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APPROVED, Alan Wang ’24 on College Street in front to Parker Hall where covered bus stop will be built on lawn behind him. 11/13/2023 16:25:54 Transportation for Bates 5075817683 Student Better Bus Stop for Bates The MaineDOT is planning on implementing a commuter bus line between Lewiston and Portland. The bus line is set to terminate at Bates near Underhill Arena. However, the bus stop might not be pleasant and intuitive to use. Study from University of Minnesota show that bus stop amenities have a direct relationship with rider's perceived waiting time; having a bench can reduce the perceived waiting time by half compared to a stop without a bench. A well-equipped bus stop can entice more people to use it, thus reducing Bates' carbon footprint. "A bus shelter costs around $5,500. I want to apply for the full $2,000 grant to ultimately put this money back in the school's pocket, in the form of a well-designed bus shelter. This green fund can be a part of a larger funding package, I'm assuming that MaineDOT and the operator of this bus line will both pitch in to fund this shelter. The bus shelter should protect riders from weather elements, display proper signage and maps, equip with lighting and seating. MaineDOT also recommends installing bike racks and trash cans. The green grant can be used to achieve aspect(s) of the above objectives. " Increase comfort level when using public transportation. Reduce perceived waiting time. Encourage faculties and staff to commute using public transportation, thus reducing GHG emissions and free up parking spots.
A welcoming bus stop and bird-safe windows are among 2024 Green Grant initiatives

Friday, May 31, 2024 1:18 pm

This spring, three of four $2,000 Green Innovation Grants — totalling $8,000 — helped fund or start three new sustainability initiatives at Bates: a bus stop, bird-safe window treatment and recycling signs for residence-hall rooms.

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.

Five bales of plastic recyclables sit outside Commons. But is it art yet?

Thursday, November 1, 2018 8:18 am

Five bales of plastic recyclables sitting on the lawn outside Commons challenge our "out of sight, out of mind" attitudes.

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.

November brings exercises to trim our waste

Thursday, November 9, 2017 1:57 pm

At Bates College, No Shave November will be overshadowed by No Waste November, a series of events dedicated to cultivating good waste-disposal habits.

Paper coffee cups soon to be an un-Commons sight

Thursday, March 30, 2017 3:39 pm

As of April 24, as a way to reduce the amount of waste Bates College sends to the landfill, Dining Services will no longer stock paper cups in Commons.

Trash talk: Bates boosts its waste-management game

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 4:09 pm

Bates College's sustainability coordinator has come up with waste-sorting stations that make it easier for Bates people to do the right thing with their trash.

From blue bin to Beyoncé, 2013 Trashion Show is a sensation

Friday, November 22, 2013 3:21 pm

Pitting students, staff and other Bates folks against one another in a friendly quest to make recycling fashion-forward, the Trashion Show takes place every year before November break.

Campus Construction Update: March 4, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011 10:22 am

The renovation of Hedge and Roger Williams halls boasts a long list of environmentally sustainable measures. Discarded wood, for example, was chipped by the ton and burned as biomass fuel (with any nails left in the wood being picked up by magnets so the metal could be reused). But not all the old wood went up in smoke. Some will come back to Hedge and the Bill in the coming weeks.

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