Sustainability at UNH is a university-wide endeavor. We’re all stewards of sustainability through our collective action. We can balance the values of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic vitality to meet our present needs and ensure the ability of future generations will meet their needs. Engage with UNH’s sustainable learning community today.

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Platinum
Top Rating for Sustainability

 

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First Endowed Institute for Sustainability at a University in the U.S.

 

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Main Campus Powered by 100% Renewable Electricity

 

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First Organic Dairy Research Farm 

 

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Largest and Greenest Public Transit Provider in NH

 

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Only 3-Star Green Certified Restaurants in NH (we have 3!)
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Research

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Practice

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Opportunities

Opportunities

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UNH holds a STARS Platinum rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). This recognition places us at the highest level of sustainability performance among colleges and universities. UNH’s Platinum rating was made possible through a long-term, concerted, and university-wide effort that engaged faculty, staff, and students.

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Sustainability News

  • The Cost of Clean Air
    July 2nd, 2020
    Paul College Professor of Economics Ju-Chin Huang How can you put a price tag on the benefits of cleaning up the air, shoring up diminishing water supplies, or producing less garbage?
  • Fisheries Funding
    June 16th, 2020
    Lumpfish in water With new NOAA grants, UNH marine research aims to bring better, more sustainable seafood to the table.
  • Mind the (Data) Gaps
    June 15th, 2020
    Researchers bent over soil sample on small boardwalk over a fen Gaps in available data impede our understanding of heavy metals in Alaskan soils that can harm human health, a team of UNH researchers have found.

Sustainability Events

Faces of Sustainability

UNH Sustainability Faces: Katie Bennett

Katie Bennett

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UNH Sustainability Faces: Tejas Moses

Tejas Moses

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UNH Sustainability Faces: Jennifer Jacobs

Jennifer Jacobs

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