detail of grapes on the vine at UNH Woodman Farm


STARS Platinum - the highest
rating for sustainability


Main campus powered by 100% renewable electricity



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

A top-rated sustainability institution.

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.

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

student at Woodman Farm

Student Education
& Engagement

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Campus Initiatives
unh research vessel
student at UNH Woodman Farm
Community Engagement

STARS Platinum Status

UNH holds 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.

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Sustainability News & Headlines


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Sustainably Cool

Sustainably Cool

Sierra Club ranks UNH ninth among "Coolest Schools of 2021"

Sunlight through a tree branch on the UNH campus in Durham, NH

Committee on Investor Responsibility

Committee on Investor Responsibility

Campus at sunset

Nominations Open for New Sustainability Awards

Nominations Open for New Sustainability Awards

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Sustainability Events

  • October

    Semester in the City: Spring 2022 Applications Priority Deadline

    Semester in the City: Spring 2022 Applications Priority Deadline Priority applications due to apply for Semester in the City! One application, two opportunities – spend the spring in Boston or right here at UNH, Durham!@BOSTON:Live and intern in Boston with a mission-driven organization in the fall! You'll work with a dedicated mentor, earn a full semester of credit, build your network and career-skills and make a difference in the community!@UNH:Make a difference on campus with SITC @ UNH! Get the same great benefits of the Boston-based program and intern...
  • October

    Semester in the City: Open House

    Semester in the City: Open House 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Join us online to hear from current Semester in the City (SITC) students, who are living and interning in Boston, while earning 16 credits for the same (or less!) cost of a semester at UNH. Learn all about the Semester in the City program. You’ll also hear about the SITC @ UNH program, where students get the same great benefits of the Boston-based program, but live on the UNH campus, interning with a UNH department to work on strategic sustainability projects (social, economi...
  • October

    The Master in Community Development for Working Professionals: Alumni Interview

    The Master in Community Development for Working Professionals: Alumni Interview 12:30pm - 1:00pm, The Master in Community Development for Working Professionals: Alumni Interview Join Michael Swack, Director of the Master in Community Development (MCD) program, for a conversation about this highly versatile, entirely online master’s degree and to meet a current student. Michael will discuss the experiential components of the MCD program, including the capstone project, as well as financial aid, scholarships, and education awards available to students within the program.T...
  • October

    Changemaker Speaker Series

    Changemaker Speaker Series 12:30pm - 2:00pm, Building a Sustainable Food System Through Democratic Empowerment and Enlightened LeadershipHow do we build a powerful food movement that democratically transforms our world’s food system so that it is sustainable, just, and resilient? This panel will feature food system thought leaders and pioneers who are leading by example through a shared set of sustainability values around collaboration and trust, democratic empowerment, racial equity and dignity for all.We are delighte...
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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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