Bowdoin Sustainability

The Bowdoin College community—being mindful of our use of the earth's natural resources… - Bowdoin Environmental Mission Statement

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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