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. Continue reading “Unity College Board of Trustees votes to divest from fossil fuels”
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education is holding its annual meeting in the City of Angels this week. Jesse Pyles and I flew out to represent Unity College, and to network with principals from other institutions that share the goal of bringing sustainability to higher education. Without too much hubris, I believe that Jesse and I make a good team. He brings an understanding of state of the art operational sustainability, while I am an advocate for the integration of Sustainability Science throughout the curriculum. Jesse’s workshop for other sustainability coordinators was well attended and a smashing success. You may not know it, but Jesse is a rockstar among his peers.
In contrast, it seems that I have a steeper hill to climb. Continue reading “Report from the sustainability meetings in LA: Why sustainability is THE mission”
From Stephen Mulkey, PhD, president, Unity College
It seems to be unusual for a college president to step into what appears to be a political event such as the Tar Sands Action that will take place on 6 November. Indeed, some of my colleagues at other institutions think that I must be quite mad to join the group that will circle the White House. As president of Unity College, a liberal arts institution with an environmental mission and a history of activism, it is not only appropriate, but also quite necessary for me to make my voice heard. Continue reading “A time for courage and action”