Stories about "Sustainability"
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?

Caitlin Cleaver named director of Bates–Morse Mountain Conservation Area and Shortridge Coastal Center

Friday, August 16, 2019 8:28 am

With extensive experience at the intersection of research, education, and conservation, Cleaver is "the right leader at the right time” for Bates–Morse Mountain and Shortridge, said Dean of the Faculty Malcolm Hill.

Baxter State Park, Maine—08-03-2018— Eben Sypitlowski waits to cross a snowmobile bridge at Abol Stream on his way to inspect recent trail improvements at Baxter State Park on Friday. Kevin Bennett Photo
My Maine Summer: Baxter State Park’s Eben Sypitkowski ’05 and a ‘step back in time’

Thursday, August 8, 2019 2:02 pm

Sypitkowski runs Baxter State Park, an icon of summer in Maine and home to the state's tallest mountain.

Professor of Geology Beverly Johnson uses a sediment elevation table to measure the height of the Sprague River Salt Marsh, part of the Bates–Morse Mountain Conservation Area..These data are used to measure the response of the marsh to rising sea level and storm activity, Johnson says. Four years ago, she and her Short Term geology students traveled to the Sprague, where they placed rods deep in the marsh as benchmarks to measure future changes.Show with Laura Sewall (in garnet baseball cap), Harward Center for Community Partnerships, Director of Bates Morse Mountain Conservation Area, and Vanessa Paolella '21 of Dingmen's Ferry, Pa., who has been working with Johnson on geology research over the summer.Also present: Clailre Enterline (in green shirt and blue baseball cap), Research Coordinator with the Maine Coastal Program. And (not in selects but wearing a blue baseball cap and blue shirt) Ellen Bartow-Gieelie, Coastal Fellow with the Maine Coastal Program.
Q&A: Laura Sewall on 11 years as Bates–Morse Mountain director

Friday, July 19, 2019 10:30 am

Sewall shares takeaways from the conservation area, including the role of "blue carbon," the toll of climate change, and the value in letting nature take its course.

The Bates Forest is a story of bad luck, high taxes, and the Great Depression

Friday, July 12, 2019 10:12 am

A century ago, Bates' solid plan to own a southern Maine forest and run a forestry program became a "hopeless undertaking."

At Clean Sweep, students’ stuff makes great yard sale finds

Friday, June 28, 2019 1:06 pm

The hundreds of people who entered Underhill saw a cornucopia of college life, from a wall of bedding to a pile of yoga mats to electric kettles and an Egyptian drum.

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