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I am a philosophy major and I got the idea from a younger sibling who has a large interest in entomology told me about the Zophobas morio. I keep the larvae in storage and I use a large plastic storage bin as their enclosure. Theoretically, with the number of worms (2,000) that I have, it should take them a year to consume 92 grams of styrofoam. I will just use the adult beetles for breeding and the only reason why adult beetles would stop breeding is that they have died. Thursday would be best for the photo. Best, Henri Emmet
Worms ate my coffee cup! and other Green Innovation Grants for 2019–20

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:36 pm

From plastic-eating worms to stapleless staplers, Bates' Green Innovation Grants support surprising — and surprisingly effective — sustainability projects.

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.

A day in the life of Pettengill Hall, featuring staff, faculty and students engaged in learning, studying, and working, with both internal and external images.Looking through the windows of the second floor AAACS lounge toward the Cutten smokestack.
Bates College attains carbon neutrality ahead of schedule

Thursday, May 16, 2019 4:00 am

Out of some 700 U.S. colleges and universities to sign a carbon-neutrality pledge in 2007, Bates is one of only seven to date that have reached that goal.

Bates at Night: Trashion Show 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018 2:30 pm

The annual Bates Trashion Show is a night of fun, with a message.

The Plot, Chapter 1: Celebrating the harvest, contemplating next year

Friday, October 26, 2018 9:41 am

A lot from the Plot: With nearly a ton of produce delivered to happy diners in Commons, Bates' garden got off to a bountiful start.

Gardeners cultivate a growth mindset as Bates produce reaches diners

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 4:14 pm

The Plot thickens as Bates' garden interns begin delivering college-grown vegetables to Commons.

Bates posts strong results in national recycling competition

Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:39 am

A recycling competition among hundreds of U.S. and Canadian colleges sees Bates earn top-30 placings in two waste-reduction categories.

Green Innovation Grants grow sustainability at Bates

Thursday, January 11, 2018 2:23 pm

Now in its second year, the Green Innovation Grants program at Bates College is supporting initiatives in gardening, waste reduction, and conservation.

Food system innovation award goes to Bates team

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 2:03 pm

A group of Bates College students has won $2,500 for a project that will help salvage unharvested produce and direct it to hunger relief organizations.

Video: Students in Trashion Show model high fashion from low places

Thursday, November 16, 2017 3:06 pm

The Trashion Show, an annual waste-couture extravaganza, shows Bates students at their creative and sustainable best.

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