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 […]
This post originally appeared on We Are Power Shift. Find out more about the 2013 Power Shift Conference and youth climate convergence at their website. There’s an impressive array of folks gathering in Minnesota right now for this weekend’s Extreme Energy Extraction Summit. They’re activists, organizers, movers and shakers of all stripes — many of […]
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.
We’ve gotten a lot of deserved attention for our recent fossil fuel divestment announcement. By now there are nearly three hundred (and climbing) divestment campaigns – mostly student-led – at colleges all over the country. The aim, as you no doubt know by now, is to keep our endowment money from supporting the fossil fuel […]
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 […]