Sustainability

Landscape view of forest with mountains in distance

Woodland Woes

New England has been losing forestland to development at a rate of 65 acres per day, according to report co-authored by John Aber. Read More

Recent Stories

  • abstract sustainability illustration of leaves, eyes, bugs and part of an institution
    - Blue and White and Green All Over
    Take a walk through campus and it’s easy to get lost in UNH’s natural beauty. Tree-lined sidewalks border burbling streams and wander over gently rolling hills and past jutting... Read More
  • an illustration of corn plants growing out of the earth and a plate of food
    - Farm to Future
    When Sarah Jacobson ’07, ’12G returned to UNH in 2009 for a graduate degree in nutrition, she knew she also wanted a more holistic view of food. “The ecogastronomy program really... Read More
  • illustration of trees, people, a rainbow, buildings, rain, clouds, and technology on top of a globe with eyes
    - New Angles on Old Problems
    Tom Haines was in his basement, waiting for a technician to finish hooking up a natural gas line. “The technician is telling me, ‘Oh, natural gas is great, it’s so fuel efficient... Read More
  • illustration of buildings against a green circular background
    - A Carbon-Neutral Future
    Ask Cameron Wake to describe UNH’s response to reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) and one word comes to mind: aggressive. WildCAP, the university’s climate action plan, is “... Read More
  • UNH student Kathryn Bennett ’18
    - Starting Somewhere
    For Kathryn Bennett ’18, a student in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, an interest in sustainability began at a young age. “I have always been passionate about... Read More
  • illustration of a person presenting research
    - People Power
    Former UNH provost John Aber is a world-renowned expert in natural resources and the environment who today concentrates most of his research in the area of sustainable ecosystem... Read More
  • Kristin Duisberg visiting some cows at the UNH organic dairy
    - In This Issue...
    When I started working at UNH in October 2008, there were two high-profile topics I recall as taking up many staff writers’ time. One was the installment of a then brand-new... Read More
  • pink and red illustration of an invasive seaweed
    - Red Alert
    Walk along a beach in New England, and chances are you’ll encounter piles of fine red seaweed washed up in drifts at the waterline. While it may look harmless enough, the fiber-... Read More
  • UNH art history graduate Corinne Long '12 restoring a mural in Hamilton Smith Hall at UNH
    - A Fine Restoration
    Conservationists, including art history graduate Corrine Long '12, are restoring WPA-era murals in Hamilton Smith Hall.  Read More
  • US Rep. Carol Shea-Porter at the Shoals Marine Lab
    - Congresswoman Visits Ocean Classroom
    Jennifer Seavey (r), executive director of the Shoals Marine Laboratory on Appledore Island, describes research underway on the island to U.S. Rep. Carol Shea–Porter (third from... Read More