Why'd We Plunge?
At Bard's Center for Environmental Policy
we believe that solutions to environmental challenges, such as climate change, are best tackled from an integrated perspective. Coursework in science, economics, law and policy, and an internship in the field equip our students with skills necessary to create competent policy. Bard CEP develops a network of students with the wisdom, ambition, talent, and grace to change the future. Funds raised were allocated to:
- Tuition scholarship, class 2015
- Internship stipends, class of 2014
Where'd We Plunge?
We plunged into the pond surrounding the "Parliament of Reality
" the installation by the world-renowned artist Olafur Eliasson, in front of Bard's Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. Eliasson challenges one to question their reality by evaluating the nature of their relationship with the environment, both man-made and natural.
Reality is a world that will soon be home to 9 billion people, all aspiring to a good quality of life. Reality is a world that will heat up somewhere between 4 and 12 degrees over our student’s lifetimes. A Parliament is a place to gather to solve problems.