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Community Planning & Ecological Policy Focus (BA in Human Ecology)

  • College of the Atlantic (ME)

The community planning and ecological policy curriculum centers around project-based courses in which students work together with faculty and community leaders to address environmental and social issues. Classes include Community ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2019
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Environmental Law & Politics Focus (BA in Human Ecology)

  • College of the Atlantic (ME)
  • Students interested in law and politics usually begin by taking one or more foundational, introductory courses: Introduction to the Legal Process, Introduction to Global Politics, and Globalization/Anti-Globalization. These courses ...
  • Posted Jan. 25, 2019
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Climate Change & Energy Focus (BA in Human Ecology)

  • College of the Atlantic (ME)
  • Effectively advocating for renewable energy and implementing local projects require a range of knowledge and skills. The College of the Atlantic's interdisciplinary curriculum makes it possible to gain a ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2019
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Farming & Food Systems Focus (BA in Human Ecology)

  • College of the Atlantic (ME)

Understanding food and its production requires insights from history, anthropology, economics, politics, ecology, botany, chemistry, and so on. Accordingly, this program offers a diverse and interdisciplinary set of classes in ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2019
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  • College of the Atlantic (ME)

The College of the Atlantic Thoreau Environmental Leaders Initiative aims to cultivate effective advocates for renewable energy and climate change issues. Through speakers, workshops and events, the initiative provides a ...


Students see promise in careers in the business of sustainability

  • Colby College (ME)
  • College of the Atlantic (ME)
  • Unity College (ME)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) (OR)

Two small, isolated Maine colleges that focus on sustainability and the environment know they aren’t for everyone.

Students have to work in the local community, where they experience the ...

  • Posted April 20, 2017
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Building Sustainable Communities: an International Collaboration Between Island Communities and Academia

  • College of the Atlantic (ME)

Through community engagement and a plan for economic rejuvenation Samsø¸ Island, Denmark became one of the first carbon negative communities in the world. In 2014, an international partnership between Samsø ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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A Big Hairy Audacious Goal: Marketing University Sustainability Credentials

  • University of Leeds (West Yorkshire)
  • St. Lawrence University (NY)
  • Ithaca College (NY)
  • University of Plymouth (Devon)
  • Bradford University (West Yorkshire)
  • Northland College (WI)
  • College of the Atlantic (ME)
  • University of Gloucestershire (Gloucestershire)

This paper explores the potential recruitment and retention benefits arising from the marketing of University of Plymouth’s sustainability credentials. It attempts this by:

  • reviewing academic and professional literature on ...
  • Posted June 27, 2016
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Divestment: Successful Case Studies

  • College of the Atlantic (ME)
  • Unity College (ME)
  • Responsible Endowments Coalition (PA)

With active campaigns on over 250 college campuses, divestment from fossil fuels has shifted the sustainability conversation significantly over the past year, pushing the “operational boundary” for campus sustainability, and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainable Business Focus (BA in Human Ecology)

  • College of the Atlantic (ME)

Sustainable Business at COA prepares students across the curriculum to plan and start enterprises that create change. Students have built schools, farms, a biofuel company, an advocacy group, a community ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Colleges Compete to Shrink Their Mark On the Environment

  • Berea College (KY)
  • University at Buffalo (NY)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • Tufts University (MA)
  • Harvard University (MA)
  • College of the Atlantic (ME)

From the College of the Atlantic's zero-waste graduation this month in Maine to Ball State University's biodiesel-powered shuttle fleet in Indiana, schools are moving in ways large and ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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2.4 kW Wind Turbine: Beech Hill Farm

  • College of the Atlantic (ME)

In the spring of 2009, College of the Atlantic offered a wind power course: "A Practicum in Wind Power". In this class, students learned about wind power and worked to ...

  • Posted May 18, 2012
  • Green Power Projects
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