Sustainability

Perspectives from Bowdoin Professors on the New Climate Deal

We asked professors from different disciplines to weigh in on the new agreement among 195 nations to reduce global emissions in an attempt to save our planet from the worst effects of climate change.

Students Find Social Commentary in Comic Relief

In one class project, students in the course Of Comics and Culture compiled comics that look at climate change, racism and social justice, the topics addressed by the campus-wide Teach-in held October 1.

Bowdoin College Solar Project One Year On

Last year in collaboration with SolarCity Corp., Bowdoin installed solar panels that have generated 1,281,069 kWh of energy.

EPA Honors Bowdoin For Reducing Emissions

Bowdoin College, along with Pepco Energy Systems in Atlantic City, N.J., and Thermal Energy Corporation in Houston, Texas, has been named a 2015 winner of the Energy Star Combined Heat and Power Award.

Composting, Recycling Efforts Reduce Ivies Trash to One Bag

Only one bag of trash from the Ivies concert was hauled to the landfill this year, a remarkable feat considering the Ivies is Bowdoin’s biggest and most well-attended event.

Bowdoin Celebrates Earth Week 2015

Earth Week 2015 is underway, along with a refreshed Sustainability website.

Bowdoin Gardeners Begin Maple Sugaring on Campus

Come March, when nighttime temperatures remain chilly but the days begin to warm, Sara Cawthon and her student assistants scope out between 15-20 maple trees on campus to tap for sap.

Energy Magazine Highlights Bowdoin’s Cogeneration System

As part of Bowdoin’s plan to become carbon neutral by 2020, a cogeneration system was installed at its campus steam plant. This system was recently featured in District Energy magazine.