Stories about "Sustainability"
Planting the Seeds of Sustainability

Friday, May 1, 2009 11:39 am

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

'Students Talkin' About Food'

Friday, April 10, 2009 2:34 pm

The buzzwords fly around the room and no one stops to explain...

Mount David Summit highlights student research across disciplines

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 3:54 pm

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.

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

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 10:53 am

When Tom Brennan ’83, senior natural resource manager for Poland Spring bottled...

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

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 4:09 pm

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.

Wilderness protection bill gets Congress' OK

Thursday, March 26, 2009 10:07 am

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.

Environmental journalist McKibben speaks at Bates

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 12:39 pm

Bill McKibben, the environmental journalist who wrote the first book aimed at a general readership about climate change, gave a talk titled "Global Warming: Fighting Against It, Living With It" on Thursday, March 12.

Former Maine governor to address 'green' leadership

Monday, March 23, 2009 1:05 pm

Former Maine Gov. Angus King Jr. visits Bates on March 25 to address the theme "Protecting the Environment: Reflections on the Role of Leadership."

Eric Peters '86 raises oysters for the raw bar

Thursday, March 19, 2009 4:31 pm

In season, Peters and a part-time employee hand-harvest up to 8,000 shellfish weekly from the riverbed acreage that Peters leases from the state. Currently wholesaling through a distributor to restaurants in Boston and elsewhere, Peters will begin retailing in 2009 as Norumbega Oyster Inc. to diversify his clientele and boost revenues.

Alumni bring distinctive views to food-system issues

Thursday, March 19, 2009 12:57 pm

"I can see the world through food," said Kirsten Walter '00, perhaps speaking for all the participants in a wide-ranging Bates discussion of food-related topics on March 16. "I can see all these different issues," she said, "and how to approach them and how to engage people with them."

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