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STARS Platinum - the highest
rating for sustainability


Renewable 

Powered by renewable landfill gas and small NH hydro


 

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State's only 3-star green certified
restaurant (we have 3)


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

 

Sustainability Institute Celebrates 25 Years

Sustainability Institute Celebrates 25 Years

Sustainability Institute Celebrates 25 Years

First initiative of its kind in the U.S. helped UNH become national leader

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Students presenting on stage

Tackling the Challenge

Tackling the Challenge

Student sustainability solutions celebrated at Social Venture Innovation Challenge

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Thompson Hall

On a Mission

On a Mission

Alumnus Alex Freid named UNH Social Innovator of the Year

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Sustainability Events

  • February
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    Graduate Research Sustainability Workshop

    Graduate Research Sustainability Workshop 9:00am - 11:00am, Doing research that will make an impact? Does it address any aspect of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals? Join us to explore how your research relates to the complexity and breadth of sustainability. Open to all disciplines, this 2-hour workshop will help you learn how to enhance your specific research project by framing it through a sustainability lens. Participants will be invited to apply for a series of coaching sessions to get you equipped to present in the spring...
  • February
    10

    Sustainability Fellowship Applications Due

    Sustainability Fellowship Applications Due The Sustainability Fellowship program invites students from ALL majors and graduate programs (and recent grads!) to apply for a paid, life changing experience in summer 2023. Each of our host partners has designed a strategic sustainability project that will make real impact – for the environment, social justice and equity, climate change, and more. And you'll be part of a cohort, making connections and building your network.  Read and review all of our host organizations’ project description...
  • February
    15

    Sustainable Investing Webinar

    Sustainable Investing Webinar 12:00pm - 1:00pm, How we invest our money can be even more powerful than the products we choose to buy in shaping a sustainable future. Sustainable investing, where investors combine traditional investment approaches with environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) insights, has seen substantial growth over the last few years, now accounting for over 35% of professionally managed assets around the globe. Investors are choosing to align their portfolios with a sustainable future by s...
  • February
    16

    A Clean Energy for NH: How do we make the necessary transition?

    A Clean Energy for NH: How do we make the necessary transition? 12:30pm - 2:00pm, Addressing the climate crisis at the scale and urgency required necessitates a decline in greenhouse gas emissions through a significant transition to electrification.202fDecarbonizing our economy requires202fa 3x increase in electricity generation and transmission, which has202fmajor implications for investment in202finfrastructure and for the role of202fpublic utility companies, other businesses and lawmakers.202f  Guest speakers: Sam Evans-Brown, Executive Director, Clean...
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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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