Stories about "Sustainability"
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.

Longtime Maine grower and author discusses garden design

Tuesday, March 26, 2002 3:49 pm

Longtime Maine grower and former Atlantic Monthly art director Terry Silber will talk about perennial garden design at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the Muskie Archives.

Bates called exemplary in 'green campus' survey

Monday, December 17, 2001 3:36 pm

Its environmental policies and practices make Bates College a leader among American universities and colleges in a survey that the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) released in October.

'Coming Home To Eat' author speaks

Thursday, October 11, 2001 8:09 am

Gary Paul Nabhan, who spent a year eating only foods produced in the desert Southwest within 250 miles of his home, discusses that experience at the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall at Bates College Tuesday, Oct. 23.

Four students named Philip J. Otis Fellows

Saturday, May 5, 2001 9:47 am

Bates College students Megan Gadsby of St. Michaels, Md.; Elizabeth Kreischer of Arlington Mass.; John Minor of Wilmington, N.C.; and Christopher Westcott of Princeton, N.J., have been named 2001 Phillip J. Otis Fellows.

Bates students successful in bid to reduce acid rain

Sunday, April 29, 2001 2:35 pm

The Bates College Planeteers, a group of Bates environmental economics students, have successfully purchased an emissions permit good for one ton of sulfur dioxide in the 2001 Acid Rain Allowance Auction held annually by the Chicago Board of Trade.

Bates to host conference on the Caribbean and the Americas

Wednesday, April 25, 2001 3:55 pm

A group of Bates, Bowdoin and Colby college faculty and students, joined by a colleague from the University of the West Indies, will gather to participate in a day-long conference and roundtable, "Scientific Knowledge, Culture and Political Economy: The Caribbean and The Americas," Friday, May 4, in Chase Hall Lounge on Campus Avenue at Bates College.

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