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Art Centers Leigh Rankin’s EcoLeague Exchange From COA to Dickinson

For many students, the EcoLeague offers an opportunity to conduct research or sharpen their focus within environmental studies. But anyone with a sense of curiosity and an appreciation for new natural spaces is welcome—and Leigh Rankin’s exchange story is a prime example of such self-discovery. While opening new doors and access to myriad faculty expertise,…

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EcoLeague Takes Dickinson’s Katie Overstrum from Carlisle to the Colorado River

Katie Overstrum recently returned to Dickinson College from a Fall 2018 exchange to Prescott College, where she took part in the college’s distinctively immersive “Grand Canyon Semester“. Here, Katie shares how she first heard about EcoLeague during her freshman year, her experiences while spending two weeks in the field, and her possible future plans in…

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EcoLeague Expands Networks as Faculty Share Research Initiatives

Between annual EcoLeague summer retreats and faculty information sessions, EcoLeague community members are becoming increasingly well versed in each other’s programs, which rest at the forefront of sustainability studies and environmental and agricultural best practices. Perhaps less well-known, until recently, are some of the local research resources for social scientists like the archives of the Carlisle…

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Setting the Bar: EcoLeague Institutions Receive Top Ratings in Green Education

With decades of experience in environmental stewardship and sustainability studies, the EcoLeague consortium continues to be a leading innovator in green education. A host of sustainability initiatives at Northland College have placed it on Sierra Magazine’s List of Cool Schools, joining EcoLeague partners and perennial staples atop the rankings, College of the Atlantic (#1 in…

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COA’s Heather Sieger Dives into Marine Biology with EcoLeague

You never know what’ll push you to apply for a program like the EcoLeague. Sometimes, you’ll feel the tug of a friend’s influence; other times, a transformative experience points the way. For EcoLeague alumna Heather Sieger, who used her exchange to travel from her home school College of the Atlantic to Prescott College, it was…

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GMC’s Kara Kessler ’11 Graduates from EcoLeaguer to Sustainable Entrepreneur

by EcoLeague Communications and Digital Media Assistant Claire Jeantheau, Dickinson ’21 Kara Kessler, a 2011 graduate of Green Mountain College, currently manages her own vegan food truck and holds a passionate interest in human relationships with the natural world. But discovering this path wouldn’t have been possible without her two-time exchanges through EcoLeague, marked by…

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EcoLeague Alumni Profile: Travis Sherlin, Northland College ’15

Travis Sherlin graduated from Northland College in 2015, distinguishing himself by completing two EcoLeague exchanges, one at Prescott College (Spring 2014) and another at Dickinson College (Spring 2015). He currently works as an agroforester for the Peace Corps in Guinea, West Africa. We recently caught up with Travis to learn more about sustainable community development,…

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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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