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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Education

Address critical questions in highly collaborative and creative ways

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Research

Research

Further sustainability science, scholarship, and creativity

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Practice

Advance how higher education practices sustainability

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Opportunities

Opportunities

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.

Learn more about UNH's Pathway to Platinum

Sustainability News

  • So Much To Do, So Little Time
    August 9th, 2019
    So Much To Do, So Little Time UNH master's student relies on graduate student resources to finish his thesis.
  • Informing Arsenic Policy With Research
    August 5th, 2019
    Filling a plastic cup with drinking water at a fountain Research from a team of economics researchers from UNH helped New Hampshire pass lower limits for arsenic in municipal drinking water.
  • When Fracking Meets Hiking
    July 31st, 2019
    Fracking site shot from above in mountains of rural Pennsylvania Nearly a quarter of outdoor recreationists in Pennsylvania have encountered shale natural gas energy development, leading some of them to change their plans, new UNH research found.

Sustainability Events

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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