“We cannot hope to create a sustainable culture with any but sustainable souls.” — Derrick Jensen

At Bates, we are committed to reducing our environmental footprint, from constructing energy efficient buildings that achieve LEED Silver equivalency at a minimum to offering vegan dining options and local, organic food at every meal.

Our Office of Sustainability works with faculty, staff, and students to build a more environmentally-conscious community.

There are plenty of ways to get involved in our sustainability efforts. We welcome you to join us in achieving our environmental mission and goals.


bates_green_certified_leafGreen Certification Program (New!)

The Green Certification Program challenges you to do your part! Staff & faculty and students who commit to sustainable practices earn recognition and bragging rights.


Monthly Newsletter

Read up on environmental news and announcements in the EcoReps’ monthly newsletter, the Sustainable Bobcat.


Stanton Environmental Award

Nominate an environmental leader for the Stanton Environmental Stewardship Award. Each year Bates and the Stanton Bird Club team up to recognize both a graduating senior and a staff or faculty member for their dedication to environmental stewardship. Who do you consider an environmental leader on campus?