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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.35
Liaison Laurie Husted
Submission Date June 9, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Bard College
IN-24: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Laurie Husted
Sustainability Manager
Bard Office of Sustainability (BoS)
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Presidential Support for Pricing Carbon

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

A student effort to put a price on carbon led to President Botstein adding his support to the effort to solve the climate crisis through putting a price on carbon, making Bard among the leaders in this effort. By lending the collegiate voice to the demand for a market-based solution to the climate crisis, the College is fulfilling its role to be a responsible steward of learning.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Public Engagement
Energy

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Our Climate’s higher education initiative, part of the #PutAPriceOnIt campaign organized by partnership with Citizens’ Climate Education and Years of Living Dangerously. The campaign began in 2016 and works to help college students understand the importance of pricing carbon, and ultimately encourage their institutions’ presidents to publicly support a carbon price. Bard entered the leadership circle of 30 colleges when the process culminated in President Botstein signing this commitment.

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