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Category: Unity News

November 13, 2012

A Response to the Mid-Atlantic Devastation Caused by Hurricane Sandy

On October 29th Hurricane Sandy moved onshore near Atlantic City, New Jersey as a post-tropical cyclone with sustained winds of 80 miles per hour.  Sandy affected twenty-four states, set high water records in New York City and Philadelphia, and was the second costliest storm in dollars-second only to Hurricane Katrina (NOAA.org). Unity College first year… Read more »


November 09, 2012

Dr. Stephen Mulkey Announces Unity College’s Fossil Fuel Divestment

On Monday, November 5, the Unity College Board of Trustees unanimously voted to divest the College endowment from fossil fuels, emphasizing the College’s commitment to sustainability. In conjunction with the 350.org program of divestment, Unity College is now the first to take this stand, and on November 13, President Mulkey will be featured on the… Read more »


November 09, 2012

Unity College Students Plan Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort

In a mission that is in keeping with the environmental and community service focus of the student body, first-year students at Unity College have organized a relief effort for victims of Hurricane Sandy. A fundraiser will be held on December 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts (UCCPA), 42… Read more »


November 09, 2012

Unity College to Host 18th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser on December 4

Unity College will host the 18th Annual Empty Bowls community meal from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4 at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts (UCCPA). The suggested donation is $10 per diner. The UCCPA is located at 42 Depot Street (off Route 202) in Unity, Maine. The fundraiser will benefit the Volunteer Regional… Read more »


November 02, 2012

Unity College President Stephen Mulkey to Speak at the University of Southern Maine

On Tuesday, November 13th, Unity College President Stephen Mulkey will speak at the Glickman Library at the University of Southern Maine in Portland as part of the L.L. Bean/Lee Surace Colloquium Series. His topic “Crisis and Opportunity in the Environmental Century–Inspiring a Generation of Greatness,” coincides with his passion as well as his research and… Read more »


October 30, 2012

Professor Mick Womersley Invites Students to Apply for Attendance to NCSE Conference

With the generous support of the President’s and VPAA’s offices and the Faculty Professional Development Committee, Unity College is offering a field trip to the National Council for Science and Environment’s 13th annual conference on Disasters and Environment. The conference takes place in Washington, DC January 15 to 17, 2013, and there is room for… Read more »


October 30, 2012

Unity College Students Invite Politicos to Campus on Tuesday, October 30 and Plan March to the Polls on November 6

Civic-minded Unity College students have invited a full slate of candidates to campus for a forum on Tuesday, October 30 from 11 am to 12 noon in the Student Center on the campus of Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Road, Unity, Maine. The invited include Maine Democrats, Maine Republicans, President Obama’s campaign in Maine, Mitt… Read more »


October 29, 2012

Unity College Students to Envision Life Without Oil

What would life without oil be like?  Whether caused by global crisis, natural disaster, or disruptions in access and distribution, life without oil is one of the most important considerations facing man in the 21st century. First year students at Unity College will gain intimate knowledge of what life without oil means in practice.  A… Read more »


October 23, 2012

Unity College Holds Fall Open House on November 10

One of America’s premier environmental colleges will hold a fall open house on November 10 to showcase its leading-edge majors for the growing “green” job market. Unity College of Unity, Maine, known as America’s Environmental College, will hold its fall open house on Saturday, November 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Activities include welcome… Read more »


October 19, 2012

Unity College to Host Search and Rescue Training

Unity College will host search and rescue training on and near its campus from October 19 through October 21.  The immersion training will require teams to sleep overnight in the woods adjacent to the campus in Unity, Maine, relying only on the items they carry for survival. On Friday training will begin on the Unity… Read more »


October 16, 2012

Unity Students Create New Certification Opportunities

Often, Unity College graduates are prized by employers for their “job ready” skills.  In keeping with the hands-on orientation of professional development that takes place throughout the curriculum, the Outdoor Leadership Council (OLC), a student group, has created a new fund to help students obtain all important professional certifications. Zach Wigham ‘13, Vice President of… Read more »


October 15, 2012

All standing: a new book by Kathryn Miles, Professor of Environmental Writing

All Standing is the story of the Irish Potato Famine, chronicling the ship Jeanie Johnston and the life of Nicholas Reilly, born during the vessel’s inaugural voyage.  The book follows the young boy, his fellow passengers and the heroic crewmembers that conveyed them to safety. The Irish Potato Famine of 1845-1852 claimed over a million… Read more »


October 12, 2012

AppleFest: A Fall Unity College Tradition

The threat of rain was evident on October 4—however that didn’t stop many students, faculty and staff from gathering on the lawn just outside the Dorothy W. Quimby library to taste, watch and learn about the mythic apple. The weather did not dampen the festivalgoers, and the annual fall Unity event did not disappoint. There… Read more »


October 10, 2012

Focusing on Sustainability Science

Since its inception in 1965, Unity College has demonstrated an ability to see over the horizon.  No better example of this propensity for leadership can be cited than the development of sustainability science as the answer to “what’s next” in Unity’s future. The future is now. Sustainability science is now recognized by the actions of the… Read more »


October 03, 2012

Presentation by ’08 Graduate

Lisa Bates ’08 Wildlife Biology, is in a good place. In fact, she has been there practically ever since she graduated. Shortly after she received her degree from Unity, Bates was able to secure her current position as Wildlife Technician at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Her job is to locate and radio… Read more »


September 26, 2012

Sixth Annual Hunters & Huggers Local Foods Dinner

Each year Unity College’s award-winning Dining Services department holds a Hunters & Huggers dinner to spotlight its “buy local” approach. Among the many Maine-based businesses that are providing produce, meat, and seafood for the dinner are Maine lobstermen. The dinner features a menu of local products related to the dinner’s hunting and agricultural / organic theme.… Read more »


September 19, 2012

Unity College to Host Passive House Standard Training Class

The first training classes in the Passive House building standard ever to be held in Maine have been announced. PassivhausMAINE, a recently formed group of building professionals, will hold “Introduction to Passive House” classes, offered by the Passive House Academy, Brooklyn, NY and Dublin, Ireland. On October 8, Unity College will host a training class… Read more »


September 12, 2012

Keeping College Costs Down

As every college student quickly learns, the pursuit of higher education is a complex endeavor in even the most focused of circumstances.  With so many students seeking to get a leg up on the job market or graduate school by pursuing internship opportunities, study abroad, or other types of resumé building pursuits during their undergraduate… Read more »


September 11, 2012

Unity College and ReVision Energy Partnership Leads with Affordable Renewable Energy

Unity College has demonstrated its commitment to sustainability through a host of projects.  In keeping with its goal of remaining true to its environmental mission and commitment to sustainability, Unity is pursuing a large-scale solar energy project that demonstrates the viability of solar for college campuses and other non-profits. Unity College has partnered with ReVision… Read more »


August 29, 2012

Crisis and Opportunity in the Environmental Century

This piece by Unity College President Stephen Mulkey originally appeared on Climate Access and is reposted with permission from that site. As an ecologist, I know that we have precious little time to prepare a generation to respond to the ecological crisis of our planet in peril. As the president of Unity College, I am… Read more »