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Apply to be an Eco-Board Member!

Are you interested in becoming more involved with Barnard Ecoreps? Apply to be on our Eco-Board! We will be accepting applications until January 10th. Simply fill out the following google form:


What You Can Do To Protect Biodiversity

Read this article from Columbia’s Earth Institute to learn how you, as a consumer, can protect the Earth’s ecosystems!

Sustainable Restaurants in NYC!

Northern Spy Food Co.

Although it might be a bit pricey, it’s definitely worth the splurge. Located in the East Village, Northern Spy Food Co. uses locally grown, raised, caught, and crafted products and the restaurant itself is almost entirely made from repurposed and reclaimed materials. It’s a great environmentally friendly hangout for family, friends, and relatives!

Sustainable NYC Café

An adorable little café on the East Side attached to one of the city’s largest centers for local, organic, recycled, fair-trade, re-purposed, biodegradable products and gifts, Sustainable NYC’s Café features a wide variety of delectable local, vegan, gluten-free treats, sandwiches, soups, and salads as well as fair-trade coffees and house-made teas. Affordable and fun, it’s the perfect spot to support local purveyors and learn about sustainable development!


It might seem like just a burger place, but take our word for it when we say that there is an option for every kind if diet out there. Not in the mood for a burger? Choose from any of their snacks, salads, sandwiches, sides, sliders, meals, sweets, and even breakfast. All of which contain gluten-free and vegan/vegetarian options. So there’s a little something for everyone. What makes burgers so sustainable? Bareburger uses organic, all-natural, grass-fed, free-range, humanely raised, sustainable, and pesticide free meats and ingredients from local farmers and artisans in all of their dishes in addition to building each of their restaurants using solely recycked, reclaimed, and sustainable materials. Environmentally friendly and affordable!

Wacky Wok

Providing affordable, environmentally friendly and authentic Asian cuisine, Wacky Wok prides themselves on their use of natural oils, house-made sauces, wild fish, hormone and antibiotic free meats and poultry as well as fresh produce from local purveyors that employ sustainable practices. You won’t find any traces of preservatives, GMOS, MSG, trans fat, corn starch, white sugar, or table salt in any of their dishes. If that’s not sustainable enough, all paper products used are bio-degradable and can be corn-posted right alongside food waste. And they deliver. What could be better?


Located in, where else, the East Village, Quartino offers authentic and environmentally friendly Italian dishes made with all organic ingredients from local organic markets. For a delicious and sustainable Italian meal, this is the place to be.

Welcome to Barnard!

We hope that you are all as excited as we are to start the new year! We Barnard Eco Reps are starting fresh with a new structure, a new focus, and some fun during NSOP. Hopefully all of you new students here at Barnard that have stumbled upon this lovely website of ours received a water bottle from us with a recipe card in the inside. This was just a little gift from the Columbia and Barnard Eco Reps.

We have been busy for the past few weeks planning a few events that will happen before school starts.

The Green Sale at Columbia
Stop by Wien Lounge (on 116th between Amsterdam and Morningside) or Friday, August 30th or Sunday, September 1st between 10am and 3pm for college essentials at a good price. We’ll be selling fridges and fans among other dorm goods, so come early!

Our First Potluck of the Semester!
It’s a little tradition of ours to get together and eat a lot of delicious food and we want to share this with you all. Stop by the lawn on Friday the 30th at about 6pm and get some free food and good company. If it starts to rain, we’ll be in the 1st floor of Altschul. We hope to see you there!

And don’t forget, we’ve organized some really cool green tours that will get you out of Morningside Heights to some really great places! There’s the EcoReps Green Campus Tour, the Green Spaces and Green Design Tour, and the Local Farmer’s Markets and Thrift Shops Tour. They all meet at the Sundial on college walk and are in your handy dandy notebook.

Eco-love from your E-Board!

How to Take a Walk in the Woods: Happy Earth Week!

Check out this great NPR piece on how “noticing” can give us a break from our busy days. And with (hopefully) the warmer weather today, it’s a great day to celebrate Earth Week by trying it out! Eat your lunch on the lawn, take a walk in Riverside, maybe even picnic in Central Park, find a tree to climb…


From the article:

“In this permanent state of hyperventilation, the issue for us all is not stopping to smell roses. It’s not even noticing that there are roses right there in front of us. Joseph Campbell, the great scholar of religion, hit the core of our problem when he wrote, “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive.””


Thanks so much to all our friends who made it out to the Noise Pollution Potluck last night! Here’s a link to the fantastic interview with Krista Tippet and Gordon Hempton! From the website’s summary of the chat: “Gordon Hempton … Continue reading

Natural Disasters: An Interdisciplinary Look at Response, Observation, and Action

nat_disas_imagesCan’t pass up this exciting panel featuring Deborah Coen, Martin Stute, Andrew Revkin,  and General Russel L. Honore!

From front page news to scientific journals, there is no denying that the modern world remains vulnerable 
to natural disasters. But how have understandings of these forces changed over time, and how have
 past experiences shaped today’s responses to disasters? Join Barnard professors Deborah Coen and Martin Stute,The New York Times’ Andrew Revkin, and General Russel L. Honore, Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina and Global Preparedness Authority, as they explore the relationship of eyewitness experiences to expert knowledge and to government and community response. How will societies attempt to cope with the inevitable natural disasters of the future?

See you at the Diana Center Event Oval on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 6:30 PM!