Stories about "Sustainability"
Moretti '06 steers La Cozze out of Portland Harbor toward Clapboard Island in Casco Bay, the site of the day's mussel harvest.
Maine aquafarmer Matt Moretti ’06 flexes his mussels on Casco Bay

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 10:44 am

Moretti's love for the ocean was "undefined" for a long time. That was before his time in Mo’orea. And before he found a Maine mussel farm for sale.

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Video: ‘Modeling trash was something to get used to!’

Thursday, November 17, 2016 4:42 pm

Scenes and comments from the annual Trashion Show, where students design and model outfits made of trash and recyclables.

George Fiske '19, Brent Feldman '17, and Katharine Gaillard '19 are shown up close and personal with a Canadian Solar PV module. (Tom Twist/Bates College)
Campus Construction Update: Oct. 21, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016 9:41 am

The irrepressible Campus Construction Update returns with Bates' entry into solar electricity production.

Elizabeth Kolbert. (Nicholas Whitman)
Q&A: Elizabeth Kolbert works in a horrifying and amazing era for environmental journalism

Friday, October 21, 2016 8:33 am

Elizabeth Kolbert, New Yorker writer and winner of a Pulitzer for The Sixth Extinction, gave the annual Otis Lecture on Oct. 24.

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Will your Napkin Board query make the cut?

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 2:53 pm

The fate of Commons food just might lie on a small, crumpled napkin.

Katherine Creswell reaps the bounty that was the 2015 winter squash harvest.
Katherine Creswell ’05 ate a Maine-only diet for a month. Here’s what she learned

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 12:11 pm

Ten years after doing a senior thesis on Maine food security, she decides to eat a Maine-sourced diet for one month.

A worker installs Cut'nWrap modular and removable insulating product on a hot-pipe components in a Bates mechanical room. (Photo courtesy of Auburn Manufacturing Co.)
From high-tech to old school, Bates’ energy projects offer quick paybacks

Thursday, January 28, 2016 1:14 pm

An opportunistic investment of $1.5 million in energy projects is helping Bates lower its utility costs by a projected 22 percent.

Milla's dress won the "Most Glamorous" award. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Multimedia: Featuring detritus that delights us, the Trashion Show is a model of recycling

Friday, November 21, 2014 12:35 pm

The Trashion Show raises awareness about sustainability through a fashion show featuring outfits made from recycled materials.

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2014 Otis Lecture to highlight role of virtue in perceptions of climate change

Monday, November 17, 2014 11:00 am

Known for his scrutiny of the cultural dimensions of climate change, Mike Hulme brings the ancient philosophical concept of virtue to bear on the climate crisis in Bates College's annual Otis Lecture on Nov. 17.

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Slideshow: Students serve farm-to-table dinner at Nezinscot Farm

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:00 am

Theory meets practice as students learned just where their food, quite literally, gets born.

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