Archives for "Sustainability"

Saturday

November 1, 2008 8:58 am

Keeping Pace with the Earth

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

Tuesday

October 28, 2008 12:00 pm

Food writer Pollan explores 'American paradox'

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

Tuesday

October 28, 2008 4:00 am

Bates to screen student-made documentaries on local food production

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

Monday

October 20, 2008 11:40 am

Science historian discusses views of climate change

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)

Sunday

October 5, 2008 12:00 pm

Why more and more colleges are seeing green in going green

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.”

Friday

October 3, 2008 12:00 pm

In the media: Food for thought

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.

Wednesday

October 1, 2008 12:00 pm

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

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.

Friday

September 19, 2008 12:49 pm

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

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.”

Friday

September 12, 2008 12:00 pm

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

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

Thursday

September 4, 2008 12:00 pm

Convocation 2008: Love, food and the liberal arts education

If any of the 550 or so members of the Class of 2012 wondered yesterday just why they were at Bates College, their academic home for the next four years, Margaret Imber had a straightforward answer.