Stories about "sustainability"
George Fiske '19 of West Hartford, Conn., cuts wire that holds derelict chain-link fencing to posts on Mount David during the EcoService Day project on May 21. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Is the student-led Mount David cleanup a model for a litter-free hill?

Monday, June 13, 2016 12:51 pm

Mount David's stewardship reflects a truism from that famous 1970s TV commercial: “People start pollution. People can stop it."

Katherine Creswell reaps the bounty that was the 2015 winter squash harvest.
Katherine Creswell ’05 ate a Maine-only diet for a month. Here’s what she learned

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 12:11 pm

Ten years after doing a senior thesis on Maine food security, she decides to eat a Maine-sourced diet for one month.

Krims hits the runway wearing Tejada's design, featuring magazines, aluminum cans, videotape, and cardboard. "If Barbarella and Madonna had a child, this would be her," said Tejada. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Slideshow: Trashion Show proves that your trash is another’s fashion treasure

Thursday, November 19, 2015 7:16 pm

The annual Trashion Show once again featured wearable runway designs made from recycled stuff, including one outfit inspired by Barbarella and Madonna.

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Bed, Bates, and beyond as mattresses head to Aroostook County to help others

Friday, August 21, 2015 9:09 am

Bates swapped out hundreds of student mattresses over the summer. That means some Maine families might soon be sleeping better.

Environmental major and Watson Fellow Caroline Caldwell '15 of Gambier, Ohio, poses with a friendly kid at Nezinscot Farm in Turner, Maine. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
2015 Watson Fellow to explore sustainable ranching in three nations

Friday, May 8, 2015 9:08 am

2015 Watson Fellow and Bates College senior Caroline Caldwell will undertake an exploration of sustainable ranching in Australia, Finland and Tristan da Cunha.

Icona Pop shown backstage at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg in 2013: Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo. (Fredrik Etoall)
You’ll love it! Campus Consciousness Tour brings Icona Pop to Bates

Monday, October 27, 2014 4:29 pm

As part of a environmental consciousness-raising tour, Icona Pop, the Swedish pop duo known for the smash hit "I Love It" is bound for a Bates College performance on Nov. 1.

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Indigenous rights and environmental activist Oren Lyons to discuss sustainability

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 1:10 pm

Chief Oren Lyons, a Native American leader and environmental activist, offers a lecture on March 3.

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.

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.

‘Dealing with Climate Change’

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 11:15 am

Maine Public Broadcasting Network rebroadcast the Harward Center’s September Civic Forum panel,...

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