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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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

  • Seeing STARS for Waste Reduction and Recycling
    February 12th, 2020
    Jonathan Gagne' 19 When Jonathan Gagne ‘19 began his undergraduate degree, he was interested in business and nature. He stumbled upon a degree in environmental and resource economics and knew this program, and UNH, was for him. He added a dual major in ecogastronomy after attending a guest lecture. “I was always interested in food and the lecture inspired me to learn more. I became fascinated by the power of agriculture and global food systems,” Gagne says. His studies took him to Italy and when he returned the spring of his junior year, he began to think about planning for his future career.  “I always worked, but never had an internship and I knew the experience would be helpful when applying for a full-time job. I was in an art history class and saw a notice on the board for UNH’s Social Innovation...
  • What’s the Buzz?
    January 27th, 2020
    Close-up image of North American carpenter bee on black background A new study looks at the "almost-social" North American carpenter bee to better understand how honeybees evolved such complex social lives.
  • 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, New Hampshire, the property also includes a restored farmhouse built in the 1860s that can be rented nightly through...

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Faces of Sustainability

UNH Sustainability Faces: Katie Bennett

Katie Bennett

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Tejas Moses

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UNH Sustainability Faces: Jennifer Jacobs

Jennifer Jacobs

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