With the help of a 1.5 million dollar grant from the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation, College of the Atlantic Students are taking their innovative ideas to a new level - creating their own start up companies right in the classroom.
A ground-level view of solidarity initiatives in Greece during the recent political and economic turmoil will be presented by anthropology professor Heath Cabot at College of the Atlantic’s Human Ecology Forum.
#6. College of the Atlantic: “While not conducting cutting-edge research, students can spend some free time at Bar Harbor or Acadia National Park, America’s first National Park east of the Mississippi River, and home to spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.”
This weekend, second-year student Aura Silva’s work on sustainable economics is hitting a high point, as she presents a paper proposing a new developmental #framework at the 2015 #Canada and United States Societies for Ecological Economics (#CANUSSEE) conference in Vancouver, Canada. Aura has watched sustainable development talks at the United Nations with a keen eye since she attended a conference in New York last spring. It was there, at the U.N. Sustainable Development Intergovernmental Negotiations, that she realized that the framework being discussed was really not the best nor most realistic option. The goals being set out by the negotiations “represent a homogenizing, and arguably even hegemonic, version of sustainable development that inadequately reflects the complexity and multifaceted nature of humanity and the world,” Silva said. Read more at news.coa.edu #climatechange #unfccc #collegeoftheatlantic #humanecology #maine #ny #canada
Eliza Oldach ’15 is COA’s first Fulbright Student awardee. She will be exploring ecological relationships in coastal marsh and mussel communities off New Zealand’s South Island.
Naomi Klein at COA’s 2015 Commencement: “Climate Change is a Crisis We Can Only Solve Together.”
The Bar Island Swim is an annual tradition taking place the day before classes start, weather and waves permitting, and is a spirited celebration of the beginning of the academic year.