Archives for "Environment"


October 19, 2000 2:23 pm

Environmental activist Julia Butterfly Hill to speak at Bates

Environmental activist and writer Julia Butterfly Hill, who spent two years living in an ancient California redwood tree to protect it from loggers, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in the Bates College Chapel. The public is invited to attend free of charge.


June 20, 2000 1:59 pm

Volpi wins inaugural Stanton Environmental Award

Robert Volpi, director of Bates College Dining Services, has received the inaugural Stanton Environmental Award from the Bates College Environmental Confederation, a group of staff, faculty and students who coordinate the college’s efforts to raise environmental awareness and implement programs that encourage environmental sustainability.


April 19, 2000 12:54 pm

Leon to discuss "Consumers' Most Important Environmental Choices" at Bates

Warren Leon, executive director of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, will discuss “Consumers’ Most Important Environmental Choices” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, in Chase Hall Lounge, Bates College. The public is invited to attend free of charge.


March 30, 2000 1:27 pm

Bates students present "Celebrating Places We Call Home: Stories From Lewiston-Auburn"

Bates College students enrolled in “Literature and the Environment” will present the results of a semester-long project, “Celebrating the Places We Call Home: Stories From Lewiston-Auburn,” a series of interviews conducted with 15 Lewiston-Auburn residents about places that have particular meaning for them, at 5 p.m.Friday, April 7, in Chase Hall Lounge on Campus Avenue. The public is invited to attend free of charge.


February 24, 2000 2:55 pm

Maine student discovers low-tech way to purify arsenic-contaminated water

Katherine Heggeman, a Bates College senior from Standish, has discovered a method for purifying arsenic-contaminated groundwater in Zimapan, Mexico. Heggeman, a geology major at Bates, will present research related to her senior honors thesis at the 35th annual meeting of the Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America, March 13-15 in New Brunswick, N.J.


February 22, 2000 2:50 pm

Designer McDonough to discuss "Designing a 'Green' World"

William McDonough, named 1999 Designer of the Year by Interiors magazine, will discuss “Designing a ‘Green’ World” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, Bates College.


February 25, 1999 11:34 am

The Rev. Peter Gomes to deliver Muskie Environmental Lecture at Bates

Noted Harvard preacher and author Peter J. Gomes ’65, will discuss Stewards of Creation: Theological Reflections on Ecological Obligations Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Bates College Chapel. The public is invited to attend the annual Muskie Environmental Lecture, followed by a reception and book signing in Chase Hall Lounge, free of charge.


October 9, 1998 2:06 pm

Bates hosts reception to celebrate Carson letters gift

To celebrate the significant gift of a series of letters written by the late environmentalist Rachel Carson, Bates College will host a reception with speakers Saturday, Oct. 17, from 4-6 p.m. in the George and Helen Ladd Library. The public is invited to attend free of charge.


September 9, 1998 3:47 pm

Stanford research scientist to discuss sustainability

Gretchen C. Daily, biodiversity preservationist and expert on human sustainability, will discuss “Managing Earth’s Life-Support Systems: Ecological and Economic Perspectives” at Bates College Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. The public is invited to attend the Muskie Series lecture free of charge.


April 24, 1998 3:21 pm

Auburn Land Lab fair to feature presentations by students, environmental groups

The second annual Auburn Land Lab fair will be held May 8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and May 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Auburn Land Lab at the corner of North Auburn and Holbrook roads in Auburn. This free event will bring together students, environmental educators, parents and community members to learn more about the environment. For more information, call Anne Wilson at 207-783-4563.