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Carpooling? There's an App for That

Story posted May 07, 2014

Snap chatting, facebooking, tweeting, and instagramming are up against some stiff competition on the Bowdoin Community with the addition of the Bowdoin Rideshare App now up for grabs for free on the Apple App Store.

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Lumos! The Magical World of LED Lighting

Story posted April 21, 2014

Imagine changing the bulbs in Smith Union's dome lights. Fortunately, with a recent LED retrofit, Bowdoin's electricians can rejoice on many fronts. The new LED lights are not only brighter and energy-saving, but their longevity promises less genie lifts to the Smith Union firmament. And, as it turns out, the new dome lights in Smith Union are a harbinger of things to come.

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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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