Archives for "Sustainability"


May 21, 2009 5:59 pm

Mount David Summit 2009: a multimedia presentation

This multimedia presentation features what has become a dynamic tradition at Bates: the annual Mount David Summit, held this year on April 3. An eagerly anticipated presentation of student scholarship, service-learning and creative work, the summit unfurls a panorama of the rich life of the student mind at Bates. Produced by Phyllis Graber Jensen.


May 21, 2009 4:38 pm

Mount David Summit 2009 continues Bates tradition

More than 280 students participated in the eighth Mount David Summit, Bates College’s annual celebration of student academic achievement. In…


May 8, 2009 2:52 pm

Facilities Master Plan: Forum, Open Houses start May 13

Bates College is updating its 2004 Facilities Master Plan. The Facilities Master Plan addresses current and future needs for the…


May 4, 2009 10:44 am

Navigating rough economic seas

By drawing on inspirational ancestors and marshaling its community, Bates moves forward.


May 1, 2009 11:39 am

Planting the Seeds of Sustainability

As part of an environmental studies requirement, Molly Mylius ’11 will help create an herb garden next to new dining Commons building.


April 10, 2009 2:34 pm

'Students Talkin' About Food'

The buzzwords fly around the room and no one stops to explain them. “Commodity crops.” “Food web.” “Food miles.” “Victory…


April 1, 2009 3:54 pm

Mount David Summit highlights student research across disciplines

The eighth annual Mount David Summit, Bates College’s annual celebration of student academic achievement, takes place April 3. More than 280 students are participating in this year’s summit. In concurrent sessions throughout the afternoon at Pettengill Hall, participants present research posters, short talks, panel discussions, a photography exhibition and film screenings.


April 1, 2009 10:53 am

Science before water, says Poland Spring's Tom Brennan '83

When Tom Brennan ’83, senior natural resource manager for Poland Spring bottled water, approaches a Maine community about using their…


March 31, 2009 4:09 pm

Food-justice advocate Winne brings praise for Bates, advice for Obama

If you think of the yearlong Bates Contemplates Food initiative as an arch built from many stones, Mark Winne ’72 set the moral keystone in place with a lecture on March 30.


March 26, 2009 10:07 am

Wilderness protection bill gets Congress' OK

A Los Angeles Times news story about new federal legislation protecting more than 2 million acres in nine states, including more than 700,000 acres in California, quotes Sam Goldman ’03, California wilderness coordinator at the Wilderness Society. “We’re ecstatic,” he says, summing up the response of conservationists.