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.

Learn more about UNH's Pathway to Platinum

Sustainability News

  • Seeing The Big Picture
    December 6th, 2019
    Dan Birhstihl ’178with Extension field specialists Jeremy DeLisle and Elaina Enzien. Husband and wife team Dan Lagueux and Valerie Vanasse opened New England’s Tap House Grille in 2013 to serve from-scratch meals and local craft beer. After just a few years of making hand-pressed burgers, wood-fired pizza and a rotating selection of seafood specials, they wanted a more controlled production of fresh produce for their dishes. Enter Hip Peas Farm, the duo’s holistic, sustainable venture that supplies the tap house with a variety of fruits and vegetables including spring and salad mixes, microgreens, swiss chard, arugula, baby kale, tomatoes, squashes, strawberries and (of course) pea tendrils. Set on 5 1/2 acres alongside the Merrimack River in Hooksett, the property also includes a restored farmhouse built in the 1860s that can be rented nightly through Airbnb. They intend...
  • Why Coastal Storms Are A Threat To Tourism (WGBH)
    December 4th, 2019
    Meghan Howey and students working along Great Bay Professor Meghan Howey discusses sea level rise and disappearing NH history.
  • 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.

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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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