Central Maine Power's Rate Case

Story posted March 06, 2014

Bridgett McCoy '15 takes a closer look at Central Maine Power's proposed rate case. Should it pass, the measure would essentially tax individuals and institutions that derive electricity from onsite renewable sources. With Bowdoin's solar array planned to come online by the end of summer, such a move would cost Bowdoin $170,000/year.

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Bowdoin Bookstores Reinvent the 3 Rs

Story posted February 26, 2014

Reading, Writing, and 'Rithmetic? Try Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling. Treehouser Bridger Tomlin '17 set out to meet Assistant Director for Bowdoin Stores, Cindy Breton, a champion of sustainability in the world of sweatshirts, pennants, and textbooks. As it turns out, little actions DO add up, and Breton's initiatives prove it.

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It's Electric! Bowdoin Welcomes Chevy Volt

Story posted January 22, 2014

"You can't see it (It's electric!)...You gotta feel it (It's electric!)..." sang Marcia Griffiths in her 1989 hit song "Electric Boogie." And boogie Bowdoin students and staff will when they cruise in Bowdoin's Chevy Volt, the newest (and greenest) addition to the College's vehicle fleet. Olivia "Seward's Folly" Pfeifer '16 reports.

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Playing Nicer: Green Athletics Works to Improve Sustainability

Story posted December 17, 2013

Green Athletics is a group of students, both athletes and non-athletes, working to make athletic operations at Bowdoin College more sustainable. So, what does that actually look like? Sustainability student employee (and green athlete) Erica Nangeroni '14 tells us.

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Waste Less: Bowdoin's Recycling Rate on the Rise

Story posted November 19, 2013

The Eco Reps recently gussied up for their annual trash audit and found, amidst several interesting items, some encouraging numbers. Historical data show the amount of trash that could have been recycled hovered between 17% and 30%. This year's random sampling resulted in 15.5%. We're not ready to celebrate, but as Rebecca Goldfine from the Bowdoin Daily Sun reports, this could be the start of an upward trend in the College's recycling rate.

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An Energy Interview with Kaptain Kilowatt

Story posted October 16, 2013

Now halfway through the Energy Saving Dorm Competition, office staff members Hannah Tennent ’14 and Omar Sohail ’15 managed to track down the elusive Kaptain Kilowatt, Bowdoin’s energy mascot, for a campus energy tour.

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