Stories about "Tom Twist"
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.

Onions and taters and kale, oh my! — It’s the Bates Garden

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 10:55 am

The new Bates Garden will feed both hungry diners and student curiosity about sustainable food production.

Campus Construction Update: Shortridge goes 100 percent solar

Thursday, November 16, 2017 1:57 pm

A year after the first row of solar panels went atop Bates' Coastal Center at Shortridge, a second row has made the center electrically self-sufficient.

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.

Bates strikes Gold with new sustainability rating

Friday, September 15, 2017 10:01 am

Reflecting strong collaboration and projects large and small, Bates earns a major rating for sustainability.

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.

Is the student-led Mount David cleanup a model for a litter-free hill?

Monday, June 13, 2016 12:51 pm

Mount David's stewardship reflects a truism from that famous 1970s TV commercial: “People start pollution. People can stop it."