C.J. Walke, manager of the Peggy Rockefeller Farms, points to the four Belted Galloways which call the farm home. PHOTO COURTESY OF COLLEGE OF THE ATLANTIC

COA ranked the eighth greenest college in U.S.

BAR HARBOR — College of the Atlantic was named one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the nation by “The Princeton Review,” coming in at no. 8 on the “Top 50 Green Colleges” list.

The publisher chose the schools for its “green guide” based on data regarding the schools’ commitment to the environment and sustainability. The data were taken from the company’s 2014 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges. Surveys of college students also were used to tally the ranking list.

“COA is honored to receive this recognition,” said President Darron Collins. “We see our educational approach, our choices and our practices as means toward enhancing environmental stewardship.”

The Princeton Review’s Robert Franek noted the growing interest in green colleges among college-bound students. “Among nearly 10,000 teens who participated in our 2015 College Hopes & Worries Survey, 61 percent told us that having information about a school’s commitment to the environment would influence their decision,” said Franek. “We strongly recommend College of the Atlantic and the other fine colleges in this guide to the many environmentally-minded students who seek to study and live at green colleges.”

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