Stories about "Sustainability"
Slideshow: Plastic-bag swan, name-tag kilt, and cardboard giant on stilts elevate the Trashion Show

Thursday, November 16, 2023 5:00 am

See Bates students on the Trashion runway in fashions crafted from cardboard boxes, name tags, plastic bags, transit cards, zero-balance gift cards, face masks, newspapers, paper banners, bubble wrap, sticky notes, and paperback book pages.

(Off-)Campus Construction Update: Sept. 28, 2023

Thursday, September 28, 2023 3:14 pm

After about a year of construction, the juice has started to flow from a solar array of nearly 18,500 photovoltaic panels that Bates established in the Maine town of Skowhegan.

Video: ‘A beautiful place’ for Beverly Johnson and students to drill into the science of blue carbon

Friday, September 8, 2023 1:47 pm

Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences Beverly Johnson savors the outdoor work - and data - gathered by a team of research students who studied blue carbon sinks with Johnson this summer in four Maine salt marshes.

Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences Beverly Johnson takes her summer research students who are studying blue carbon cycling in salt marshes to Bates-MorseMountain in Phippsburg.
Bates research featured in ‘groundbreaking’ EPA blue carbon report

Wednesday, August 9, 2023 10:47 am

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released the first ever regional assessment of the blue carbon. “It’s groundbreaking and a true joint project," said Beverly Johnson, Bates Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences, a co-author of the new report.

Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences Beverly Johnson takes her summer research students who are studying blue carbon cycling in salt marshes to Bates-MorseM ountain in Phippsburg.
Bates student and faculty researchers take high-tech lead in critical blue carbon research

Friday, August 4, 2023 3:45 am

Bates students are among the first in Maine to use state-of-the-art technology to better understand the potential of coastal "blue carbon" to help mitigate effects of climate change.

(Off-)Campus Construction Update: Feb. 15, 2023

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 7:23 am

Greening the grid: Bates’ latest sustainability project involves a 20-acre solar electricity array 60 miles from campus in the Maine town of Skowhegan.

They don’t call it a trash can’t: Can-do students model fashion created from campus trash

Friday, November 18, 2022 9:59 am

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” as the proverb goes, and students took it to heart — and to the runway — during the 16th annual Trashion Show, and the first in-person edition since 2019.

From a Distance: What can you see in the bike garage on Frye Street?

Friday, November 11, 2022 2:06 pm

This interactive photograph depicts the goings-on at the bike garage on Frye Street.

Slideshow: Dionysus comes to Main Street America with ‘Hurricane Diane’

Friday, November 4, 2022 8:46 am

In directing a play with a message about climate change, Kush Sharma '23 explains how theater can be a way for people to feel they can "be part of change."

The Bates College Philip J. Otis Committee invites you to attend The 25th Annual Otis Lecture, made possible by the Philip J. Otis ’95 EndowmentCarolyn Finney, author of Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors will deliver a talk entitled “Reparative Gestures: On Race, Redemption and (Re)making a Green World.” A book signing will follow the lecture.Wednesday, October 12, 20227:30 p.m.Olin Arts Center Concert HallBates College
‘An intention to do better’: Reparative gestures and nature meet in Carolyn Finney’s Otis Lecture

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 10:44 am

Environmental history is too often written without acknowledging the presence, passion, and stories of the Black people in it, and storyteller and cultural geographer Carolyn Finney aims to change that.

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