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Thursday

July 1, 2010
2:36 pm

Campus Construction Update, week of June 28: Garcelon Field

How “green,” speaking environmentally and not chromatically, will the renovated Garcelon Field be? The answer’s mixed. Unlike the old grass field, the new FieldTurf playing surface will neither support wildlife nor inhale carbon dioxide. But in other ways an artificial field has significant environmental advantages over grass.

Friday

June 25, 2010
1:55 pm

University Business praises Bates climate and facilities planning

The College’s approach to its climate action plan — integrating sustainability costs into ongoing infrastructure needs — is featured in University Business, a national publication for higher education decision makers.

Thursday

June 3, 2010
3:40 pm

A department store among garage sales, Clean Sweep turns 10

The 10th edition of Clean Sweep, the supersized “garage sale” at Bates College that benefits the environment, community organizations and scores of satisfied shoppers, starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at Underhill Arena, 145 Russell St.

Thursday

May 13, 2010
2:34 pm

Six students to receive Oak Foundation Environmental Internship awards

A foundation that addresses social and environmental needs around the world has awarded Bates College a $15,000 grant to support environmental internships. Following an internal academic competition, six Bates students were chosen to receive Environmental Internship awards from the Oak Foundation of Geneva, Switzerland.

Thursday

April 29, 2010
7:25 am

Marking its 25th, Muskie Archives offers discussions on Earth Day, diversity

As Bates begins a yearlong celebration of the 25th anniversary of its Edmund S. Muskie Archives, panel discussions in May examine topics close to the late U.S. Sen. Muskie and to the college itself. Muskie ’36 was a Maine governor, U.S. senator and U.S. secretary of state whose achievements included landmark environmental legislation. The changing meanings of Earth Day are at issue in a panel discussion at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 6, in the Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. A panel the following week explores issues around diversity at Bates, which was the first co-educational college in New England and was founded by abolitionists. A Diverse History — Race, Class and Gender at Bates College in the 19th Century. takes place at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, also in the archives.

Thursday

April 22, 2010
12:46 pm

Muskie '36 remembered for first Earth Day on 40th anniversary

The pivotal role of Edmund S. Muskie in the environmental movement is noted in this article in the St. Louis Beacon.

Wednesday

April 21, 2010
3:45 pm

USA Today, The Washington Post highlight Bates in green-college roundups

USA Today explains why we need The Princeton Review’s new green-college guide: “Students are going green and care about a…

Wednesday

April 21, 2010
11:42 am

Shift the Carbon to Neutral

Bates plan looks to biomass for curbing emissions Can a college get smaller as it gets bigger? Bates believes so….

Monday

March 29, 2010
4:39 pm

Forum looks at jobs, economy through clean-energy lens

The forum, organized by Focus the Nation in partnership with the Alliance for Climate Education, provides an opportunity for learning, sharing and discussion about clean energy and green jobs in Maine and to give young people a platform to speak with elected officials, business leaders and other community leaders. For more information, please contact mcohen@bates.edu.

Tuesday

March 2, 2010
8:47 am

The Portland Press Herald describes conflict about the Morse River's meandering ways

The Portland Press Herald describes how scientists, officials and residents differ on what to do, if anything, about the Morse…