The Bowdoin College community—being mindful of our use of the earth's natural resources… - Bowdoin Environmental Mission Statement
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.
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.
Story posted October 07, 2013
College House Eco Rep Olivia Pfeifer '16 offers her experience visiting the Graham Road Landfill this August. What lessons could possibly be learned from visiting where most of our College's trash goes? The eco reps agreed that the sight of escaped plastic bags was particularly jarring, making the answer, my friend, blowing in the wind.