Local Environment

Barnard strives to create a inclusive community at the college by tending to our our own campus and physical spaces, and then further interacting and partnering with our neighbors and community members in terms of sustainability.

Campus Environment

Barnard Bees

Barnard professor Jonathan Snow regulates the honey bee farms on the roof of Barnard Hall to promote the health and prosperity of the species at a time of concern. By educating students about the environmental impacts of honey bee extinction, he hopes to combat its progression. Students work with Snow to conduct experiments on the honey bee digestive tract through the Summer Research Institute at Barnard. Read more about his work!

Campus Partner 

Harlem Grown

Harlem Grown is a nonprofit organization aimed at educating youth about food justice and healthy living. Since 2011, Harlem Grown has been operating local urban farms, increasing access to and knowledge of healthy food for Harlem residents, and providing garden-based development programs to Harlem youth. 

Barnard connects with Harlem Grown by getting students engaged in the local NYC community, mentoring youth about sustainable practices.