Archives for "Sustainability"

Thursday

January 28, 2016 1:14 pm

From high-tech to old school, Bates’ energy projects offer quick paybacks

From high-tech to old school, Bates’ energy projects offer quick paybacks

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

Thursday

November 19, 2015 7:16 pm

Slideshow: Trashion Show proves that your trash is another’s fashion treasure

Slideshow: Trashion Show proves that your trash is another’s fashion treasure

The annual Trashion Show once again featured wearable runway designs made from recycled stuff, including one outfit inspired by Barbarella and Madonna.

Friday

November 21, 2014 12:35 pm

Multimedia: Featuring detritus that delights us, the Trashion Show is a model of recycling

Multimedia: Featuring detritus that delights us, the Trashion Show is a model of recycling

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

Monday

November 17, 2014 11:00 am

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

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

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.

Tuesday

July 8, 2014 11:00 am

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

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

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

Tuesday

June 24, 2014 12:32 pm

Video: Making bread while reducing waste is Dining Services’ recipe for sustainability

Video: Making bread while reducing waste is Dining Services’ recipe for sustainability

At home, they’re called leftovers. In the parlance of Bates Dining Services, they’re called “extras.” Either way, having food remaining…

Tuesday

June 17, 2014 11:48 am

Clean Sweep 2014: ‘These swords are awesome!’

Clean Sweep 2014: ‘These swords are awesome!’

Clean Sweep 2014: reducing waste, strengthening community bonds and generating money for nonprofit organizations.

Thursday

February 27, 2014 12:03 pm

Longtime activist for indigenous rights, sustainability to speak on environmental stewardship

Longtime activist for indigenous rights, sustainability to speak on environmental stewardship

Chief Oren Lyons, a Native American leader and environmental activist, speaks at Bates on March 3.

Tuesday

February 18, 2014 1:10 pm

Indigenous rights and environmental activist Oren Lyons to discuss sustainability

Indigenous rights and environmental activist Oren Lyons to discuss sustainability

Chief Oren Lyons, a Native American leader and environmental activist, offers a lecture on March 3.

Tuesday

December 3, 2013 12:47 pm

Bates-directed climate project in Shetland Islands wins environmental award

Bates-directed climate project in Shetland Islands wins environmental award

A Bates-directed archeological project in the Shetland Islands has won an environmental award from the Shetland government and environmental organizations….