Stories about "Sustainability"
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Object Lesson: A photograph of a Russian protester raising her voice

Thursday, March 2, 2017 11:18 am

Jane Costlow explains the significance of the photo in her office showing a St. Petersburg woman holding a protest sign in one hand and her snacking child in the other.

Four Bates EcoReps -- Isa Moise '19 of Mount Vernon, N.Y., Beanie O'Shea '18 of Somers, Conn., Hannah Slattery '18 of Gilford, N.H., and George Fiske '19 of West Hartford, Conn. -- show off one of the college's new waste-sorting stations, in Pettengill Hall. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Trash talk: Bates boosts its waste-management game

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 4:09 pm

Bates College's sustainability coordinator has come up with waste-sorting stations that make it easier for Bates people to do the right thing with their trash.

Tanks a lot: With a Cote crane poised for action, a rigger unfastens the Renewable Fuel Oil tank from its trailer on Dec. 9, 2016. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Campus Construction Update: Jan. 27, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017 3:32 pm

A product related to the food flavoring Liquid Smoke is helping Bates cut the costs — in dollars and carbon emissions — of heating the campus.

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.

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