Education pioneer Surya Karki ’16 has been working to transform Nepal’s school system since he was a student at College of the Atlantic, opening his first school in the country in 2015. Since that time, Karki and his charity, United World Schools Nepal, have launched 30 schools, with seven more on the way.
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg gathers Santiago, Chile Fridays for Future organizer Ángela Valenzuela ’17 and other international youth leaders to implore world governments to act on the global climate emergency during a press event at the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
The White House’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement reinforces higher education’s sense of urgency and unity to rapidly scale solutions, train the new workforce for a green economy, and continue to act as stewards of our nation’s students and their future.
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.
Whales face a perilous situation as rapidly rising water temperatures affect their food sources, habitats, and migration patterns, College of the Atlantic Steven K. Katona Chair in Marine Sciences Dr. Sean Todd tells National Public Radio as part of their new series, From Miami To Maine: Adapting To a Changing Climate.
The top five baccalaureate colleges for sustainability are College of the Atlantic, Colby College, Dickinson College, Sterling College, and Middlebury College, according to new annual ranking by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
Maine Governor Janet Mills appoints Ania Wright ’20 as youth representative to her new, 39-member Maine Climate Council, convened to advise the Governor on strategies to meet the state’s ambitious goals on renewable energy generation and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Davis United World College Scholar Agim Mazreku ’20 is among 100 young people from around the world chosen to take part in the first-ever United Nations Youth Climate Summit, where he is representing his native Kosovo.
College of the Atlantic is among top colleges and universities offering the best sustainability-focused courses, eco-friendly cafeteria provisions, and carbon-neutral land and energy policies, as well as the most opportunities to engage with the climate justice movement.
For everyone who lives on land, the planet’s dangerously warmed future is already here, according to the United Nations-led Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Complex political issues and deep concerns from the world’s developing nations highlight the panel’s latest report, says College of the Atlantic global environmental politics professor Doreen Stabinsky.
The story of Vector, who was well-known in New England waters, isn’t over, according to College of the Atlantic Allied Whale senior scientist Dan DenDanto ’91, who will be using the remains of the 45-foot humpback whale as part of a new exhibit.
Vector, a humpback known to many along the eastern seaboard, will continue educating people even after her death, thanks to the work of College of the Atlantic Allied Whale senior scientist Dan DenDanto ’91.
College of the Atlantic students lead the way to a greener future by collaborating with middle school, high school, and college students from around the state to form the new group, Maine Youth for Climate Justice.
College of the Atlantic Peggy Rockefeller Farms is a vital educational resource, hosting farming and food systems classes, and providing a platform for COA students interested in humane animal husbandry and veterinary medicine.
The school ranked by The Princeton Review as the number one green college in the U.S. has announced plans for a new campus center that will be built to the German Passivhaus standard, a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building which reduces its overall ecological footprint.
Groundbreaking is expected this spring on a new $13 million, energy-efficient building that will house science laboratories, lecture halls, faculty offices, art and design studios, and a teaching greenhouse.
The work of youth climate justice organization Zero Hour, including member Iris Fen Gillingham ’22, is featured in a documentary film by National Geographic Television focused on how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change.
The way we approach our food systems and our daily meals should be considered a vital part of the undergraduate curriculum, writes College of the Atlantic President Darron Collins ’92. “Unlimited access to comfort foods might be enticing, but I find it misguided. We should be inspiring prospective students with how food is grown, prepared and consumed,” he says.
In a field where upcoming generations of farmers once learned farming from their parents and grandparents directly on the land, more and more future farmers and food systems policy makers are enrolling in Maine post-secondary degree programs, such as those at College of the Atlantic, focusing on agriculture, food sovereignty and sustainable growing.
The speed of change sunk home recently while planning a vacation to the Gulf of Maine: that northern strip of New England coast from Cape Anne, just north of Boston, to the northern tip of Maine and southern tip of Nova Scotia. College of the Atlantic professor John Anderson points out the Gulf of Maine is warming faster than any similar body of water in the world.
College of the Atlantic graduate student and Allied Whale research associate Kate Pielmeier ’19 spends her summer conducting a survey of harbor porpoises in Frenchman Bay, just off COA’s waterfront campus.
A report calling for major reductions in meat consumption in order to mitigate impending, catastrophic climate change from global warming is co-authored by College of the Atlantic global environmental politics professor Dr. Doreen Stabinsky.
Though it has been consistently occupied for nearly 200 years, this small, treeless island 20 miles off the coast of Maine has never been all that habitable to humans and is expected to become even less so. With the Gulf of Maine warming faster than most oceans around the world, College of the Atlantic’s remote research station is on the front lines of climate change.
As Japan as a whole struggles with a rapidly aging and declining population, some of its remote islands are taking bold steps to rejuvenate themselves, attracting both young people and tourists. The town of Osakikamijima is trying to lure a branch campus of the College of the Atlantic in Maine.