EcoReps News

Managing sustainability for the campus is a big job. While there are plenty of long term goals, like carbon neutrality and behavioral shifts, there are plenty of day to day changes the EcoReps are involved in. In 2016, for example, students took up the mission of eliminating paper cups from Commons, and instead the College now provides every incoming student with a reusable mug. There are always new ways to shift our existing systems and avoid waste. Scroll to read about past and ongoing sustainability projects on campus!

Bates is Carbon Neutral!

After nearly 20 years of hard work on campus, Bates College is…

By ewilson6 on May 15, 2019

News from the EcoReps

Managing sustainability for the campus is a big job. While there are…

By ewilson6 on May 9, 2019

2018 Garden Party

The 2018 Garden Party served as the opening event for the Plot….

By ewilson6 on May 9, 2019

The Bates Garden

The Garden group hosted weekly meetings and open hours this year, opening…

By ewilson6 on May 9, 2019

Green Bikes

This year, the Green Bike team has been busy keeping the collection of bikes…

By ewilson6 on May 9, 2019

Electric Cars

In the Spring of 2018, Bates swapped out its vans for electric…

By ewilson6 on May 9, 2019

Hand Dryer Implementation

Many buildings at Bates still use paper towels in the bathrooms. This…

By ewilson6 on May 9, 2019

Waste Audits

Periodically, the waste and recycling team performs waste audits around campus. This…

By ewilson6 on May 9, 2019

Outreach

One of the main tasks for the Media and Outreach team is…

By ewilson6 on May 9, 2019

Trashion Show

This fall’s trashion show was one for the books. Contestants modeled dressed…

By ewilson6 on May 9, 2019

Eco Service Day

Bates hosts a biannual Eco Service day, on which the campus pitches…

By ewilson6 on May 9, 2019

Expose Waste Photo Competition

The Expose Waste Photo Contest is an event aimed at understanding the…

By ewilson6 on May 8, 2019

Farm Dinner

This March, the events group hosted a Farm Dinner in the OIE…

By ewilson6 on May 8, 2019

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By Jake Paris on May 8, 2019

Issue #15

Dear Sustainable Abigail, I keep hearing rumors about a garden at Bates;…

By eoshea on March 28, 2018

Issue #14: Efficient Lighting?

Hi Abby! One thing that I’ve been thinking about recently (especially with…

By Sustainable Abigail on March 21, 2018