Stories about "Sustainability"
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...

Ecosystem of inches

Tuesday, July 1, 2008 2:46 pm

Every time a putt lips out, or every time a football bangs an upright, you hear the phrase: "It’s a game of inches." Then there’s commercial fisherman Eric Hesse ’86, the subject of a photo essay. He works in an ecosystem of inches.

Community Fabric

Tuesday, July 1, 2008 10:39 am

The Harward Center and a fledgling Lewiston museum weave a working partnership.

Bates riders find ‘vanpool’ good and green, in more ways than one

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:00 pm

Commuters aren't usually encouraged to tool along with eyes closed, ears filled with Sinatra or The Dresden Dolls, and both hands off the wheel. But some 200 lucky Mainers can commute that way safely if they wish -- and help out the planet at the same time.

New report calls avoidance a poor green alternative

Monday, June 9, 2008 12:00 pm

A Rogers Casey Inc. researcher argues that targeted bets on "green" companies could prove superior to more sweeping strategies that purge polluters from institutional portfolios.

Community Fabric

Sunday, June 1, 2008 12:00 pm

'Responsive and willing' is how curator Dumas describes faculty interest in Museum L-A projects, while Scobey notes that faculty engages about half of Bates' 1,700 students in 'significant community-based learning,' from internships to research.

Balanced Beam

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 10:44 am

Behind the Ben Ayers ’99–Kirsten Walter ’00 farmhouse, barn designer and friend Brad Morse ’99, along with neighbor Bruce Bell, was cutting beams from hemlock timbers that Bell and son Nat had milled. On Morse’s T-shirt was the phrase “Measure twice, cut once.” An understatement, actually, said Morse with a smile. “I’m pretty picky about everything, so I do it more than twice.”

More than a month old, dining Commons still a fresh Bates place

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 12:00 pm

Spring's happy arrival after a long winter manifests itself in myriad ways, which is one way to explain the giddy reactions to the new dining Commons, open since Feb. 24.

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