Stories about "Sustainability"
University Business praises Bates climate and facilities planning

Friday, June 25, 2010 1:55 pm

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.

A department store among garage sales, Clean Sweep turns 10

Thursday, June 3, 2010 3:40 pm

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.

Six students to receive Oak Foundation Environmental Internship awards

Thursday, May 13, 2010 2:34 pm

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.

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

Thursday, April 29, 2010 7:25 am

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.

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

Thursday, April 22, 2010 12:46 pm

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

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

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 3:45 pm

USA Today explains why we need The Princeton Review’s new green-college guide:...

Shift the Carbon to Neutral

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 11:42 am

Bates plan looks to biomass for curbing emissions Can a college get...

Forum looks at jobs, economy through clean-energy lens

Monday, March 29, 2010 4:39 pm

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

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

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 8:47 am

The Portland Press Herald describes how scientists, officials and residents differ on...

Bates announces Climate Action Plan; biomass is key to zero emissions by 2020

Friday, February 26, 2010 10:17 am

Burning biomass to provide the Bates College campus with heat and some electricity is key to the college's new Climate Action Plan, which anticipates carbon neutrality across the Bates enterprise by 2020.

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