Stories about "Sustainability"
Yearlong 'Bates Contemplates Food' initiative raised campus, community awareness of far-reaching issues

Monday, November 2, 2009 12:15 pm

Inspired by the 2008 opening of its new dining Commons and a $2.5 million gift from an anonymous donor supporting organic, natural and farm-fresh food, Bates College devoted the 2008-09 academic year to reflecting on issues, from environmental impacts to food justice, around what and how we choose to eat.

Video: 350 at New Commons

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 4:36 pm

A video of table dancing at New Commons, organized by the student...

Lewiston-Auburn announces ‘350.org’ climate-change awareness efforts

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 3:43 pm

As climate activists worldwide take part in an International Day of Climate Action on Saturday, Oct. 24, Kennedy Park in downtown Lewiston will be the focus of local efforts supporting the cause.

USA Today notes Bates' inclusion on green honor roll

Thursday, October 15, 2009 2:05 pm

A sidebar item in USA Today notes Bates’ inclusion on the 2009...

Huffington Post blogger Liz Neumark P'13 reviews Bates, Maine food

Thursday, October 8, 2009 10:23 am

Huffington Post blogger Liz Neumark P’13, sharing her splendid experience in Maine...

Poetry reading to explore relationship between nature, aesthetics

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 10:13 am

Jonathan Skinner, assistant professor of environmental studies at Bates, reads from his own poetry and from the poetry journal that he edits, Ecopoetics, at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in Chase Hall's Skelton Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

University Business honors Dining Services' commitment to sustainability, excellence

Thursday, October 1, 2009 12:59 pm

University Business magazine has awarded Bates a “Dining Hall of Distinction” award...

Stonyfield Farm chairman to speak at Bates screening of 'Food, Inc.'

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 1:30 pm

A Bates College screening of the food-industry exposé "Food, Inc." will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the director of Bates Dining Services and with Gary Hirshberg, head of organic yogurt producer Stonyfield Farm.

Aiming to curb car use, Bates expands Bike Coop program

Friday, September 11, 2009 9:06 am

Among amenities awaiting Bates students as they arrived on campus this month was a bicycle built for two -- just the thing for taking a spin downtown with a close friend.

2009 reading list for entering students focuses on global climate change

Thursday, August 27, 2009 12:24 pm

The members of the class of 2013 have been asked to explore the Global Project 350 Web site, and then read at least one other piece on the list. Through orientation and various events throughout the fall, Bates will join local, regional, national and global communities in the Global Project 350 effort to effect change and influence political leaders as the Global Climate Change Summit draws near.

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