Stories about "Sustainability"
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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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.

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