The College of the Atlantic is a private 4-year school located in Bar Harbor, ME on Mount Desert Island. Founded in 1969 on the idea to stimulate the local economy during off-peak tourist season and to provide extensive study of ecology, the campus sits on 37 acres of lush, green land and includes two organic farms (which provide food for the dining hall) and two offshore research stations. Bar Harbor, once known as a hideaway for the affluent, sits on the coast and is near Acadia National Park, a popular outdoors destination for hiking and camping. College of the Atlantic takes “green” seriously, it was the first college to be ‘carbon neutral’ as well as divesting fossil fuel holdings from its endowment. Among the alumni is Nell Newman, founder of Newman’s Own Organics.