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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Take your strengths and leadership to grow & contribute to sustainability

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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

  • Sustainability Rules
    October 19th, 2018
    UNH bus Add the Sierra Club to another ranking organization to offer praise for UNH. This one is pretty cool: the grassroots environmental group has named the university No. 2 out of 269 on its 2018 Cool Schools list. That’s a jump of 19 spots from 2017. The ranking recognizes UNH’s national leadership in sustainability and commitment to protecting the environment, addressing climate issues and encouraging environmental responsibility through such actions as using 100-percent renewable energy to power our main campus, composting 25,000 pounds of dining hall food waste each month and being the largest provider of public transit in the state.  
  • NOAA Funding to NH Sea Grant Expands Aquaculture
    October 17th, 2018
    Overhead view of aquaculture pen in ocean New Hampshire Sea Grant will receive $1.4 million from NOAA Sea Grant to expand aquaculture research in New Hampshire.
  • Winter Ticks Kill 70 Percent Moose Calves, Research Shows
    October 17th, 2018
    Emaciated moose As New England winters warm, northern New Hampshire and western Maine are seeing an increase in winter ticks, which are endangering the moose population.

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Faces of Sustainability

UNH Sustainability Faces: Katie Bennett

Katie Bennett

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UNH Sustainability Faces: Miriam Nelson

Miriam Nelson

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UNH Sustainability Faces: Alana Davidson

Alana Davidson

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