Archives for "Sustainability"

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.

Thursday

March 12, 2009 11:40 am

Author McKibben and key figure in 'renewable energy island' to speak

On March 12 and 13, two decisive actors in the effort to curtail global climate change offer back-to-back talks at Bates College.

Sunday

March 1, 2009 12:39 pm

Open Forum

Opinions, stories, and comments from the Bates community

Sunday

March 1, 2009 11:33 am

Homing in on Green Design

Perils and possibilities arise as consumers seek green options in building and architecture.

Friday

February 27, 2009 3:25 pm

Author McKibben and key figure in 'renewable energy island' to speak

Bill McKibben, the environmental journalist who wrote the first book aimed at a general readership about climate change, gives a talk titled “Global Warming: Fighting Against It, Living With It” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave.

Friday

February 27, 2009 3:09 pm

Bates students to take part in D.C. energy demonstration

Fifty Bates College students are among an estimated 10,000 young people from around the United States who will gather in the nation’s capital on Feb. 27 for a four-day summit supporting immediate action on climate, energy and economic issues.

Friday

February 27, 2009 3:03 pm

Cornell professor to discuss global food crisis and poverty

Cornell University professor Per Pinstrup-Andersen offers a lecture about the impacts of globalization on poverty, food security and nutrition.

Thursday

February 26, 2009 12:02 pm

Maine farmers find a friend in Rick Kersbergen '78

When a Maine dairy farmer ponders the move to organic production, Rick Kersbergen ’78 is there to ease the transition.