Archives for "Sustainability"


November 16, 2010 4:34 pm

Cool it: Heating curtailment plan will save money, carbon emissions during break

In an effort to reduce energy consumption on campus, Bates will be turning down the heat in buildings across campus during the winter break. The adjustments are expected to save money and reduce the college’s emissions of greenhouse gases.


October 6, 2010 1:42 pm

Associated Press story on cross-country canoe trip by Zand Martin '08 goes national

• Click the thumbnails below to view the slide show: A widely published Associated Press story describes how Alexander “Zand”…


September 30, 2010 3:49 pm

Daily Series: In Armenia, Shahinyan '12 picks up where the Soviets left off

As summer turns to fall, we are sharing stories from students who had Bates-related summer experiences. Name: Gohar Shahinyan ’12…


September 29, 2010 12:01 pm

Bates students reflect on research abroad, from Africa to Indonesia

Phillips Student Fellowship recipients will present their research on the fate of the orangutan and its rainforest home, the provision of eye care to underserved African communities and the aftermath of Liberia’s brutal civil wars at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11. and 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13.


August 4, 2010 12:08 pm

Bates Clean Sweep raises nearly $16,000 for local nonprofits

The 10th annual Clean Sweep, Bates College’s “garage sale” of appliances, furniture, electronics and other goods donated by departing students, raised nearly $16,000 in proceeds that will be divided among 14 local nonprofit organizations. A community tradition, the June 19 sale drew crowds of enthusiastic bargain-hunters to Bates’ Underhill Area. “More than 100 volunteers from 14 local nonprofit organizations put in more than 1,000 hours of collecting, sorting, cleaning, organizing and pricing an arena full of items,” says Julie Rosenbach, event organizer and the college’s sustainability coordinator.


August 4, 2010 8:46 am

Sierra Star interviews organic garden volunteer and geo major Anderson '12

The Sierra Star of Oakhurst, Calif., interviews geology major Brigit Anderson ’12 for a story about how international volunteer networks…


July 1, 2010 3:06 pm

Campus Construction Update: Week of June 28, 2010

Hedge and Roger Williams halls have stopped shrinking and will soon start to grow. And just how green is the Garcelon Field project?


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.


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.


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.