Since 2002, L.L.Bean has contributed more than $3.25 million to Friends of Acadia to protect and preserve the park through scientific research, youth education programs and the Island Explorer bus system.
A network of 30 ecofriendly buses, the Island Explorer system provides free, alternative transportation within the park and in local communities, in an effort to reduce traffic and resultant pollutants.
Since the program's creation, the buses have:
- Carried over 3.7 million passengers
- Reduced private vehicles by more than 1.3 million
- Eliminated over 20 tons of smog-causing pollutants
- Reduced almost 13,000 tons of greenhouse gases