Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.23
Liaison Heather Albert-Knopp
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2022

STARS v2.2

College of the Atlantic
IN-25: Network for Student Social Innovation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Rob Levin
Director of Communications
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Is the institution currently designated or actively participating in the following?:
Yes or No
Changemaker Campus (Ashoka U.) Yes
CGI University Network Yes
An equivalent, external network for institutions that support student social innovation that has been approved by AASHE No

Documentation affirming the institution’s participation in an external network to support student social innovation:
Website URL where information affirming the institution’s participation in an external network to support student social innovation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:


In addition to CGI University Network and and Ashoka U, COA participates in the following additional student social innovation networks:

Sustainia Arctic Opportunity Explorer

The Arctic Opportunity Explorers program is an international collaboration to empower young people to become changemakers in the Arctic through sustainable entrepreneurship. The program is a collaboration between Copenhagen-based climate group Sustainia, five Scandinavian universities, and College of the Atlantic.

The program tasks teams of students to develop sustainable solutions to some of the most pressing problems of the ecologically critical Arctic area. In 2020, Olivia Paruk '24 and her team, including students from the University of Edinburgh and the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, won the challenge with Arctic ReWild, which focused on ecological restoration in Alaska.

Greenlight Maine Collegiate Challenge
Season 6, Episode 4

The 2021 competition features a matchup between College of the Atlantic student Patrick Caron '24's team Move Free, including Taibatou Bintou Adamou Garba ’22, Mauro Jose Ramirez Azofeifa ’23, and Gloria Atondeh ’23, and University of New England student Pablo De La Guardia Criado’s Ready Set Returns. Contestants pitch their businesses to judges Andrew Silsby, president and CEO of Kennebec Savings Bank, Deb Mills-Scofield, strategy and innovation consultant, and John Zeitler, exec. VP corporate legal affairs, Silver Car, Inc.

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