Archives for "Environment"
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.
February 12, 2010 4:09 pm
By Kelly Cox ’11 Stressing the importance of keeping recyclables out of trash and trash out of recyclables, Rob Little…
February 12, 2010 9:39 am
The politics and environmental interests of indigenous peoples in the Americas, including Native Americans from Maine, are at issue in two nights of panel discussions at Bates College at Monday, Feb. 22 and Tuesday, Feb. 23.
February 2, 2010 3:37 pm
The Portland Press Herald, Lewiston Sun Journal and Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s Maine Things Considered all sought out Tyler Fish…
October 28, 2008 12:00 pm
The annual Otis Lecture at Bates, Pollan’s droll, fact-rich talk was titled In Defense of Food: “The Omnivore’s Solution.”
March 7, 2007 3:12 pm
Bates College is one of eight colleges and universities in Maine, and more than 100 nationwide, to sign an agreement to become “carbon neutral” — that is, to reduce institutional emissions of carbon-based greenhouse gases such that they no longer increase the atmospheric total of such gases.
November 3, 2006 4:23 pm
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Bates College for its leading role in the use of electricity from renewable sources, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen has announced.
November 3, 2006 1:20 pm
The Bates College Office of Multicultural Affairs presents a one-day environmental symposium titled “Earth: Saviors and Sustainers” on Saturday, Nov. 4, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.
May 23, 2006 12:00 am
Bates College, which last fall contracted to buy all its electricity from renewable sources, has taken another step toward environmental sustainability with an arrangement to heat some of its student residences with cleaner-burning biofuel. In late March, Bates started heating 12 residential houses on Frye Street with so-called B5, a blend of petroleum heating oil with 5 percent biofuel made from soy or canola oil.
May 17, 2006 12:00 am
The environmental legacy of the late U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie ’36, who was dubbed “Mr. Clean” for spearheading clean water and air laws in the 1960s and 1970s, found its way into a Supreme Court ruling May 15.