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C2C Fellows

The C2C Fellows Network at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy is a national program for undergraduates and recent graduates aspiring to leadership positions in sustainable policy, politics and business. C2C offers intensive skills-based workshops to young people from across the country. Graduates of these workshops join a national network with access to continuing educational and professional opportunities. C2C Fellows are leaders whose vision is to change the world. Our mission is to accelerate their life’s work. Apply here for our next virtual, one-day workshop, March 6, 2021. The training begins at 9 AM Saturday and ends at 5 PM that day. 

Email the Director: ebangood@bard.edu​
Connect on Facebook: Campus to Congress-Corporation


About C2C

C2C stands for Campus to Community, to Companies, to Congress, to Corporations, to Capitol, or to City Hall-- we give young people the tools to make a difference soon, because they have to. C2C Fellows is designed for students and recent graduates who have leadership ambition, and provide them with the knowledge, skills, courage, and a powerful, ongoing network, to lead the change. Ready to join us?  



Leadership Workshops

Led by Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director of Bard’s Center for Environmental Policy, C2C trainings focus on key leadership skills: vision, courage, developing your network, telling your story, and raising funds. Our next workshop will be held virtually on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Workshop agenda is here, with more details about the workshop here. The registration fee of $10 is payable on acceptance to the workshop. Apply Now! 

C2C Fellows Network

As a C2C Fellow, you have access to a national network of over 500 C2C Fellows for innovation and inspiration; you get free, lifelong career advising from Bard Center for Environmental Policy Director, Dr.  Eban Goodstein; you have the opportunity to publish your sustainability writing on the Bard CEP Eco-reader blog, and you are eligible for dedicated C2C Fellows Scholarships offered to Bard CEP and Bard MBA.


C2C Fellows are currently eligible to apply to become C2C Scholars—funded graduate school students in CEP’s Master's of Science degrees in Climate Science and Policy, Environmental Policy or in Bard’s MBA in Sustainability. In their first year at Bard, C2C Scholars in the M.S. programs are tasked with managing and developing the C2C Fellows network and workshops and getting hands-on leadership experience. In their second year, they participate in six-month, high-level policy internships in the climate and clean energy field, before returning to CEP to complete their Master's capstones. Contact Margo Bogossian, Admissions Counselor, to learn more about this opportunity.

Social Media Network

The C2C Fellows Network is the power network for rising leaders in sustainability. Stay in touch with your Fellow leaders nationwide – exchange ideas, register for upcoming events, and more! Each workshop has a unique Facebook group, in addition to the groups below. Start a conversation today!

C2C Network Press

The Wired Campus

Politicians, Students Videoconference about Climate-Change Solutions

By Steve Kolowich

With several men in ties staring at laptops and talking over one another into headsets around a table laden with Ethernet cables on Wednesday, the cramped room looked like a call center. In fact, it was a conference room in the U.S. Capitol building, and the men on the headsets were members of Congress.



Class Act: Universities Hold National Teach-In on Climate Change

By Sarah van Schagen
Across the country yesterday, college campuses opened up a dialogue on climate change as part of a National Teach-In. And for many schools, this meant opening up lecture halls as well.

Join the National Teach-in on Global Warming, Feb 4-5!

By Mary Ellen and John Harte
Obama has vowed to address climate change, but how we do so will determine our success. And this is where you come in.


If the cuffed polar bear sitting in a giant electric chair didn't convince enough students en route to their classes last January, the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) is getting another chance this February.


An Evening at the Intersection of Democracy and Climate Change

Sustainability Corner: 'The Island President' event Encourages Global Environmental Awareness

Students Talk Policy with Senate Aides

Community, Ecology, and Resilience Network

CERN is a research, education and action network of faculty and students in the global Bard Network who are exploring the frontiers of community ecology and resilience, in the Hudson Valley and across the world. 


Affiliated Researchers

Dr. Chris Coggins /  Dr. Eban Goodstein / Dr. Jennifer Phillips / Dr. Monique Segarra / Dr. Gautam Sethi / Dr. Anton Seimon / Dr. Victor Tafur, JD / Susan Winchell-Sweeney



Forests and Community

Dr. Coggins has led a series of student field research teams to document an extensive network of close to 50 indigenous fengshui forests throughout southern China, list of publications here. These forests reveal a tradition of Chinese village forestry, dating back centuries, that continues to yield ecosystems services like water purification and protection from wind. The forests are also critical biorefugia, and are providing important insights for modern forestry practices. Coggins also continues research on wildlife migration coridoors, following his earlier research discussed in his book The Tiger and the Pangolin.

Dr. Sethi has been working on an NSF funded research team exploring strategies for protection of the Slow Loris in Vietnam. Publications herehere and here.

Based on work in Nicaragua with small holder coffee farmers, Dr. Phillips and her graduate student are preparing a manuscript on carbon storage in shade coffee systems, where coffee production supports biodiverse tropical forest systems.

Dr. Seimon has published extensively on conservation in African Montane forests, especially in the context of climate change adaptation. A list of publications is here. 

Dr. Segarra has written on community-based conservation in China, and forest protection based on community interests is also explored in Dr. Goodstein's books Economics and the Environment, and Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction. 

Water and Community

For over a decade, Bard MS students have been supporting the Institute for Nature and Society (INSO) in Oaxaca, Mexico, through internships and thesis work. INSO characterizes the region’s challenge as one of too much “fast water”—now both arriving and disappearing rapidly during the rainy season— and not enough “slow water”, water that in the past was trapped by healthy ecosystems, and retained for use throughout the year. As a result of the degradation of mountain forests, cropland and pasture, and of urban sprawl, rainy season precipitation has become fast water, washing away topsoil, flooding roads, failing to replenish groundwater, and flowing quickly out of the region. Video here; list of publications here. 

Dr. Segarra’s policy students are working to develop a stakeholder engagement process for the NYSERDA-funded work on the Sawkill River microhydro project. She is also co-authoring with a CEP graduate a paper on international water-body monitoring. Dr. Tafur’s law students are integrating the federal/state/local regulatory issues applicable to this project. 

Dr. Segarra is also co-authoring with a CEP graduate a paper on international water-body monitoring. 

Dr. Tafur is working with environmental NGOS and municipalities in the Long Island Sound shoreline to improve public engagement related to monitoring water quality, managing storm water and flooding issues, and updating resiliency planning and the local laws to implement it.

In collaboration with colleagues at West Point, Dr. Sethi is working on a project on water access and resilience.

Food Systems and Community

Dr.  Phillips, an agronomist and climate scientist, also operates a 90-acre sheep farm a few miles from the Bard campus. The farm provides the opportunity for experimental work and a living classroom.  In addition to undergraduate experience in sheep and pasture management, Dr. Phillips and her flock recently participated in a four-year research project with Cornell University on the use of forages in small ruminant parasite management.  She is also a farmer-collaborator with Cornell's Climate Smart Agriculture program that seeks to improve farm resilience to climate change in the Northeast, video here. Work under development will focus on soil carbon sequestration under intensive livestock grazing.

Dr. Segarra has co-authored two recent papers with graduate students focused on sustainable agriculture strategies: one in Mexico, and one in Ghana. 

Energy and Community

Dr.'s Sethi and Goodstein are engaged in a NYSERDA-funded analysis of the effectiveness of a community program designed to promote residential energy efficiency in New York state. 

Dr. Tafur’s reseach also focuses on biofuels, energy efficiency and renewable energy in Colombia, South America. He recently published case studies (here and here) for the United Nations Environmental Programme and the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law.