Thursday, December 20, 2007

The First Carbon Neutral College Campus in U.S. Is...

Maine (TGW) – College of the Atlantic, all 300 students of it, became the first carbon neutral campus, school officials announced Monday.

The private college said it has offset emissions of 2,488 tons over the past 15 months by using power generated from a hydroelectric source and by investing a greenhouse gas reduction project in Oregon.

Also, the school has conducted an energy audit, replaced all incandescent lightbulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs), and has promoted alternative means of transportation.

"We have much more to do to directly reduce our emissions, but it is satisfying to know that the last 15 months of College of the Atlantic's contribution to the increase of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere adds up to zero," President David Hales said.

Via :: CoA Press Release