Report from the sustainability meetings in LA: Why sustainability is THE mission

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”

A time for courage and action

Stephen Mulkey

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”