Earth Day—Saturday, April 22—is more important than ever this year. As environmental protections are increasingly challenged or reduced, the Barnard community is enhancing sustainability efforts, working to reduce the effects of climate change, and creating scientifically based solutions to address environmental hazards.
The Barnard College Board of Trustees announced today approval of a plan to divest from fossil fuel companies that deny climate science or otherwise seek to thwart efforts to mitigate the impact of climate change. Barnard is the first college to take the unique and innovative approach of divesting from climate change deniers.
College Divests from Fossil Fuel Companies Denying Climate Science
Members of the Barnard community discussed the recommendations of the Presidential Task Force to Examine Divestment at a campus Town Hall event on February 15.
Photographs by Nathaly Santana ’17, Martin Stute, and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Schools participating in the Challenge commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and integrating sustainability into their curricula.