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COA and GMC Top 2 Greenest Schools in the Nation

EcoLeague members College of the Atlantic (COA) in Bar Harbor, ME, and Green Mountain College (GMC) in Poultney, VT, came in at #1 and #2 in Sierra magazine’s list of environmentally focused “Cool Schools.” This marks COA’s second straight year atop Sierra’s rankings, while GMC became the only school to receive a spot in the…

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Theatre Teams Up with Dickinson College Farm in Grapes of Wrath

Under a moonlit sky overlooking central Pennsylvania’s rolling hills at the Dickinson College Farm, Theatre Professor Karen Lordi-Kirkham dissolved traditional barriers separating audience and cast members with her immersive, outdoor adaptation of John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath. Rather than watch crew members bustling between scenes to change set displays, theatre-goers meandered from scene to scene…

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New EcoLeague Jobs Board

The EcoLeague is proud to announce our new Jobs Board. This is a joint project between our six consortium colleges, with all of the Internship and Job Coordinators working together and contributing postings from each institution’s many opportunities. The EcoLeague Jobs Board is unique in that all the postings relate to the environment or sustainability…

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EcoLeague Faculty Scholar Davis Taylor to Speak At Northland College

Unusual Economics: A Sustainable and Cooperative Future Davis Taylor, professor of economics at the College of the Atlantic, will speak at Northland College about cooperatives and a sustainable economic future for both rural and urban communities Wednesday, September 21 at 7 p.m. at the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute. This event is sponsored by the Northland…

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Dog Mushing, Desert Canyons, and Singing Out: EcoLeague Students on the Move!

by Jasmyn DiMeglio, EcoLeague Writing Intern “We experienced a waking jolt from an earthquake with a 7.1 magnitude, saw a moose and her calf, attempted to ski down a forty-degree angled hill with heavy sleds tied to our packs, and had the pleasure of setting up a tent in forty mph winds,” says sophomore Audrey Roberts,…

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River Canyons and Open Waters: Outdoor Education with EcoLeague

by Jasmyn DiMeglio, EcoLeague Writing Intern Why pursue a degree in Outdoor Education? Perhaps you have a hearty appetite for travel, perhaps you’re eager to pair wilderness skills with values of equality and justice, or maybe you’re simply interested in fostering personal growth through adventure experiences with at-risk youth. For Dashiell Potter, a junior and…

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“Farm Nimbly”: Food Sustainability at EcoLeague Schools APU and GMC

by Jasmyn DiMeglio, EcoLeague Writing Intern “Growing food in the subarctic is not for the faint of heart,” says Megan Talley, manager of Spring Creek Farm in Palmer, Alaska. With cold, blustery winds and short growing seasons, sustaining a sturdy local food system in this region can be quite challenging. However, despite climatic obstacles, Alaska…

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EcoLeague Stories: Green Mountain College

“Any experience where you are immersed in a different culture is worthwhile. Experiencing a different way of life will make you more critical and appreciative of your own beliefs and values.” Sophie Holtz, a junior at Northland College, in an interview about her EcoLeague exchange to Green Mountain College. Read more about Sophie’s story, and…

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Fall 2015: EcoLeague Exchange Students On The Move!

by Jazzy DiMeglio, EcoLeague Writing Intern What moves us, physically and figuratively? For one student, it might be an interest in apples that sparks an entire track of education. For another, a passion for soil and social justice that inspires plans for urban farming. Or perhaps it is simply a change of place that refreshes our perspective. Claire,…

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2016 EcoLeague Retreat Dates and Location Announced

The EcoLeague’s annual retreat, which brings together representatives from all six consortium schools, will be held from June 16 – 18, 2016 at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. This annual retreat creates space for crafting new initiatives and fosters collaboration across campuses.  The 2016 theme for the retreat will be announced…

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