UNH Launches "Discover(ing) Sustainability" Blog
Media Contact:  Beth Potier
UNH Media Relations
April 10, 2008

Reporters and editors: Sara Cleaves, associate director of UNH's Office of Sustainability, can be reached at 603-862-0172 or sara.cleaves@unh.edu. Go to the blog at http://discoversustainability.org

DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire, recognized as a higher education leader in sustainability, is taking its ideas to the blogosphere. The new blog discoversustainability.org, launched recently by the University Office of Sustainability, aims to share UNH's commitment to being a sustainable learning community while helping readers discover how sustainability connects us all.

"The blog title - "Discover(ing) Sustainability" - says it all," says Sara Cleaves, associate director of the University Office of Sustainability (UOS) and one of the blog's authors. "We see sustainability as seeing things whole and acting accordingly. It's highly interdisciplinary and relies on connections and conversation, all of which we hope to foster with this blog."

Currently authored by several UOS and communications staff at UNH, Discover(ing) Sustainability will seek voices from around the university, including students, researchers, and administrators. Recent posts have highlighted a "green cuisine" gourmet dinner at UNH, research related to climate change and clean water, and a recent award to UNH's Wildcat Transit. The blog also brings sustainability trends in higher education and in the news media to light.

Visit the blog at http://discoversustainability.org.

UNH, home of the nation's first endowed office of sustainability in higher education, is a leader in conserving energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and integrating sustainability throughout its curricula, operations, research, and engagement efforts. Committed to being a climate protection campus that pursues a sustainable energy future through emissions reduction policies, practices, research, and education, UNH has earned several awards for its sustainability initiatives, which range from composting and supporting local, sustainable agriculture to using compressed natural gas and biodiesel-powered vehicles, and being the first in the nation to receive an EPA Energy Star building rating for residence halls. Discover the sustainable learning community at UNH at www.sustainableunh.unh.edu.



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