Archives for "Sustainability"
Bates commits to Maine 'green power' for its electricity

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 3:14 pm

Bates will purchase its entire electricity supply from renewable energy sources in Maine, specifically biomass generating plants and small hydroelectric producers, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen has announced.

Dining Services receives industry award

Friday, August 26, 2005 10:31 am

Bates College Dining Services was one of two colleges to share a silver award in the 2005 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards, presented annually by the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS).

Between two majors, Bertrand ’05 has found a world view

Wednesday, April 20, 2005 12:25 pm

A double major in chemistry and environmental studies, Erin Bertrand '05 has learned the art of seeing both the trees and the forest.

Bates creates Environmental Task Force

Tuesday, July 6, 2004 2:08 pm

At the request of college President Elaine Tuttle Hansen, students, staff and faculty at Bates College have created an environmental task force.

Students retire pollution permit worth one ton of sulfur dioxide

Thursday, April 24, 2003 10:19 am

For the third year, students in the 200-level "Environmental Economics" course at Bates have successfully bid on and purchased a government permit for the atmospheric release of a ton of sulfur dioxide (SO2), a pollutant that causes acid rain.

Three local farms profiled by Bates students

Tuesday, November 26, 2002 4:05 pm

The students, participants in the "World Agriculture" course taught by Peter Rogers, will present their findings from research into the operations of Nezinscott Farm, Turner; Avalon Farm, North Yarmouth; and Bell Farms, Auburn

Environmental gathering scrutinizes local landscape

Thursday, September 26, 2002 8:32 am

Two specialists in interpreting the natural landscape will discuss their impressions of lands protected by the Androscoggin Land Trust in 7 p.m. presentations on Saturday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 13, at Bates College. The Saturday talk is in Chase Hall Lounge, Chase Hall, Campus Avenue, and Sunday's event is in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, Andrews Road. The talks by plant ecologists Tom Wessels and Mitchell Thomashow, both of Antioch New England Graduate School, are open to the public at no charge.

Lecture looks at hydrogen as alternative fuel

Friday, September 20, 2002 3:11 pm

At a time when U.S. dependence on Middle Eastern fossil fuels has assumed ominous new overtones, a Sept. 25 lecture at Bates College holds out hope for a virtually unlimited new source of energy. In the second of two lectures that day inaugurating an "eminent scientist" series at Bates, National Medal of Science recipient Harry Gray will discuss recent progress on attempts to split water cost-effectively into hydrogen and oxygen gases, which would make hydrogen gas a feasible substitute for fossil fuels as our major energy source.

Buyers of discarded goods benefit non-profits, environment through Bates College Dump & Run

Thursday, May 23, 2002 9:37 am

Bates College is one of a growing number of colleges and universities nationwide to benefit the environment and local non-profit organizations by selling possessions donated by departing students. Bates' second annual "Dump & Run" sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the college's Underhill Arena, 145 Russell St.

Bates College invites community for Earth Day celebration

Thursday, April 4, 2002 3:21 pm

Bates College invites residents of Lewiston and Auburn to "Affirming Our Community," an Earth Day celebration starting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building, 130 Central Avenue.

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