Archives for "Sustainability"
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.

Can we do it? Creativity contest to spur beverage container recycling

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 12:00 pm

Bates College sophomore Carolyn Silva-Sanchez invites the Lewiston-Auburn community to see the judging of a contest for creative uses of recyclable bottles and cans.

'Omnivore's Dilemma' author Pollan to speak at Bates

Friday, September 19, 2008 12:49 pm

One of the most prominent advocates for changing the culture of eating in the United States, Pollan has expressed a food philosophy stunning in its reach and simplicity: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

NBC affiliate reports on $2.5 million gift for local, natural, organic foods

Friday, September 12, 2008 12:00 pm

Bates' purchase of local food is helping Maine farmers and food providers.

$2.5 million gift helps inspire food-awareness initiative at Bates College

Tuesday, September 2, 2008 12:00 pm

An unusual donation of $2.5 million to Bates College has increased the college's already high use of local, organic and natural food.

Retirement beckons to uber health agent

Thursday, August 21, 2008 12:00 pm

The Foxboro (Mass.) Reporter profiled George Young '73, who is retiring as health agent in the town of Foxborough after 20 years.

Bates faculty, staff test drive electric cars

Friday, August 8, 2008 12:00 pm

Despite wet weather, a steady trickle of Bates faculty and staff arrived between Pettengill Hall and the new dining Commons Aug. 7 to test drive two low-speed electric vehicles: a four-seater car and a small truck.

Bates earns high marks for environmental sustainability

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 12:00 pm

Bates College has been notified it received a top score, along with 10 other U.S. colleges and universities, in a "Green Rating" system developed by test preparation organization Princeton Review and ecoAmerica.

Economist Lynne Lewis measures dams' effects on property values

Monday, July 7, 2008 12:00 pm

Recent research by Bates environmental economist Lynne Lewis shows the benefits of removing a hydropower dam on Maine's Kennebec River 10 years ago.

Economist Lynne Lewis measures dams' effects on property values

Monday, July 7, 2008 9:30 am

When a hydropower dam on Maine’s Kennebec River was taken out in...

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