Archives for "Environment"


April 15, 1998 3:02 pm

To replace ice storm damaged trees, free trees available at Bates

As a festive closure to the ice storm of 1998 and in celebration of Earth Week at Bates College, Lewiston-Auburn residents are invited to select free trees and enjoy a free barbecue dinner on the Bates Quad April 24 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music will be provided by Winterwood, an acoustic duo featuring Denny Breau and Brad Harnois.


April 15, 1998 2:51 pm

Bates to host Maine Bird Conference

The fourth biennial Maine Bird Conference, sponsored by Bates College and the Stanton Bird Club, will be held at Bates May 1-2 in the Olin Arts Center. Students, birdwatchers and ornithologists are invited to register for the conference by calling 207-645-4769 or 207-645-4122.


April 14, 1998 2:46 pm

Earth Day features 'read-ins' for local schoolchildren

In celebration of Earth Day 1998, the Bates Environmental Federation sponsors two “read-ins” for local schoolchildren at the Lewiston and Auburn public libraries April 22 at 2 p.m.


April 14, 1998 2:38 pm

Morse Mountain tax exemption extended

The Phippsburg Board of Selectmen and Bates College announced Monday, April 13, that an agreement was reached to continue the tax exemption of the Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area.


April 9, 1998 2:10 pm

Maine environmental protection professional to discuss mercury in Maine's environment

Ellen E. Parr Doering, chief of the air toxics section of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, will deliver a lecture titled Mercury in Maine’s Environment April 23 at 7 p.m. in Room 204 of Carnegie. The public is invited and admission is free.


April 8, 1998 2:07 pm

Environmental historian to discuss the role of wood in civilization development

Environmental historian John Perlin will read from his acclaimed book A Forest Journey: The Role of Wood in the Development of Civilization April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. The public is invited to attend free of charge.


April 8, 1998 2:02 pm

Community energy development forum to feature Canadian chief

“Models of Energy Self-Determination” a day-long forum focusing on community energy development, will be held at Bates April 25 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Chase Hall. Chief Abel Bosum of the Ouje-Bougoumou Cree First Nation will deliver the keynote address on his village’s award-winning alternative energy project at 9:45 a.m. Consumers, environmentalists, activists, students, business owners and government officials are invited to register for the forum by calling the Bates Office of Special Projects at 207-786-6077.


March 5, 1998 4:20 pm

Forest protection depicted through film, slides, music

“The Big Wild Roadshow”, a multimedia presentation on current logging practices in the Northern Rockies, will be shown Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Benjamin Mays Center. Presented by Joshua Burnim and Martin Stephan, two forest activists from Idaho working to preserve the “Big Wild” forests in the Northern Rockies, the evening features slides, video and live acoustic guitar music to illustrate illegal logging activity on public lands. The public is invited and admission is free.


February 17, 1998 3:19 pm

Earth Day founder to deliver Muskie Environmental Lecture

Former U.S. Senator and Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson will discuss “Environment-Population- Sustainable Development: Where Do We Go From Here?” at Bates College March 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. The public is invited to attend the annual Muskie Environmental Lecture and admission is free.


February 11, 1998 2:15 pm

Asheville student named Philip J. Otis Fellow

Matthew Ensner, a Bates College sophomore from Asheville, N.C., has been named a Philip J. Otis Fellow and will receive a $5,000 grant for research and travel to promote greater understanding of environmental issues and the connection between the environment and spirituality.