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STARS Platinum - the highest
rating for sustainability


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We self-generate 100% of our energy use


 

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The state's only 4-star Certified Green Restaurants® (we have 2)


STARS Platinum seal

UNH Prioritizes Sustainability Practices

We've been STARS Platinum rated since 2017 from
the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
It's a distinction of just a handful of universities and colleges in the nation to
achieve this highest level of sustainability performance.
Our practices, and successes, are a university-wide effort from faculty, staff, and students.


Learn more about our STARS Rating 

Sustainability Dual Major


UNH is one of the only universities in the country to offer a Sustainability Dual Major – a powerful experience to better understand any major from a sustainability perspective. Combine your education with the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to create a more sustainable futureLearn More

 
Sustainability News & Headlines

 

winter shot of campus

New Experiential Program Connects Students to Granite State Organizations

New Experiential Program Connects Students to Granite State Organizations

Participants in Semester for Impact to work on environmental and social projects

Article
Team presentation at the Social Venture Innovation Challenge

UNH Celebrates Students and Alumni at Annual Social Venture Innovation Challenge

UNH Celebrates Students and Alumni at Annual Social Venture Innovation Challenge

Paige Balcom ’16 named 2023 Social Innovator of the Year

Article
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

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Sustainability Events

  • April
    24

    URC Sustainability Research Symposium

    9 a.m. - 4 p.m., University-wide Sustainability Research SymposiumApril 24, 20249 a.m. - 4 p.m.MUB 330/332, 334/336 and 338/340 Check the website for schedule of presentationsJoin us to hear students from all disciplines present research on a broad range of sustainability challenges – addressing environmental stewardship, social well-being, and economic vitality to meet our present needs while ensuring the ability of future generations to meet their needs – addressing challenges using the fra...
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