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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1 of only 3 institutions of higher education to earn a STARS Platinum rating

 

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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 Energy

 

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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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In September 2017, UNH became one of only three institutions of higher education to earn 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

  • Innovating Campus Sustainability
    October 11th, 2019
    Alley Leach and Jenn Andrews from UNH Sustainability Institute hold their UNH Innovator of the Year trophy Jennifer Andrews ’02, ’08G and Allison Leach ’18G of the UNH Sustainaibility Institute (UNHSI) have been named the 2019 J. Brent Loy Innovators of the Year.
  • Winter Is Coming. Or Is It?
    October 3rd, 2019
    Snowy trail in a northern forest “Winter is coming,” the saying goes. But is it? New research from UNH has found clear signs of a decline in frost days, snow covered days and other indicators of winter that could have lasting impacts on ecosystems, water supplies, the economy, tourism and human health. “Winter conditions are changing more rapidly than any other season and it could have serious implications,” says Alexandra Contosta, research assistant professor at UNH’s Earth Systems Research Center. “Whether precipitation falls as snow or rain makes a big difference, whether you’re talking about a forest stream, a snowshoe hare or even a skier.” “Whether precipitation falls as snow or rain makes a big difference, whether you’re talking about a forest stream, a snowshoe hare or even a skier.” In their study, recently...
  • Coming Full Circle
    September 23rd, 2019
    UNH's Nancy Kinner "Neither of my parents went to college, but they were insistent on two things: You were going to go to college ... You better like what you do...”

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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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