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Building on Your Institutional Strengths to Reduce Food Waste

  • Unity College (ME)

Unity College had a small scale limited food waste collection system in the dining halls on campus. By working with a local partner, the food waste that could be collected ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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From the 3Es to the SDGs: Updating Sustainability Frameworks Used as Educational Tools

  • Ramapo College of New Jersey (NJ)
  • Swarthmore College (PA)
  • Unity College (ME)

With the 2015 announcement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda, the Paris Climate Agreement, and the multitude of research projects, policies, and frameworks of Sustainable ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Sustainability in the C-Suite: Preliminary Study Results

  • Swarthmore College (PA)
  • Unity College (ME)
  • GreenerU (MA)
  • Koya Leadership Partners (DC)

Sustainability can be a strategic driver when the function is included at the highest level of an organization. What are the most innovative leaders in higher education, business, and government ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Investment and Divestment: Making Sustainable Choices with Campus Endowment

  • Unity College (ME)
  • Responsible Endowments Coalition (PA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • 350.org (NY)

You've read about it in the news and have maybe even participated in the discussion or campaign on your campus -- divesting the campus endowment from fossil fuel resources is ...

  • Posted April 3, 2018
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MS in Sustainable Natural Resource Management

  • Unity College (ME)

This online master’s degree in Sustainable Natural Resource Management uses a transdisciplinary process for understanding and managing the natural world. Important factors impacting natural communities include climate change and ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2018
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MS in Sustainability Science

  • Unity College (ME)

Sustainability science is a problem-based, solution-oriented framework for creating a resilient civilization. The framework combines technical sustainability with skills based in the social sciences and humanities to create effective change ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2018
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Ecology Minor

  • Unity College (ME)

The ecology minor is intended to compliment other environmental majors and help students develop the skills to use ecological science to address a wide range of environmental issues.

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2018
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Environmental Interpretation & Education Minor

  • Unity College (ME)

The environmental interpretation and education minor offers students the opportunity to explore the fields of formal and non-informal learning environments, how people learn, the needs of diverse audiences and the ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2018
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Sustainable Forest Management Minor

  • Unity College (ME)

The Sustainable Forest Management minor offers students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills to measure and assess forest and other natural resources in order to understand the ecology ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2018
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Environmental Policy, Law, and Society (BS)

  • Unity College (ME)

The Environmental Policy, Law, and Society program is designed to give students tools and knowledge needed to improve the environmental health of both humans and the natural world through wise ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2018
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Sustainable Energy Management (BS)

  • Unity College (ME)

This program allows students to develop their talents and skills as applied scientists, entrepreneurs, business managers, and planners in the fields of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and related responses to ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2018
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Accelerating Sustainability Integration through Strategic Leadership

  • Denison University (OH)
  • Swarthmore College (PA)
  • Unity College (ME)
  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (TX)

Positioning the institution's highest-ranking sustainability professional within an executive level leadership team is essential for advancing institutional strategy and readiness for change. C-suite sustainability provides transformational leadership that is ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Professional Science: Environmental Geographic Information Science

  • Unity College (ME)

Often, environmental scientists can analyze and interpret environmental data while GIS scientists can manage and manipulate data. Unity College’s 100% online GIS degree, the Master’s in Professional Science ...

  • Posted Aug. 2, 2017
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Students see promise in careers in the business of sustainability

  • Colby College (ME)
  • College of the Atlantic (ME)
  • Unity College (ME)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) (PA)

Two small, isolated Maine colleges that focus on sustainability and the environment know they aren’t for everyone.

Students have to work in the local community, where they experience the ...

  • Posted April 20, 2017
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Energy Efficient Residence Hall

  • Unity College (ME)

Unity College completed a new two-story, 18,200-square-foot, 76-bed residence hall in August 2016. The ADA-compliant building houses incoming freshmen and features multiple common spaces for group studying, private bathrooms ...

  • Posted Sept. 23, 2016
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Unity College Students at the People's Climate March

  • Unity College (ME)

Unity College students participate in the People's Climate March. Unity College was the first to divest its endowment from fossil fuels.

  • Posted Sept. 23, 2016
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MS in Professional Science

  • Unity College (ME)

Learning to navigate the unpredictable waves of our globalized society places a pivotal degree of responsibility on aspiring leaders to develop skills necessary to be effective change agents. At America ...

  • Posted July 26, 2016
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Sustainability Programming is an Ethical Obligation for Higher Education in the Environmental Century

  • Unity College (ME)

Development of a sustainable relationship with our natural resources is an imperative for any meaningful quality of life as climate change poses the ultimate test of our adaptability as a ...


Transforming US higher education to support sustainability science for a resilient future: the influence of institutional administrative organization

  • Unity College (ME)

Interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability (IES) academic programs have an important and distinctive role in education for sustainability: preparing sustainability-oriented problem solvers who work at the science–policy, science–management, and ...


Interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability education: islands of progress in a sea of dysfunction

  • Brown University (RI)
  • Unity College (ME)

This essay describes the inequity faced by most interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability (IES) degree programs and the impact of that inequity on student and faculty experiences. Despite the urgent need ...


