Stories about "Environment"
Student video shows the right way to recycle

Friday, February 12, 2010 4:09 pm

By Kelly Cox  ’11 Stressing the importance of keeping recyclables out of...

Activists to discuss indigenous politics, environmentalism in the Americas at Bates College

Friday, 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.

Maine news media interview Tyler Fish '96 about his North Pole conquest

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 3:37 pm

The Portland Press Herald, Lewiston Sun Journal and Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s...

Food writer Pollan explores 'American paradox'

Tuesday, 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."

College joins nationwide carbon-neutrality pact

Wednesday, 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.

EPA honors for leadership in renewable energy use

Friday, 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.

Multicultural Center presents 'Earth: Saviors and Sustainers'

Friday, 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.

Bates boards biofuel bandwagon

Tuesday, 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.

Supreme Court affirms Muskie's environmental legacy

Wednesday, 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.

Bates commits to Maine 'green power' for its electricity

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 3:14 pm

Bates will purchase its entire electricity supply from renewable energy sources in Maine, specifically biomass generating plants and small hydroelectric producers, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen has announced.

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