Green Power Partnership
|Organization Type||Education (Higher)|
|Percentage Green Power||5.8%|
|Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product?||Yes|
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Bowdoin College, located in Brunswick, Maine, is committed to supporting Maine based renewable energy. Bowdoin matches all non-renewable electricity purchases with Maine based renewable energy credits (RECs) on an annual basis. They consist of certified low impact hydro RECs and new wind power RECs. Bowdoin began purchasing RECs in 2006 based on strong encouragement from the student body. Since then the purchases have become an important component of our Climate Action Plan and goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2020.