Stories about "Sustainability"
Report from the road: Bates' Zipcar program

Wednesday, October 31, 2007 10:34 am

"Driving a Prius is . . . a little bit of an adjustment." But once she's past the unfamiliarity of operating the hybrid, a Bates student finds new freedom through Bates' Zipcar program.

Campus construction update: Week of Oct. 22

Thursday, October 25, 2007 10:48 am

The project isn't inspiring like Alumni Walk, magnificent like the new dining Commons or heartwarming like the new student housing. But a new parking lot behind Merrill Gymnasium that should open around Thanksgiving will come in handy, easing the squeeze that Bates motorists have felt the past six months.

Campus construction update: Week of Nov. 5

Thursday, October 25, 2007 9:45 am

The new dining Commons should be open for business when students return from break on Feb. 25, project manager Paul Farnsworth reported. And it's hoped that construction work will be complete about a month prior to the opening.

Lynd '79, pioneering ethanol researcher, to speak at Bates

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 11:19 am

Professor Lee Rybeck Lynd '79, a pioneer in the sustainable production of ethanol fuels from abundant, inexpensive and renewable plant materials, gives two public presentations at Bates College in October.

Campus construction update: Week of Oct. 8

Friday, October 12, 2007 12:41 pm

Oct. 8 was a red-letter day at 280 College St., as the outdoor gas grill at the new student residence was fired up for the first time. Residence coordinators Jenn Linton '08 and Matt Lopez '08 hosted an inaugural cookout that had been delayed a couple weeks while shipping damage to the grill was fixed.

Campus construction update: Week of Sept. 24

Friday, September 28, 2007 2:11 pm

An afternoon thunderstorm on Sept. 27 occasioned an Alumni Walk first: emergency vehicles entering in response to a campus alarm. Although there was no fire, lightning caused a power surge in the fire detection system, frying a computer chip and setting off an alarm in Hathorn Hall.

Noted environmental artist to present Otis Lecture

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 12:41 pm

Agnes Denes, a renowned environmental artist who brought a wheat field to the Manhattan cityscape, offers the annual Otis Lecture at Bates College at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Bates rolls out a fleet of bicycles

Wednesday, September 5, 2007 8:32 am

This fall Bates College introduces the Bates Bikes, a fleet of 10 cruiser bicycles that belong to the newly created Bates Bike Co-op.

Bates partners with Zipcar to bring car-sharing to campus

Wednesday, September 5, 2007 8:24 am

Bates College and Zipcar, the world's largest car-sharing service, have announced a partnership to make Zipcars available on campus to faculty, staff and students as an environmentally friendly alternative to the costs and hassles of keeping a car on campus.

Campus Construction Update of Aug. 13, 2007: The opening of 280 College Street

Friday, August 17, 2007 8:57 am

With its first occupants scheduled to move in later in the day, the new Bates student housing was introduced to the community with speeches and tours during the morning of Aug. 17.

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