Stories about "Sustainability"
Climate-change activist Phil Aroneanu in action.
Strategies for climate change, youth homelessness at issue in Harward Center events

Thursday, November 7, 2013 11:32 am

A forum on youth homelessness in Maine and a talk by a leading climate change activist take place a day apart in presentations at Bates College.

Rubén Martínez is the 2013 Otis Lecturer at Bates. (© Angela Garcia)
Chronicler of boom, bust in American West gives Otis Lecture on Oct. 14

Friday, September 27, 2013 2:01 pm

Rubén Martínez, chronicler of the harsh consequences of boom times in the West, gives the annual Otis Lecture on Oct. 14.

Gabe Clark '02 owns Cold Spring Ranch and is president of the Maine Grass Farmers Network. (Phyllis Graber Jensen)
Gabe Clark ’02 tells Bangor Daily News that grass-fed beef is where it’s at

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 2:11 pm

Gabe Clark '02 is front and center in a Bangor Daily News story about Maine's chance to expand sales of grass-fed beef.

Photograph by Zuhayr Reaz '16, who is doing fieldwork in Dhaka, Bangladesh, as part of his internship with WaterAid, a nonprofit helping people gain access to improved water and sanitation facilities.
Summer Student Work: Reaz ’16 pursues clean water for the slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 12:00 pm

Zuhayr Reaz ’16 is doing fieldwork in support of WaterAid in in...

Opened in 2008, Bates College's Commons building exemplifies Bates Dining's commitment to sustainability. Among its many other "green" features, it makes good use of natural light to save on electricity. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.
Bates earns third star for ‘green’ dining, joining just five other schools in category

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 4:41 pm

Bates Dining recently earned a third star for its sustainability rating from the Green Restaurant Association.

Girls picking out accessories. Photograph by Vasu Leeaphon/Bates College
Clean Sweep 2013 raises nearly $17,000 for local organizations

Monday, July 8, 2013 10:15 am

Bates' 2013 Clean Sweep sale raised nearly $17,000 for local nonprofits.

The Bates art museum is closed during summer 2013 for the replacement of its old halogen lights (shown in this image of Fransje Killaars' 2013 exhibition "Color at the Center") with energy-saving LEDs.
Lighting upgrade closes art museum for summer; new LEDs will slash electricity use

Thursday, June 6, 2013 2:49 pm

The Bates College Museum of Art is closed for the summer for the installation of a state-of-the-art LED lighting system.

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Attention, L-A shoppers! Bates’ popular Clean Sweep sale returns June 15

Friday, May 31, 2013 1:18 pm

Bates' popular "Clean Sweep" sale returns for the 13th year on Saturday, June 15.

Commencement speaker Gary Hirshberg told the graduates that "challenging the conventional wisdom can be scary. But everything that’s ever been important has happened because someone asked the powerful two words: Why not?" Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen.
Commencement 2013: Address by Gary Hirshberg

Sunday, May 26, 2013 1:00 pm

The graduates' level of community engagement and real world applied learning, said Gary Hirshberg, "will be as critical a contributor to your futures as any academic achievement."

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Thanks to tar-sands oil letter, two sophomores named advocacy project finalists

Thursday, February 21, 2013 9:29 am

Two Bates sophomores are among finalists in a letter-writing competition designed to teach college students effective advocacy.

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