Stories about "Sustainability"
Paper coffee cups soon to be an un-Commons sight

Thursday, March 30, 2017 3:39 pm

As of April 24, as a way to reduce the amount of waste Bates College sends to the landfill, Dining Services will no longer stock paper cups in Commons.

Video: Kevin Tejada ’17 and the Trashion Show

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 11:06 am

In our latest "Voices from the Class of 2017," Kevin Tejada explains how designing outfits for the Trashion Show led to self-discovery.

Look What We Found: A photograph of a Russian protester raising her voice

Thursday, March 2, 2017 11:18 am

Jane Costlow explains the significance of the photo in her office showing a St. Petersburg woman holding a protest sign in one hand and her snacking child in the other.

Trash talk: Bates boosts its waste-management game

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 4:09 pm

Bates College's sustainability coordinator has come up with waste-sorting stations that make it easier for Bates people to do the right thing with their trash.

Campus Construction Update: Jan. 27, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017 3:32 pm

A product related to the food flavoring Liquid Smoke is helping Bates cut the costs — in dollars and carbon emissions — of heating the campus.

Maine aquafarmer Matt Moretti ’06 flexes his mussels on Casco Bay

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 10:44 am

Moretti's love for the ocean was "undefined" for a long time. That was before his time in Mo’orea. And before he found a Maine mussel farm for sale.

Video: ‘Modeling trash was something to get used to!’

Thursday, November 17, 2016 4:42 pm

Scenes and comments from the annual Trashion Show, where students design and model outfits made of trash and recyclables.

Campus Construction Update: Oct. 21, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016 9:41 am

The irrepressible Campus Construction Update returns with Bates' entry into solar electricity production.

Q&A: Elizabeth Kolbert works in a horrifying and amazing era for environmental journalism

Friday, October 21, 2016 8:33 am

Elizabeth Kolbert, New Yorker writer and winner of a Pulitzer for The Sixth Extinction, gave the annual Otis Lecture on Oct. 24.

Will your Napkin Board query make the cut?

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 2:53 pm

The fate of Commons food just might lie on a small, crumpled napkin.

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