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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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Still Seeing STARS

Still Seeing STARS

UNH again earns highest national rating for sustainability

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Sustainable Recognition

Sustainable Recognition

Sustainable Recognition

UNH again earns spot on Green College Honor Roll

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Inspired to make an impact

Inspired to make an impact

Harris engages in sustainability practices through internship

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Sustainability Events

  • December
    2

    NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge: Final Round Presentations

    NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge: Final Round Presentations 9:00am - 11:15am, Nine student finalist teams are moving on to the Final Round of the NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge! Join us to watch team pitch their ideas to a panel of distinguished judges. Plus, vote for your favorite team in the Audience Choice Awards!Join us immediately following the Social Venture Innovation Challenge Final Round presentations for the Keynote and awarding of the 2021 Social Innovator of the Year Award. Registration required.Brought to you by UNH’s Changemaker ...
  • December
    2

    Social Innovator of the Year Keynote, Social Venture Innovation Challenge Awards

    Social Innovator of the Year Keynote, Social Venture Innovation Challenge Awards 12:30pm - 2:00pm, Keynote: Bridging the Resource Gap for Entrepreneurs to Transform America’s Most Inequitable SystemImmediately followed by the NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge AwardsFeaturing: Tulaine MontgomeryCo-CEO of New ProfitTulaine embodies the ideals of social innovation and effective systems change, especially relevant at this transformational moment in the world. She will discuss her work at New Profit to transform America’s most inequitable systems by identifying and suppor...
  • December
    7

    Community of Learning: Racial Equity, Info-Session for Faculty & Staff

    3:00pm - 4:00pm, Join this info-session to learn about this program. Open to all UNH faculty and staff interested in building skill and will to engage others around sustainability and racial equity work on campus. In spring 2021, offered in partnership with the Office of Community, Equity, more than 70 UNH staff and faculty participated in this new peer-to-peer outreach program to deepen understanding of social justice in the context of our regional food systems. Learn how you can engage in s...
  • December
    8

    B Impact Clinic Showcase

    B Impact Clinic Showcase 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Join this fun and interactive event to see the B Impact Clinic student teams present reflections on their work to help our partner organizations complete the B Impact Assessment in order to improve their social and environmental impact and stick around for the Regional B Corp Networking Event.  Register in advance: https://unh.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpcu6rpjopH93o9QZo3iqbv766qERq0ACR 
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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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