Archives for "Sustainability"


March 7, 2007 3:12 pm

College joins nationwide carbon-neutrality pact

Bates College is one of eight colleges and universities in Maine, and more than 100 nationwide, to sign an agreement to become “carbon neutral” — that is, to reduce institutional emissions of carbon-based greenhouse gases such that they no longer increase the atmospheric total of such gases.


February 26, 2007 4:12 pm

U.S. Rep. Michaud takes 'green' tour of college

“What I see happening here at Bates is definitely going in the right direction,” said U.S. Rep. Michael Michaud, D-Maine, during a “green tour” of Bates Feb. 20.


February 2, 2007 11:28 am

College takes part in national recycling competition

In January, for the first time, Bates College joined more than 200 colleges and universities across the United States in RecycleMania, a 10-week recycling and waste minimization competition.


January 22, 2007 2:44 pm

College receives national recognition for community partnerships

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recently selected Bates College for its new Community Engagement Classification, created to recognize colleges and universities that have institutionalized community engagement in their endeavors.


November 3, 2006 4:23 pm

EPA honors for leadership in renewable energy use

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Bates College for its leading role in the use of electricity from renewable sources, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen has announced.


November 3, 2006 1:20 pm

Multicultural Center presents 'Earth: Saviors and Sustainers'

The Bates College Office of Multicultural Affairs presents a one-day environmental symposium titled “Earth: Saviors and Sustainers” on Saturday, Nov. 4, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.


May 23, 2006 12:00 am

Bates boards biofuel bandwagon

Bates College, which last fall contracted to buy all its electricity from renewable sources, has taken another step toward environmental sustainability with an arrangement to heat some of its student residences with cleaner-burning biofuel. In late March, Bates started heating 12 residential houses on Frye Street with so-called B5, a blend of petroleum heating oil with 5 percent biofuel made from soy or canola oil.


May 17, 2006 12:00 am

Supreme Court affirms Muskie's environmental legacy

The environmental legacy of the late U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie ’36, who was dubbed “Mr. Clean” for spearheading clean water and air laws in the 1960s and 1970s, found its way into a Supreme Court ruling May 15.


November 22, 2005 3:14 pm

Bates commits to Maine 'green power' for its electricity

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.


August 26, 2005 10:31 am

Dining Services receives industry award

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).