Story posted April 11, 2013
Bowdoin does not have a unified composting program, despite interest from students and staff. Sustainable Bowdoin is, however, slowly rolling out experimental programs and pilots to gauge the effectiveness of composting in dorms and offices. With the help of Housekeeping, Facilities, Dining, the Organic Garden, and the Eco Reps, diverting food waste from the trash is gaining traction.
Story posted February 25, 2013
On Friday, March 1st Alice Henly from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) will be at Bowdoin College to discuss sustainability in collegiate athletics. Her visit to the college is part of a larger national campaign by the NRDC to green athletics at the collegiate and professional level.
Story posted February 05, 2013
Bowdoin’s summer fellowship programs are perhaps the best-kept secrets of the College. Sustainability employee Bridgett McCoy '15 reports.
Story posted January 24, 2013
Sustainability employee Eric Chien '14 recently implemented Bowdoin's first comprehensive green room certification program and energy audit service. The program is another way for the sustainability office to do outreach on campus and to encourage individual behavioral changes. Since November, over 100 students have applied for green certification within the first year dorms and college houses. Read more, including an interview with the mastermind, Eric Chien.
Story posted December 05, 2012
For the Eco Reps at heart, few things are more satisfying than walking into Hawthorne-Longfellow Library and seeing copy paper consisting of 100% recycled content and the collection bins for "already been used on one side" paper. And we may not even get the chance to snoop around and see the reduced amount of office supply packaging or that the folders are made of recycled material, too. Good news, then: we did the snooping for you. As it turns out, nearly every corner of campus participates in what you might call “green purchasing.”
Story posted November 14, 2012
Tucked away behind Rhodes Hall is the Bowdoin garage, a little known corner of campus that plays a central role in keeping our College in motion. Literally. Under the direction of Karl Perkins, Bowdoin’s Motor Pool Coordinator, Bowdoin’s fleet vehicles and grounds equipment are getting some green makeovers.