Among representatives of hundreds of countries from around the world gathering in Marrakech, Morocco at the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change are 10 College of the Atlantic students and their professor as part of the school’s annual delegation.
The Princeton Review cites an experiential curriculum, a campus-wide focus on sustainability, and student involvement in environmental policy setting in naming COA the most environmentally responsible college in the U.S. and awarding the school a #1 ranking in their Top 50 Green Colleges of 2016.
Sierra, the national magazine of the Sierra Club, names College of the Atlantic the greenest college in the country in its 10th annual “Cool Schools” ranking. The school jumps 15 spots from last year’s ranking of 16 to occupy the #1 slot “by a landslide.”
U.S. colleges and universities are increasingly deploying solar arrays and other forms of renewable energy. At College of the Atlantic, one focus is on teaching students how to participate in local, renewable energy economies, from the ground up.
Darron Collins ’92 joins the leaders of over 400 colleges and universities from across the country in signing an open letter urging the preservation of the DACA program, which protects undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children.
Private well owners on the northern half of Mount Desert Island who are curious about the potential presence of arsenic and other elements in their drinking water are encouraged to join a water study led by College of the Atlantic earth sciences chair Dr. Sarah Hall.
Representatives of College of the Atlantic and numerous other international climate change groups gather with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York to mark the entry-into-force of the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change.
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Students in the class History of Agriculture: Apples record local agricultural history by documenting relict apple trees scattered around Hancock County.
Leah Kovitch ’16 on the floor of the Maine Senate with professor Ken Cline’s Introduction to the Legal Process course. As part of the visit , students meet with various state senators and representatives, with some even sitting in on private meetings.
Adrian Fernandez Jauregui ’15, a Davis United World College Scholar, researches the focus shift of the Bolivian government in regard to its environmental agenda.