The Environmental Studies Program and the Office of Sustainability co-host an EnviroLunch Series in Commons. Bates faculty, staff, students, and Lewiston community members  join us for this gathering around environmental topics. Topics range from research on the Androscoggin River watershed, to building a community garden in Armenia, to the effects of climate change on Maine’s forests and wildlife.

Fall 2015 EnviroLunch Dates and Topics

September 28 – Topic:  Garbage to Garden
October 7 – Topic:  Kate McNally will speak about her Otis Fellowship
October 14 – Topic:  Mt. Abram ski area sustainability projects
October 29 – Topic:  Student Stories from the Field
November 5 – Topic:  Maine’s solid waste policies – Natural Resources Council of Maine
November 19 – Topics:  Britta Clark and Michela Moscufo, “Revisiting the Deep Ecology Movement in Norway,” and Aine Fitzgerald Coleman, “Learning about Expressive Agriculture at Orkestai Farm.”
December 3 – Topic:  Elizabeth DeSanto, “Marine Protected Areas:  Opportunities and Challenges for Global Biodiversity Conservation.”
January 21, 2016 – Topic:  TBA
February 11, 2016 – Topic:  TBA
March 3, 2016 – Topic:  TBA
March 17, 2016 – Topic:  TBA
March 31, 2016 – Topic:  TBA


EnviroLunches are held in 221/222 Commons from 12:10-12:55 on the designated dates listed above.