News Archive 2009-2018

Every Day is Earth Day as Bowdoin Works Toward Carbon Neutrality Archives


Earth Day, now in its 42nd year and celebrated in more than 175 countries around the globe, is Sunday, April 22; it began as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment.

Five years ago, the College deepened its commitment to sustainability by taking the proactive step of pledging to become carbon-neutral by 2020 and building new academic pathways for addressing sustainability issues.

From residence hall energy-reduction competitions and locavore dinners to climate change lectures, students have immersed themselves in various aspects of environmental awareness and stewardship, while the College has implemented significant and concrete initiatives toward effecting significant and measurable environmental change in a variety of areas. Read about Bowdoin’s commitment to sustainability.