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2014-09-12 20:20:29

UNITY, Maine, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A contingent from the first institution of higher education in America to divest from investments in fossil fuels will be noteworthy participants in the largest climate march in history. At the People's Climate March on September 21 in New York City, Unity College faculty, staff and students will share their perspectives, witness their own personal struggles to address global climate change, and provide details about a new path...

2014-09-11 16:22:09

UNITY, Maine, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite overwhelming scientific evidence supporting the existence of human caused climate change, some still vehemently deny its existence. In 2013, a Pew study that was cited by national media revealed that only 1 in 4 Americans see global warming as a threat. The reasons why are complex and varied, but with the right approach, should not prove to be insurmountable. Climate change will be front-and-center at the forthcoming...

2014-09-10 20:21:15

UNITY, Maine, Sept.10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It is not too late to salvage a livable planet. "Because environmental change will be the dominant theme of the coming decades, I believe that this century will come to be known as the Environmental Century," Unity College President Stephen Mulkey told incoming students during opening convocation on August 23. "This is a watershed moment for our species, and it could turn out to be our finest hour." The next generation will...

2014-08-05 23:01:10

A $20 million National Science Foundation EPSCoR grant will establish a Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) program in Maine. The multi-institutional, public-private partnership led by UMaine, in collaboration with the University of New England and other institutions in Maine, will use the state's 3,500-mile coastline as a living laboratory to study physical oceanography, biophysical, biogeochemical, socioeconomic and policy interactions that have local, bioregional,...

2014-06-09 20:21:21

UNITY, Maine, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The environmental college President whose vision helped ignite a growing national divestment movement sees education reform coupled with sustainability science as central to salvaging a livable planet. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140609/116295 In a Yale Environment 360 interview, Unity College President Stephen Mulkey, the climate scientist whose vision helped ignite the divestment movement for fossil fuels investments...

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...

2014-04-09 16:22:42

UNITY, Maine, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Céline Cousteau, a young luminary of nature documentary filmmaking and conservation advocacy, will serve as Unity College's 2014 commencement speaker. Commencement exercises will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, in Tozier Gymnasium on the campus of Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Road, Unity, Maine. Cousteau holds a personal affinity for Unity College's environmental mission and focus on sustainability science, the...

2014-01-29 20:21:42

UNITY, Maine, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frankenstein's monster lives! ... or at least something very closely related. A real life approximation of the fabled monster has been taken from the woods of Maine and other locations across the state. This creature being studied at Unity College can lay parched and dormant for years, only to be brought back to life with a single drop of water. Tardigrades are tiny organisms that can thrive in some of the most hostile...


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