Beehive Design Collective Coming to Unity!

When: 4-6PM Friday, May 2nd

Where: Unity College, Room PW207

Free of charge.

True Cost of Coal posters available on a siding scale donation! 

Come join the Beehive Collective as we use the True Cost of Coal graphic, engaging storytelling narrative, and collaborative learning techniques to talk and learn about complex issues such as colonization, industrial capitalism, resource extraction, workers struggles, the military/prison industrial complex, environmental  racism, big NGOs, resistance, resilience and regeneration. Don’t know what some of those things are? This workshop will be a great place to learn about them.

In this two hour workshop we will use graphics, storytelling, and interactive activities to break down these issues and see how they all connect. We will talk about how they play out in our individual lives and what steps we can take to bring justice and healing to our individual and global communities.

For more information and to see the True Cost of Coal graphic check out:

http://beehivecollective.org/beehiveposter/the-true-cost-of-coal/

 

Heritage Breed American Guinea Hogs Arrive at Unity College Barn

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Please join the Unity College Animal Barn in welcoming our new breeding pair of American Guinea Hog heritage breed meat pigs, listed as Critical Breed Status by The Livestock Conservancy. ‘Luna’ (pictured) and her partner ‘Lurch’ were provided by Sunnywood Farm in Unity and are part of an effort to re-introduce this hearty, medium sized foraging breed to the American Homestead. To read more about this and other heritage breed animals, please visit:

http://www.livestockconservancy.org/

These pigs will help us close the loop on campus food systems by converting food prep waste into manure, piglets, and pork products to be utilized by dining services. Our first litter is due the second week in June so stay tuned for some adorable AGH piglets.

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

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