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.