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2014-06-17 16:21:47

POULTNEY, Vt., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green Mountain College announced today that it will offer the nation's first online Master of Science degree in Resilient and Sustainable Communities (MRSC). This two-year program, accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, will begin in February 2015 with a residency featuring Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and climate-change activist. "If we have one need on this planet, it's for resilient...

2014-05-09 20:21:34

Unity College President Stephen Mulkey to Offer Vision for Reframing Higher Education UNITY, Maine, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The movement began just two years ago by environmental activist Bill McKibben and Unity College, an environmental college in Maine with the tag line America's Environmental College, seems unstoppable. In early May, as President Barack Obama crisscrossed the United States revealing details of a dire National Climate Assessment, Stanford University...

2014-04-17 20:21:13

UNITY, Maine, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A movement that began on November 13, 2012, at a 350.org event featuring environmental activist Bill McKibben and Unity College President Stephen Mulkey, has reached its most significant milestone to date. Pitzer College of Claremont, California, has announced its intention to divest from investments in fossil fuels. With an endowment valued at $125 million, Pitzer silenced critics who said that the divestment movement in...

2011-07-18 10:45:00

LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Splashlife and the Harry Potter Alliance announce the formation of the advisory panel for Imagine Better, the two-part contest that is part of Splashlife's Planet Renew campaign to promote environmental awareness. The contests encourage young people to provide ideas about how to combat the climate crisis and art that celebrates environmental sustainability. Winners receive $1,000 plus feedback from our luminous advisory panel that now includes...

2010-10-08 20:07:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 7,000 events are planned in 188 countries for this Sunday's Global Work Party, a day of action coordinated by 350.org to push politicians to take action on climate change. There are more than 400 work parties planned across California, a broad show of support for clean energy solutions in advance of a contentious election. "Politicians may still be debating climate change, but citizens are getting to work solving it," said Bill McKibben, renowned...

2010-09-01 10:58:00

UNITY, Maine, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fresh from being named to the list of "greenest" colleges in the United States by The Princeton Review, Unity College will send a team on a solar road trip to the White House with environmental author and activist Bill McKibben. The objective of the road trip is to raise awareness of the potential that solar power has to reindustrialize America, address Global Warming, and create new industries. On Tuesday, September 7, McKibben will join...


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