Stories about "Sustainability"
Campus Construction Update: Shortridge goes 100 percent solar

Thursday, November 16, 2017 1:57 pm

A year after the first row of solar panels went atop Bates' Coastal Center at Shortridge, a second row has made the center electrically self-sufficient.

Censorship of scientists is ramping up, but hostility is nothing new

Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:40 am

The attempt to silence scientists shows just how powerful knowledge is, says Associate Professor of History Joe Hall.

Muskie’s threatened Clean Water Act delivers ‘billions of dollars in economic benefits’ annually

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:24 pm

Ensuring clean water, says economics professor Lynne Lewis, boosts jobs, tourism, recreation, and property values — benefits that far outweigh the costs.

November brings exercises to trim our waste

Thursday, November 9, 2017 1:57 pm

At Bates College, No Shave November will be overshadowed by No Waste November, a series of events dedicated to cultivating good waste-disposal habits.

The Bates boilers just fired up — but with much less fossil fuel

Friday, October 27, 2017 10:07 am

Made by vaporizing materials like sawdust, RFO has helped Bates slash its carbon emissions

Bates strikes Gold with new sustainability rating

Friday, September 15, 2017 10:01 am

Reflecting strong collaboration and projects large and small, Bates earns a major rating for sustainability.

The major Bates College stories of 2016–17

Friday, June 30, 2017 9:23 am

It was a year of never-befores and how-about-thats, with a few way-to-goes along the way.

Paper coffee cups soon to be an un-Commons sight

Thursday, March 30, 2017 3:39 pm

As of April 24, as a way to reduce the amount of waste Bates College sends to the landfill, Dining Services will no longer stock paper cups in Commons.

Video: Kevin Tejada ’17 and the Trashion Show

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 11:06 am

In our latest "Voices from the Class of 2017," Kevin Tejada explains how designing outfits for the Trashion Show led to self-discovery.

Look What We Found: A photograph of a Russian protester raising her voice

Thursday, March 2, 2017 11:18 am

Jane Costlow explains the significance of the photo in her office showing a St. Petersburg woman holding a protest sign in one hand and her snacking child in the other.

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