Stories about "Sustainability"
This Month in Bates Outing Club History: January

Thursday, January 9, 2020 2:57 pm

Throughout 2020, as the Bates Outing Club celebrates its centennial, we'll share monthly highlights about what's made the club distinctive and beloved.

From left, Wilder Geier ‘22, Lars Schuster ’20, and Julian Cook ’20 take a look at a pileated woodpecker in Lewiston’s Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary..Nick Lund of Maine Audubon @maineaudubon spotted the bird as he led Clark A. Griffith Professor of Environmental Studies Jane Costlow and students in her “Living With Animals” course on a midday birding excursion during their last class session.
My Last Year: Semester’s end is a time of firsts and finalities for Jane Costlow

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:15 pm

The last few weeks of the semester represent the beginning of the end of Jane Costlow's 34-year career on the Bates faculty.

Video: Maddie Hallowell ’20 and the lows and highs of data collection

Friday, December 13, 2019 9:13 am

Inspired by her childhood in a Maine island community, Hallowell is developing sensors to track climate change. For fun, she sends balloons into the stratosphere to see what's there.

Slideshow: From rubbish to runway at the 2019 Trashion Show

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:15 pm

At the 2019 Trashion Show, student models and designers posed for portraits and explained the creativity behind their outfits made from campus trash.

My Last Year: ‘Trying to get too much done in too little time’

Thursday, November 14, 2019 3:16 pm

It's trying, says Jane Costlow, trying to excel at the triad of faculty responsibilities — teaching, research, and service — sometimes all at the same time.

Jane Costlow and Sue Inches, who has worked in community and economic development for more than 25 years, at the rally. Inches has taught a practitioner-taught course on "Advocating for Sustainability" at Bates.“I can't believe I'm even having to protest this.”.— Muskan Verma '21 of Shimla, India, shares the frustration of inaction on global climate change after she addressed a crowd of at least 2,000 at Portland City Hall gathered for the student-mobilized Global Climate Strike, ahead of the opening of the United Nations General Assembly and the Climate Action Summit on Sept. 23..“I'm not from this country,” she said. “But that shouldn't matter. This is affecting us all. And whether we like it or not, we have to take action.”.A representative of the Sunrise Movement, a youth-led movement for climate-change action, Verma is a double major in theater and in rhetoric, film, and screen studies. She joined a large contingent of Bates students and several faculty who attended the event, organized, in part, by the Bates Environmental Coalition..
My Last Year: Jane Costlow, a professor-activist ‘in solidarity with others who really care’

Friday, October 11, 2019 11:00 am

A teachable moment during the Global Climate Strike prompts a veteran Bates professor to examine her history of activism.

Left, Tamsin Stringer '22 of Bloomington, Ind., (system change not climate change) and Reilly Dwight '22 of Sebastopol, Calif. (our home is on fire) and in green jacket and black shirt on right, Ashka Jhaveri '22 of Chappaqua, N.Y.“I can't believe I'm even having to protest this.”.— Muskan Verma '21 of Shimla, India, shares the frustration of inaction on global climate change after she addressed a crowd of at least 2,000 at Portland City Hall gathered for the student-mobilized Global Climate Strike, ahead of the opening of the United Nations General Assembly and the Climate Action Summit on Sept. 23..“I'm not from this country,” she said. “But that shouldn't matter. This is affecting us all. And whether we like it or not, we have to take action.”.A representative of the Sunrise Movement, a youth-led movement for climate-change action, Verma is a double major in theater and in rhetoric, film, and screen studies. She joined a large contingent of Bates students and several faculty who attended the event, organized, in part, by the Bates Environmental Coalition..
‘We have to take action’: Bates students, faculty join in Global Climate Strike

Friday, September 27, 2019 11:07 am

The words are right there in the Bates mission statement: a call to "informed civic action." And it played out in Portland last week as Bates students took center stage at the Global Climate Strike.

Lecturer in Environmental Studies Ethan Miller '00 at Wild Mountain Cooperative at 217 South Mountain Road in Greene where his wife Kate, and their son, Loren, 6, who live cooperatively with a group of people, including short term residents Katharine Gaillard ’19 and Kyra Bleicher '19, both with Bates Garden experience, who are apprenticing with Kate in the herb garden, aka the community apothecary. With medicinal plants.Pictures include the group harvesting medicinal herbs (including Spilanthes), picking apples, peaches and grapes (Clementine and Somerset Seedless), and working on building a tree house in the woods. Loren has just learned to ride a bicycle (he taught himself) Says Bleicher: It's a great place to be inspired by dreams and schemes of the people here and to create your own in the midst of it."Wild Mountain Cooperative is a multifaceted collective effort: we are a cooperatively-run subsistence and medicine farm, a gathering place for transformative teaching and learning, a wildlands sanctuary, and a small cooperative living community. We are situated in Greene, Maine, within a 300 acre wildland preserve that embraces the entire watershed of a 40 acre lake called Berry Pond.
Q&A: It’s time for a new paradigm in our view of how to live, says Ethan Miller

Thursday, September 26, 2019 3:45 pm

In a 2019 book, Bates lecturer Miller calls for a fundamentally new approach to the conversation about living sustainably.

Eva Meltzer Murray ’85 leads residents on Matinicus Island while loading a U-Haul full of recycling to be delivered mainland on August 7, 2019.A book author and essayist, she’s been a year-round resident of Matinicus Island for more than 30 years, starting as a teacher and now a leading island citizen involved in many island issues.
My Maine Summer: Eva Meltzer Murray ’85 and trash day on Matinicus Isle

Friday, September 13, 2019 8:53 am

Twenty miles off the Maine coast on Matinicus Isle, where Eva Murray ’85 has lived for 30 years, ”if you have a problem, you gotta fix it yourself.”

A price subsidy for organic fruits: Good economics, or not?

Friday, August 16, 2019 10:24 am

Bates economist Nathan Tefft and his colleagues wondered: Would a price subsidy on organic fruits benefit wealthy households at the expense of poorer ones?

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