Archives for "Sustainability"


November 13, 2008 12:00 pm

Fare to remember: Harvest Meal 2008

One of the campus community’s favorite gatherings, Bates’ annual Harvest Meal is nearly upon us.
The buffet dinner starts at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Commons. Dessert and a “Trashion Fashion Show,” a green-minded event where Bates people display apparel they have made from discarded materials, follows in the Gray Athletic Building.


November 5, 2008 2:17 pm

Choice Meat

This issue reflects the College’s ongoing Bates Contemplates Food initiative in myriad ways, including eight profiles of alumni who produce food in Maine.


November 4, 2008 12:00 pm

A meeting of cultures around a Creole Table

Staff, students and faculty get together to make dinner and discuss a particular nation and its Creole culture, building bridges between different groups within the college.


November 1, 2008 3:53 pm

Dual Demmitts

Louisa Demmitt ’09 and younger brother Daniel of Columbia, Md., saw a lot of each other during the fall, even though he’s not a Bates student. After graduating from high school, Daniel cobbled together a gap year that began in Maine at the Androscoggin Apple Co., a family-owned organic operation in Greene. He plans to continue his farm work in the South over the winter.


November 1, 2008 3:21 pm

The Rice Stuff

Rice is a managing director at BlackRock, the country’s largest publicly traded mutual fund manager. Within the volatile confines of the energy market, Rice is a star. His portfolios top out at just over $8 billion and his most recognized asset, the firm’s $1.4 billion Global Resources mutual fund, has soared right alongside the increasing prices of natural gas, coal, and oil.


November 1, 2008 3:09 pm

Called to the table

Conversations about food remind us that a liberal education prepares the whole human being for life.


November 1, 2008 1:51 pm

Alumnus and Bates Contemplates Food

The cover of the Fall 2008 Bates Magazine shows Nicolas Lindholm ’86 displaying tomatoes grown on his family-operated organic farm, Hackmatack Farm, in Penobscot, Maine.


November 1, 2008 11:56 am

Cruising with the ‘Croo’

Run by the Appalachian Mountain Club, Greenleaf is among eight high-mountain huts staffed by about 50 college-age men and women, known as “croo.” Last summer, five Batesies were hut croo, a number tied with Middlebury for the most in the huts.


November 1, 2008 11:46 am

What's the Dam Point?

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.


November 1, 2008 11:39 am

The Maine Course

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.