American Chestnut Partnership

  • Unity College (ME)

Unity College has partnered with the Maine Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation to help restore the iconic American Chestnut in Maine.


BA in Art and Environment

  • Unity College (ME)

The B.A. in Art and Environment at Unity College enables students to study studio art within the context of environmental education. Through an environmental art apprenticeship program, students have ...

  • Posted April 12, 2016
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Dr. Stephen Mulkey Presents AASHE 2015 Opening Keynote Address

  • Unity College (ME)
  • AASHE (PA)

Dr. Mulkey has been the president at Unity College for more than four years ago. As president, he is a champion of sustainability science, which he sees as the defining ...

  • Posted March 3, 2016
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Fossil Fuel Divestment: A Growing Student-led Movement for Climate Justice

  • Brandeis University (MA)
  • Unity College (ME)
  • Responsible Endowments Coalition (PA)
  • Green Century Capital Management (WI)

Launched on just a handful of campuses in 2011, the Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign has expanded exponentially in just a few short months - escalating the demand for bold climate action ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Divestment: Successful Case Studies

  • College of the Atlantic (ME)
  • Unity College (ME)
  • Responsible Endowments Coalition (PA)

With active campaigns on over 250 college campuses, divestment from fossil fuels has shifted the sustainability conversation significantly over the past year, pushing the “operational boundary” for campus sustainability, and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Plenary: Organizational Leadership for Sustainability Education

  • Unity College (ME)

As president of Unity College, Dr. Stephen Mulkey is a champion of sustainability science, which he sees as the defining framework for academic programming at Unity College. In just under ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Veggies For All: Campus Food Bank Farm

  • Unity College (ME)

Since 2011, our small college has been the home base for Veggies For All (VFA) – a community-scale agriculture project that works to relieve hunger by growing vegetables for those in ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Officers Workshop: Leveraging Leadership for Campus Sustainability

  • Unity College (ME)
  • Environmental Leadership Program

This workshop will focus on strengths-based leadership and systems thinking for the sustainability professional. Participants will map your own personal and professional strengths while considering how those strengths can move ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Science as Business Restart

  • Unity College (ME)

This paper and presentation explore President Stephen Mulkey's vision for organizational resilience under the banner of sustainability science. Unity College in Maine is engaged in a "business restart" that ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Officers Workshop: Leveraging Leadership for Campus Sustainability - Breakout Session 1

  • Unity College (ME)
  • Environmental Leadership Program

This workshop will focus on strengths-based leadership and systems thinking for the sustainability professional. Participants will map your own personal and professional strengths while considering how those strengths can move ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Growing Awareness: Moving Maine, Moving Planet

  • Unity College (ME)

This short film explores the connections between local agriculture and climate change solutions. Produced by Unity College students, the documentary follows locally grown pumpkins through last year's 350.org ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Living and Learning in a Passive House Residence Hall

  • Unity College (ME)

In the fall of 2011, ten students will move into a unique campus residence, TerraHaus, the first American college residence designed to meet the Passive House standard, the highest international ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Straight to the Top: Why Sustainability Officers Should Report to the President

  • Unity College (ME)

According to AASHE's 2010 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey, 28 of the 433 respondents report directly to the president at their colleges and universities. We maintain that successful sustainability ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Nine Elements of a Sustainable Campus

  • Unity College (ME)
  • Second Nature (MA)

Unity College in Maine is assessing its efforts according to President Mitchell Thomashow's Nine Elements of a Sustainable Culture - as highlighted in Kyoto Publishing's recent Climate Neutral Campus ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Perspectives on Sustainability Curricula

  • Oklahoma State University (OK)
  • Unity College (ME)
  • National Council for Science & the Environment (DC)

Interdisciplinary environmental programs have proliferated and flourished in higher educational institutions across the United States for four decades. Despite this long history and the large and growing number of programs ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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BS in Adventure-Based Environmental Education

  • Unity College (ME)

The B.S. in Adventure-Based Environmental Education at Unity College prepares students to make a real impact in education and the environment through hands-on, experiential learning. Alongside technical knowledge, students ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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BS in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Unity College (ME)

Sustainable Agriculture majors are farm-focused and community-minded. They are interested in the ways in which local farmers and food enterprises contribute to a healthy food supply-from growing crops and raising ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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BS in Sustainable Energy Management

  • Unity College (ME)

Students majoring in sustainable energy management at Unity learn practical skills based on solid general theory. They make technology, learn practical implementation, and understand related accounting for costs and benefits ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Divestment at Unity College

  • Unity College (ME)

We’ve gotten a lot of deserved attention for our recent fossil fuel divestment announcement. By now there are nearly three hundred (and climbing) divestment campaigns – mostly student-led – at colleges ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Unity House

  • Unity College (ME)
  • Thornton Tomasetti (ME)
  • Bensonwood Homes (NH)

Completed in 2008, the 1,937-square-foot, LEED Platinum Unity House is the on-campus home of Unity College's President. Unity House was designed and built with education in mind. It ...