Sustainability Archives

Wednesday

May 15, 2019 6:00 pm

Bates is Carbon Neutral!

Bates is Carbon Neutral!

After nearly 20 years of hard work on campus, Bates College is now carbon neutral! By using renewable fuel oil…

Thursday

May 9, 2019 4:31 pm

2018 Garden Party

2018 Garden Party

The 2018 Garden Party served as the opening event for the Plot. Fresh tomatoes, homemade cookies, and other appetizers were…

Thursday

May 9, 2019 4:30 pm

The Bates Garden

The Bates Garden

The Garden group hosted weekly meetings and open hours this year, opening up the Plot to the community for people interested in…

Thursday

May 9, 2019 4:29 pm

Green Bikes

Green Bikes

This year, the Green Bike team has been busy keeping the collection of bikes online. They also have hosted open hours at…

Thursday

May 9, 2019 4:27 pm

Electric Cars

Electric Cars

In the Spring of 2018, Bates swapped out its vans for electric cars to run the community shuttle. Each day,…

Thursday

May 9, 2019 4:26 pm

Hand Dryer Implementation

Hand Dryer Implementation

Many buildings at Bates still use paper towels in the bathrooms. This year, EcoReps are hoping to implement high efficiency…

Thursday

May 9, 2019 4:23 pm

Waste Audits

Waste Audits

Periodically, the waste and recycling team performs waste audits around campus. This consists of sorting through trash and recycling in…

Thursday

May 9, 2019 4:16 pm

Outreach

Outreach

One of the main tasks for the Media and Outreach team is to create monthly newsletters that spread the word…

Thursday

May 9, 2019 4:09 pm

Trashion Show

Trashion Show

This fall’s trashion show was one for the books. Contestants modeled dressed made out of plastic straws, plastic bags, packaging,…

Thursday

May 9, 2019 4:08 pm

Eco Service Day

Eco Service Day

Bates hosts a biannual Eco Service day, on which the campus pitches in for various projects. The Fall 2018 EcoService…