Posted on June 13, 2013 by Jesse
The fall 2013 issue of our Unity Magazine focuses on Unity’s leadership in the divestment movement from a wide range of perspectives. The magazine includes articles from guest writers Bill McKibben of 350.org and Dan Apfel of the Responsible Endowments Coalition. Read on.
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Posted on March 7, 2013 by Jesse
Unity College students are teaming up with our friends at 350 Maine to host this Sunday’s “Strategy Session” and 350.org webcast. Join our crew in Higgins Wing 210 at 7pm.
Can’t join us at Unity? Search for a session near you on 35o.org’s website:
On March 10th at 7pm EST / 4pm PST, we’ll host a video chat with Bill Mckibben and 350 organizers, which will cover the current political landscape and some ideas for what’s coming next for the climate movement. Afterwards there will be time for discussions with your group about your plans — generating new ideas, or making existing ideas better.
After, we’ll ask you to submit your ideas, and the following week we’ll have a national conference call to report back on what everyone discussed, so we can build our plans together, and learn from each other.
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Posted on February 20, 2013 by Jesse
Filed under: divestment, Tar Sands Action, Uncategorized | Tagged: #ForwardOnClimate, 350.org, Bill McKibben, Climate Riders, DC, Divestment, Forward on Climate, No Keystone XL, sierra club, Sustainability, Unity College, unity college sustainability | 1 Comment »
Posted on February 17, 2013 by Jesse
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Posted on January 31, 2013 by Jesse
photo credit: Adam Welz
Unity College is going back to DC! This time to join the LARGEST CLIMATE ACTION the nation has ever seen. Many of you will remember, we’ve taken this trip before: in 2010 on the Solar Road Trip, the following spring to Powershift and a private meeting with the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and again in November, 2011 when a squad of Unity students and staff — led by President Stephen Mulkey — Circled the White House to say “no” to the Keystone XL Pipeline and “no” to tar sands.
On Sunday, February 17th, we’ll again join thousands and thousands of others outside the White House to support and challenge President Obama and his State Department to do the right thing: move Forward on Climate, and stop the Keystone XL Pipeline. Click the image below for details on the event.
Our concerns about the Pipeline are many, but it boils down to this:
- approval of the Keystone XL pipeline will unleash unbridled development, extraction, and use of Alberta’s tar sands oil, and
- emissions from burning that oil is essentially “game over” for the climate.
Read more about tar sands oil and “The Case for Leaving the Carbon in the Ground” from President Stephen Mulkey who a year and a half ago wrote:
I urge all of us to take this science seriously and to act in every acceptable way to influence our policy makers to begin massive mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.
Join us in DC February 17th to do just that. Unity College climate champions, read on below for trip details.
WANT TO JOIN US IN DC?
- Must register by email (click link) or sign up with the Sustainability Office, and submit $10 deposit by February 8th. Space is limited. Sign up NOW!
- Must attend pre-trip meeting February 12.
- We’ll leave Saturday night, February 16th, on a charter bus with other Maine climate riders.
- Rally in DC from noon to 4 on Sunday, February 17th.
- Return from DC Sunday evening and return to Unity pre-dawn on Monday, February 18th.
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Posted on January 27, 2013 by Jesse
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Posted on January 22, 2013 by Jesse
Unity College is joining the Northeast Tar Sands Free rally in Portland, ME this Saturday, January 26th. President Stephen Mulkey (who previously joined the Tar Sands action to Circle the White House) will be a featured speaker at the event. This action is being coordinated by the Natural Resources Council of Maine, 350 Maine, Environment Maine, and the Sierra Club.
Click on the image above for details of the event. And for more resources on the climate and environmental impacts of tar sands oil, see 350 New England’s Tar Sands Tool Kit.
If you’re a Unity College student and want to join us on Saturday, read on and REGISTER WITH THE SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE to secure a seat in the van:
- 8:30am – Vans Depart STUDENT ACTIVITIES BUILDING
- 11:30am – Marchers meet at Monument Square, Portland
- 12:30pm – March to Maine State Pier
- 1-2pm – Rally at Maine State Pier
- 5-5:30pm – Arrive at STUDENT ACTIVITIES BUILDING
*Participants are responsible for their own food throughout the day’s events.
*It will be COLD on Saturday and we could be outside for up to 5 hours. Dress warmly. Current predictions are for a high of 23 F, partly sunny.
*We will make every effort to return to campus with enough time for meal plan students to have dinner at Wyman Commons.
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Posted on November 3, 2012 by Jesse
SIGN UP WITH THE SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE FOR THE NOVEMBER 13 EVENT IN PORTLAND.
(click the image above to register with Jesse and get more details)
FREE FOR STUDENTS. TRAVEL PROVIDED. LIMITED SPACE.
From the Do The Math website:
This Fall, Bill McKibben and 350.org are going on tour across America to build the movement we need to face the crisis of climate change.
On Nov. 13th, Bill will be in Portland, Maine to lay out the terrifying new math of climate change, explaining the incredible odds we face, and the difficult path we must walk in the coming years to create a livable future for our planet.
Here are the details:
Where: State Theater, 609 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
When: Nov. 13th, Doors open at 6 PM, show starts at 7 PM
Bill will be joined by the band Melodeego, and friends from across the climate movement and beyond to explain how together we can confront the fossil fuel industry, using lessons from the most successful movements of the past century and the past year of dramatic new actions against the industry across the country.
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