detail of grapes on the vine at UNH Woodman Farm


STARS Platinum - the highest
rating for sustainability


We self-generate 100% of our energy use



State’s only 4 star Certified Green Restaurants® (we have 2)

STARS Platinum seal

UNH Rated Top 5 Out of Nearly 700 Schools
for Sustainability Practices

In fall 2021, UNH achieved a renewed STARS Platinum rating from
the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE),
one of only a handful of schools in the nation to achieve this 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 Dual Major

UNH is one of the only universities in the country to offer a Sustainability Dual Major – a unique and powerful experience to better understand any discipline through the lens of sustainability. It’s an innovative pathway to combine your disciplinary education with the interdisciplinary skills and knowledge needed to create a more sustainable futureLearn More

Sustainability News & Headlines


Ju-Chin Huang sits by a window inside her office.

Pioneering the Valuation of Priceless Environmental Goods

Pioneering the Valuation of Priceless Environmental Goods

Ju-Chin Huang honored with Sustainability Lifetime Achievement Award

Alumni award recipients at the Sustainability Awards

UNH Honors Sustainability Champions at Third Annual Award Event

UNH Honors Sustainability Champions at Third Annual Award Event

Alumni, students, faculty and staff recognized for their achievements

Students on a site visit to the Wolfe's Neck Center

UNH Sustainability Tool SIMAP Upgraded to Calculate Scope 3 Emissions

UNH Sustainability Tool SIMAP Upgraded to Calculate Scope 3 Emissions

Category can account for more than half of an organization's carbon footprint

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Sustainability Events

  • October

    Dismantling to Build a More Inclusive and Thriving Workforce

    12:40pm - 2:00pm, October 17, 202312:40 - 2 p.m.REGISTER TO ATTENDDismantling to Build a More Inclusive & Thriving Workforce How do we remove some of the systemic barriers to employment for those formerly incarcerated or who’ve struggled with substance abuse, and provide access and pathways to decent careers? In this discussion, our speakers will share personal experiences and will address how their organizations practice open hiring, support employees, and build thriving companies. We'll...
  • October

    Semester in the City Open House in Boston

    Semester in the City Open House in Boston 8:30am - 7:00pm, Come with us to learn about interning and living in BOSTON sometime during your time at UNH. Register for the Semester in the City (SITC) Open House and find out how SITC can help you discover your passions, gain skills, and confidence, and try city living!8:30am-7pm – FREE train ride and lunch; bring a friend!Quick Facts & Perks about Semester in the City:Costs the same as (or LESS than) a semester on campus (and financial aid applies!)Earn 16 credits (stay on track to g...
  • October

    International Changemaker Grant Info-session

    International Changemaker Grant Info-session 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Drop in to learn how you can get funding cover the costs of travel, housing and other incidentals up to $10,000 and address sustainability challenges! You'll have a chance to meet our international partners to hear about available projects and get your questions answered.A partnership between the Changemaker Collaborative at the UNH Sustainability Institute and UNH Global, the International Changemaker Grant enables UNH students to bring their knowledge, enthusiasm and expert...
  • November

    Social Venture Innovation Challenge Entries Due

    Test out your wildly creative idea to solve ANY sustainability problem and enter it into the SVIC idea competition! This is an IDEA competition – no detailed business plans or financials needed. And there’s plenty of support to get your entry ready. Win cash, network with professionals, and test the waters of solving sustainability problems. Enter by noon on Nov. 13th.To enter contestants:1.     identify a sustainability problem anywhere (using the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals as a fra...
  • November

    Sustainability Fellowship Info-session

    2:00pm - 3:00pm, Join us online to learn how you can be a PAID summer 2024 Sustainability Fellow! Ready for real-world experience but not sure your field of study connects with sustainability? We define sustainability broadly – as framed by the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Each summer, our Sustainability Fellows undertake challenging sustainability projects that are designed to create an immediate impact, offer an extraordinary learning experience, and foster meaningful collaboration....
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    Sustainability Virtual Tour

    UNH is a leader in sustainability. Learn how we infuse sustainability in the daily operations of our campus and how we inspire, train and support the next generation of changemakers.

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    UNH Land Acknowledgement

    As a public land-, sea- and space-grant institution, UNH has been dedicated to the public good for over 150 years. Sustainability, the collective commitment to human dignity for all people and ecological integrity in all places, is fundamental to the public good and is a core UNH value.

    Developed by a committee and approved by Tribal Elders, the committee built this acknowledgement with six guiding principles/critical elements.
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