With its energy-efficient buildings, off-campus organic farms, and recycling and composting program, College of the Atlantic is unquestionably one of the most environmentally committed campuses in the country.
Campus sustainability crusaders navigating polluting corporate contracts would benefit from taking a look at College of the Atlantic - the nation’s most sustainable college - where corporate beverage contracts, bottled water, soda and juice machines have all been purged from campus.
Astounding amounts of plastic are pouring into the sea, according to College of the Atlantic graduate student Abigail Barrows MPhil ’18, co-author of a scientific study surveying the entire length of the Hudson River.
Leading the way with a focus on renewable energy, zero waste, and a curriculum focused on sustainability, College of the Atlantic is named the #1 green college in the country in Sierra’s Cool Schools ranking for the second year in a row.
A 10-day boat trip from Bali to Komodo to explore the impact of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans opens the eyes of Adventure Scientist Microplastics Researcher and College of the Atlantic Master’s student Abby Barrows, MPhil ’18.
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.
To celebrate their third annual Discarded Resources Audit, students at College of the Atlantic are teaming up to collect trash all around campus in hopes of educating their peers on the importance of waste management.