First "Carbon-Neutral" College

October 12, 2006

The College of the Atlantic, a small US college in Bar Harbor, Maine, is committed to fully mitigate its future effect on climate change by reducing use of fossil fuels and offsetting any carbon emissions with investments in renewable energy. COA consumes 1 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually, and will pay $30,000 a year for windmills that are generating electricity in South Dakota. All of COA's students major in human ecology. (For more details, see )