Stories about "Sustainability"
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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Todd Robinson ’79 bets on Belcampo, a ‘breathtakingly complex’ tri-country agribusiness

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 11:52 am

Belcampo is not just an interesting company but a potentially important one.

Kate Paladin '15 speaks about her experience as Otis Fellow during an EnviroLunch in New Commons on Jan. 17, 2013. Photograph by Mike Bradley/Bates College.
Otis Intern Kate Paladin ’15 learns the value of green ‘action’

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 11:41 am

Kate Paladin '15 discovers what happens when a community becomes an epicenter of poverty and pollution.

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As Clean Water Act’s 40th nears, panel to discuss history, future of landmark legislation

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 4:28 pm

Bates presents a panel discussion exploring the history and future of the Clean Water Act on Oct. 1.

Noted environmental photographer Chris Jordan gives the 2012 Otis Lecture.
Environmental photographer Chris Jordan to give Otis Lecture

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 1:24 pm

Photographer Chris Jordan, known for depicting the environmental devastation produced by the consumer society, gives the Otis Lecture on Oct. 9.

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Harward Center marks Clean Water Act’s 40th with address by environmental historian

Monday, September 10, 2012 4:00 pm

Bates marks the 40th anniversary of the federal Clean Water Act with a Sept. 20 talk by an influential environmental historian.

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‘Clean Sweep’ sale raises record $21,000 to support local nonprofits

Friday, June 29, 2012 9:40 am

The 12th annual Clean Sweep sale raised a record $21,223 that will be divided among participating nonprofit organizations.

Bates environmental economist Lynne Lewis, associate professor of economics, poses on the Auburn banks of the Androscoggin River behind The Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.
Bates team featured in New England Emmy-nominated MPBN documentary

Monday, May 7, 2012 2:03 pm

"Desperate Alewives," a Maine Public Broadcasting Network documentary featuring Bates environmental economist Lynne Lewis among others, has been nominated for a New England Emmy.

Marc Bamuthi Joseph, shown at center during the "Life is Living" festival, Chicago, 2009. Photo by Bethanie Hines.
‘red, black & GREEN: a blues’ breaks boundaries April 27-28

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 1:22 pm

Bates College and the Bates Dance Festival present this widely acclaimed multimedia production "red, black & GREEN: a blues" April 27-28.

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