Our Sustainability Initiatives

The Bowdoin Store strives to reduce its carbon footprint in its choice of vendors and the purchase of recycled products.

The Bowdoin Store commits to the following eco-friendly practices:

  • Re-uses packing materials and boxes
  • Uses 100% recyclable, environmentally-friendly shopping bags
  • “Do You Need a Bag?” and “Bring Your Own Bag” shopping bag conservation programs
The Bowdoin Store offers a variety of high quality sustainable goods:
  • Reusable travel mugs, water bottles, and drinking straws
  • Sustainably-sourced bamboo gifts
  • Organic/recycled/sustainably-sourced clothing and accessories in our product mix
  • Socially conscious gift collections
  • Recycled stationery items
  • Recycled spiral-bound notebooks, 3-ring binders, index cards, composition books, and folders
  • Re-usable canvas tote bags
  • Recycled/local greeting cards
  • Sketch pads in assorted sizes made with premium recycled paper
  • Imprinted planners from House of Doolittle made of 100% recycled paper, printed with soy inks
  • Diploma frames made from 100% recycled wood
  • Many of our products are locally or USA-made, reducing our carbon footprint