Archives for "Sustainability"
What's the Dam Point?

Saturday, November 1, 2008 11:46 am

Shortly after a press release announced Lynne Lewis' scholarly article on dam removal, the Bates environmental economist learned where her academic research really hits home.

The Maine Course

Saturday, November 1, 2008 11:39 am

The Bates Contemplates Food initiative is a call for an informed examination of food choices. For many of us, these choices involve what foods to buy. A select few, though — such as the alumni on enumerated below — are choosing what foods to produce for the people who buy. And while every food decision is a life decision, the choices made by people whose livings depend on producing food take place on planes different from the ones we occupy.

Feeding the Bobcat

Saturday, November 1, 2008 9:24 am

Sylvan Ellefson '09 and his Nordic teammates trust the Bates food chain.

Cornfield as Classroom

Saturday, November 1, 2008 9:20 am

Food-oriented community projects provide more than physical nourishment.

Keeping Pace with the Earth

Saturday, November 1, 2008 8:58 am

Anna Skarstad ’11 wants to be a farmer, but she’s not willing to hoe that row until she understands why.

Food writer Pollan explores 'American paradox'

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 12:00 pm

The annual Otis Lecture at Bates, Pollan's droll, fact-rich talk was titled In Defense of Food: "The Omnivore's Solution."

Bates to screen student-made documentaries on local food production

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 4:00 am

Bates will screen For the Love of Small Scale and Fowl Play, documentaries made by Bates students about Maine food producers.

Science historian discusses views of climate change

Monday, October 20, 2008 11:40 am

Historian of science at the University of California, San Diego, Naomi Oreskes gave a lecture on the science of climate change and the notion of scientific consensus. (Total length: 1:16:12)

Why more and more colleges are seeing green in going green

Sunday, October 5, 2008 12:00 pm

The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine used Bates' sustainability efforts in a story about what has the current generation of college students fired up: "They're all about green, focused on saving energy, serving organic and local food, and reducing carbon emissions."

In the media: Food for thought

Friday, October 3, 2008 12:00 pm

Thanks to an anonymous $2.5 million gift, Bates College is refocusing its food-services mission on 'nourishing body and mind' and serving more organic and locally grown fare in the dining hall.

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