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STARS Platinum - the highest
rating for sustainability


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Main campus powered by 100% renewable electricity


 

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State's only 3-star green certified
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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 nine 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 future. Learn More

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Student Education
& Engagement

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Campus Initiatives
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Research
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Community Engagement
 
Sustainability News & Headlines

 

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Sustainability Award Nominations Open

Sustainability Award Nominations Open

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E&E News: Dems' spending bill taps small banks for climate justice

E&E News: Dems' spending bill taps small banks for climate justice

Eric Hangen & Neda Arabshahi

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Still Seeing STARS

Still Seeing STARS

UNH again earns highest national rating for sustainability

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Sustainability Events

  • January
    18

    UNH Sustainability Awards Nominations Deadline

    Sustainability at UNH is a university-wide endeavor. Broadly, sustainability balances environmental stewardship, social well-being, and economic vitality to meet our present needs, while ensuring the ability of future generations to meet their needs.  The annual UNH Sustainability Awards program celebrates and incentivizes individuals and teams doing important sustainability research, curriculum development and teaching, campus initiatives and culture, and external engagement work across and ...
  • January
    25

    Discover the Carsey School-National Development Council Education Award

    Discover the Carsey School-National Development Council Education Award 12:30pm - 1:00pm, Discover the Carsey School-National Development Council Education Award The National Development Council (NDC) is one of the most comprehensive community and economic development nonprofits in the United States. Through a unique education partnership, graduates of the NDC’s Professional Certification program can receive up to 6 graduate-level credits (2 courses) toward the Carsey School’s Master in Community Development (MCD) program. Plus, Carsey MCD students are eligible ...
  • February
    4

    Summer Sustainability Fellowship Info-Session

    Summer Sustainability Fellowship Info-Session 2:00pm - 3:00pm, Ready to build your skills, networks and confidence to lead as a sustainability leader?  Join us online to get your questions answered and hear about the summer 2022 Sustainability Fellowship! A paid opportunity, the Fellowship pairs exceptional undergraduate and graduate students from UNH and universities across the country with municipal, educational, corporate, and non-profit partners in New England to work on transformative sustainability initiatives. Each summer, Fellows...
  • February
    10

    How Purposeful Business Creates Competitive Advantage & Changes the World

    How Purposeful Business Creates Competitive Advantage & Changes the World 12:30pm - 2:00pm, Join us for an engaging lunchtime webinar moderated by author Andre Beaupre '75 (communication), co-founder of Soulful Advantage and UNH Sustainability Advisory Board Member. Unlike other purpose-focused books that spotlight large consumer companies and brands (think Ben & Jerry’s, Microsoft, Toms, Starbucks, IKEA, Unilever, Patagonia, Disney, Dove, Google, etc.), The Purposeful Nine and Soulful Advantage introduces a fresh group of highly successful, yet largely under t...
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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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