Unity College to Host Imagine Unity Slam for the Future, April 26

By Unity College | Apr 18, 2014

Unity, Maine – The first college in the nation to divest from investments in fossil fuels and adopt sustainability science as a focus for teaching and learning, will host Imagine Unity Slam for the Future, an Earth Week Poetry Slam, on April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center.  Unity College is located at 90 Quaker Hill Road, Unity, Maine. 
     Poets from across the United States will compete for prizes totaling $1,000.
     The poetry slam is the second time in Maine poetry slam history that poets will compete for a large cash prize.  There are many poets from diverse backgrounds who are pre-registered, representing people from a variety of ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.
     At the slam, artists who have never read will offer their work alongside poets who already have national and international competition experience.
    The event will include 1, 2, and 3-minute poetry rounds for all ages. Competitors may pre-register by e-mail at tnsmith09@gmail.com.
     Known as America’s Environmental College, Unity College is hosting a full slate of Earth Week events at various locations on its campus located from April 14 to the Poetry Slam.  A full listing of events is available online at www.unity.edu.
     In recent years Unity College has gained national attention for a variety of achievements including its focus on sustainability science, the vanguard in the fight for the mitigation of global climate change.  Other ground-breaking “green” innovations include the award-winning TerraHaus, the first student residence on a college or university campus built to the Passive House standard, the most energy efficient building standard in the world, and its first-in-the-nation decision to divest from investments in fossil fuels, igniting a growing national movement in higher education.
     Through the framework of sustainability science, Unity College provides a liberal arts education that emphasizes the environment and natural resources.  Through experiential and collaborative learning, our graduates emerge as responsible citizens, environmental stewards, and visionary leaders.

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