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The End of Recycling As We Know It?

October 23, 2019

Due to an increase in recycling standards, much of Bates’ recycling is getting rejected, instead going into Maine’s landfills. As a result, Facility Services is considering removing recycling from...

The Great Mug Heist of 2019

October 23, 2019

Have you ever taken a mug out of commons? If not, chances are ou have seen someone who has. Since the beginning of the school year, over 900 mugs have walked out of commons with students, and despite...

Dear Sustainable Abigail #16

Dear Sustainable Abigail #16

EcoReps April 4, 2018

Dear Sustainable Abigail, I’m a big fan of the EcoRep Newsletters, and often find myself reading through the various facts and figures as I sit in different bathroom stalls around campus. While I...

Sustainable Abigail

Sustainable Abigail

EcoReps March 14, 2018

Dear Bates Community, We Ecoreps have been hearing a lot of talk about some confusing sustainability terms that are often thrown around Bates and can be quite frankly isolating to those who aren’t...

Dear Sustainable Abigail

Dear Sustainable Abigail

EcoReps January 17, 2018

  Dear Sustainable Abigail, I’ve always admired commons for their commitment to sustainability--with the mug club, the local food, and the various waste bins. However, I’ve also always wondered...

Sustainable Abigail: Dear Everyone

Sustainable Abigail: Dear Everyone

EcoReps December 9, 2017

Dear Everyone, Thank you so much for participating in changing the way we interact with and appreciate our world. I know at times the environmental plight can seem overwhelming and dire, and the individual...

Dear Sustainable Abigail...

Dear Sustainable Abigail…

EcoReps November 15, 2017

Dear Sustainable Abigail,   I live on the third floor of a house on Frye Street and, up until recently, I’ve really loved living there. But with the changing weather and the heat being turned...

Dear Sustainable Abigail...

Dear Sustainable Abigail…

EcoReps November 1, 2017

Dear Sustainable Abigail, I am very confused about where our food waste goes to be turned into compost once a plate is put on the revolving dish rack. Does it stay on campus? Does it go to a nearby...

Dear Sustainable Abigail...

Dear Sustainable Abigail…

EcoReps October 11, 2017

Hi Abby! I am living in Adams this year and I have noticed students putting the trash bags from their room into the larger bathroom bins. I was under the impression that all trash from our room should...

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