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Wednesday

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…

Tuesday

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.

Thursday

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.

Wednesday

March 25, 2009
12:39 pm

Environmental journalist McKibben speaks at Bates

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.

Monday

March 23, 2009
1:05 pm

Former Maine governor to address 'green' leadership

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

Thursday

March 19, 2009
4:31 pm

Eric Peters '86 raises oysters for the raw bar

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.

Thursday

March 19, 2009
12:57 pm

Alumni bring distinctive views to food-system issues

“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.”

Thursday

March 12, 2009
12:16 pm

'Bates Contemplates Food' presents alumni in two events

Borealis Breads founder Jim Amaral ’80 and food activist-author Mark Winne ’72 are among Bates College alumni featured in two March events relating to the Nourishing Body and Mind: Bates Contemplates Food initiative.

Sunday

March 1, 2009
12:39 pm

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