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.
Category: climate science
As the end game on the Keystone XL pipeline approaches, various pundits and editorial boards have argued that we should move forward with the pipeline. The Keystone XL extension of an existing pipeline would carry oil from the Canadian tar sands to Gulf Coast refineries. Obama is likely to make a decision on whether or not […]
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 […]
13 November 2012 Dear Colleagues, On the 5th of November 2012, the Unity College Board of Trustees unanimously voted to divest our endowment from fossil fuel industries. While one might think that this was logical for a college where Sustainability Science structures the academic program, it was not easy. Indeed, the Board’s committee on investment […]
I am proud to say that earlier today the Unity College Board of Trustees voted to divest the College endowment from fossil fuels. The following editorial is my statement to the public about this important step. Time for higher education to take a stand on climate Stephen Mulkey President Unity College Unity, ME 04988 5 […]
This piece by Unity College President Stephen Mulkey originally appeared on Climate Access and is reposted with permission from that site. Crisis and opportunity in the Environmental Century: Inspiring a generation to greatness As an ecologist, I know that we have precious little time to prepare a generation to respond to the ecological crisis of […]