Stories about "Environmental Studies"
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.

Supervised by Holly Ewing, Christian A. Johnson Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, environmental studies major Christopher Castaneda ’20 takes water samples from Lake Auburn. He’s studying nutrients produced by algae and consumed by other organisms in the lake. Related to the impacts of algae blooms on water quality, the research supports community efforts to deliver unfiltered public water at the lowest price. On the boat with Water treatment manager and lab director Chris Curtis (in blue shirt) and Lindsay Bates and Dan Fortin, water quality technicians (Bruins sweatshirt)
Video: Topher Castaneda ’20 builds community as a Residence Life leader

Friday, September 20, 2019 11:20 am

What's Topher's story? Using stories to build understanding among first-year students.

From folks on the front lines, Short Term students learn about sea level rise

Thursday, May 30, 2019 1:30 pm

For a Short Term course new in 2019, professors Lynne Lewis and Francis Eanes brought students to the front lines of the battle against rising seas.

Bates Women's Ultimate Frisbee team practices on the Bardwell Street field.Known as Cold Front, the Bates women’s Ultimate team competes in the Division III College Championships.From Josie Gillett:Coldfront, the Bates Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team, is excited to have qualified for the Division III National Championship for the third time in team history! Coldfront is one of 16 women’s teams that qualified, and we will be headed to Rockford, Illinois, for the weekend of May 19–20 to play against the best of the best.Coldfront is a young team with a lot of grit and heart, and we strive to embody a core value of Ultimate Frisbee: the spirit of the game. Coaches Mohdis Baker ’14 and Chase Baker each bring a decade of experience in the Maine Ultimate programs to assist us in reaching our fullest potential.This year has been incredible for Coldfront. We have been pouring our hearts into this season: waking up for early morning track workouts, practicing until 11 p.m. out in the snowy Maine winters, and crafting new ways to bring positive energy to our team on and off the field. Our hard work has paid off! We have a record of 19-1 and are moving on to nationals as the number two seed. check out this sick highlight vid of us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=158O7IVK3uw
Video: Josie Gillett ’19, the ‘future’ of women’s ultimate, arrives now

Friday, May 17, 2019 10:00 am

Gillett got a prophetic team nickname when she joined the Bates women's club team as a first-year: "Future."

Through hands-on research, Bates students help expand access to energy-saving window inserts

Friday, December 14, 2018 9:56 am

In a community-engaged environmental studies research course, the community engagement and the research happen simultaneously.

Senior thesis sees green inspirations in iconic West Coast homes

Thursday, November 8, 2018 8:52 am

The topic of Emerson Krull’s senior thesis was as near as her father’s business and as remote as the post-World War II era.

Cheers for the Chairs: Holly Ewing appointed to Johnson Professorship

Monday, May 7, 2018 3:35 pm

Ewing's research, often with student collaborators, investigates the interconnections among atmospheric, terrestrial, and aquatic ecosystems.

"I think the biggest thing I'll take away from this experience is the intersection of community building and scientific innovation. Whiting Farm is building the agricultural community in both Auburn and Maine. It's a really beautiful thing to see and be a part of."--Environmental Studies major Isobel Curtis '17, a student in ENVR 417, working collaboratively on a community engaged research project with Whiting Farm (876 Summer Street, Auburn) on Summer Street in Auburn. Her focus is sustainable greenhouse design. Kim Finnerty, shown with Isobel, is the farm's director. Melissa Collins was at the cash register.She is photographed with Tony Kieffer, Managing Director of Arch Solar in Portland. They work in sustainable greenhouse design, building new and retrofitting existing greenhouses, making them airtight, using LEDs and heat capturing, geothermal technology. Poinsettias and cyclamen, 15 varieties available.
Bates’ environmental studies program cited as national model for community engagement

Friday, March 9, 2018 11:30 am

“The way the Bates environmental studies program weaves public engagement into the fabric of the major produces fabulous outcomes."

Look What We Found: A photograph of a Russian protester raising her voice

Thursday, March 2, 2017 11:18 am

Jane Costlow explains the significance of the photo in her office showing a St. Petersburg woman holding a protest sign in one hand and her snacking child in the other.

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.

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