Sustainability & Climate Action

Barnard’s Commitment to Climate Action

Barnard’s Climate Action Vision is a 360-degree approach that prioritizes the role of women, people of color, and low-income communities in defining new paradigms for climate leadership.

Circular Campus

Join us this semester as the launch of Rheaply, our brand new exchange platform!

It’s all connected

Individual wellness, a diverse and inclusive community, and a healthy environment are all part of building a sustainable future. Join us as we connect the dots between our students, our communities, and our planet.

Sort Your Waste On Campus

Compost, Recycling and Landfill

All across Barnard's campus, there are composting, recycling, and landfill bins. 

Explore climate action at Barnard through our three main areas of focus: 


Climate and sustainability in our coursework, faculty research, and beyond

Barnard’s coursework and research engage with sustainability from all angles, from climate science and renewable technologies to environmental justice and social and cultural interpretations of the environment. 

Finance & Governance

Leading the Change & Building Resilience

Barnard is committed to incorporating climate action and sustainability into its decision-making, from strategic planning to student involvement in creating campus sustainability policies.

Campus Culture & Operations

Barnard is committed to lowering our emissions

This commitment includes both operational changes, in our energy usage and our waste production, as well as social and cultural changes.