Graphic rendering of the new LEED Silver Residence Hall

Graphic rendering of the new LEED Silver Residence Hall

In response to a trend of increasing enrollment and the popularity of campus living, Unity College is beginning construction of a 70 bed, suite style residence hall.
 Constructed to meet LEED Silver standards, the approximately 18,000 square foot, $4.2 million hall will house about 70 students and is expected to be ready for occupancy during the fall semester. Designed by SMRT Inc. of Portland, Maine, it will be located just within the tree line adjacent to the soccer field.


Katahdin Lambs Have Arrived!

Our much anticipated lambs have entered the world! Our Katahdin ewes made quick work of the three births (all within about 24 hours of one another) and are now bonding with their lovely lambs. The Unity College barn crew, in keeping with the ‘Mountains of Maine’ theme, welcomed Bigelow, Sandy Bay, and Goose Eye early this week. We couldn’t be happier to have these spring babies just as the sun is gaining ground and the temperatures are climbing.

Proud mum Moxie with her ewe lamb, Sandy Bay

Proud mum Moxie with her ewe lamb, Sandy Bay

Ram lamb Bigelow - born to Blueberry

Ram lamb Bigelow – born to Blueberry

The Benefits of Rotational Grazing

Check out this short film on the Sustainability of Rotational Grazing (presented by PBS and The Lexicon of Sustainability) and learn a little bit about why we employ a Salatin-type model for our Katahdin sheep and San Clemente Island goats at Unity College.

http://www.pbs.org/food/features/lexicon-of-sustainability-grass-fed/birdtalk

XL Dissent

This past weekend Unity College students rallied alongside the approximate 1,200 students who traveled from 100 colleges and universities throughout the nation to attend XL Dissent.

XL Dissent*not sponsored by Unity College*

XL DISSENT

Drop Everything and Rally!

A last minute opportunity for Unity College students! This weekend, March 1st and 2nd, join students from across the nation in a march from Georgetown University to the White House. Demand the attention of Obama and make it known that the youth of America does not want to see him approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. XL Dissent is completely student organized. 

There is also a non-violent direct action training Saturday 5-9PM that we will attend.

20140205233439-mm_copy (1)There are limited seats so please show your interest quickly! If there are more students interested than seats available students will be put on the waiting list.

This trip will last the entirety of the weekend: early morning Saturday-early morning Monday.
More details to come.

Visit: XLDissent.org

To attend this event e-mail: mtheberge11@unity.edu

Lambs on the Horizon

Rocky, our ram and the sire of the lambs due this spring.

Rocky, our ram and the sire of the lambs due this spring.

Last Friday, the barn had a visit from Dr. Hale of Hometown Veterinary Care in Fairfield. Our goal for the day was to ultrasound the Katahdin Ewes to determine whether or not they had been impregnated by Rocky the ram. The ladies were very patient while Dr. Hale poked and prodded with the ultrasound probe. It was pretty amazing to see the life growing inside of Blueberry, Snow, and Moxie! We saw lovely little heartbeats, squirming limbs, and xylaphone-esque rib cages on the fuzzy, black and white screen. These lambs are due on the ground in about two months so stay tuned!

Shalefield Justice Spring Break

Hi Everyone!

This year you can travel to Pennsylvania for the Shalefield Justice Spring Break. We will develop our skills and knowledge so that we can join together in the ongoing conflict with the hydraulic fracturing industry.

This trip will offer:

  • Skill buildingSJSB PROMOTION
  • Workshops
  • Direct action
  • Hiking
  • Music and films
  • Speakers
  • Community service
  • Resistance education 

You will become part of an immense group of people that is constantly struggling to mend the destruction of land, water, and community that is occurring in many states. This is a chance for you to broaden your understanding about the threats of energy extraction and be a member on the front line.

SJSB will run March 15th-22nd (the first week of spring break). 

Please e-mail mtheberge11@unity.edu if you would like to participate so that we can gauge interest and accommodate you to be a part of this life changing experience! 

For more information visit: http://shalefieldjusticespringbreak.org/

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