Unity College Ready for the ‘2nd Annual Cardboard Kayak Race’
Unity College was the very first school in the nation to divest from investments in fossil fuels and adopt sustainability science as a focus for teaching and learning. Tomorrow (May 2) they celebrate with a special event.
A dozen teams of four individuals will participate in the ‘2nd Annual Unity College Cardboard Kayak Race.’ It was originally scheduled for Earth Week in April, but unfortunately it was too cold!
Teams will converge on the campus of Unity College at 2 pm to construct their competitive kayaks. A live band will perform while teams work on their crafts. At 3:15 pm, teams will carry their cardboard kayaks to the pond for the competition, which will begin at 3:30 pm.
According to Mark Tardif, the Associate Director of Media Relations at Unity College, the ‘2nd Annual Unity College Cardboard Kayak Race’ “is a reminder of the need to recycle and creative activities that may be pursued when thinking in an eco-friendly way.”
The event is free and open to the general public. The pond to be used in the competition is adjacent to the Maintenance building and farm on the campus off Quaker Hill Road in Unity.