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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
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.

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Student Education
& Engagement

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Campus Initiatives
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Research
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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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Nominations Open for New Sustainability Awards

Nominations Open for New Sustainability Awards

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Challenge Met

Challenge Met

Winners announced for proposed solutions to societal issues

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Committee on Investor Responsibility

Committee on Investor Responsibility

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Sustainability Events

  • April
    22

    University-Wide Undergraduate Sustainability Research Symposium, Part 1

    9:00am - 12:00pm, During this new Undergraduate Research Conference event, 80 UNH students will present on a wide range of sustainability research and projects with which they've been engaged. Register to join us virtually for the morning presentations. Morning session: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. oral presentationsBe sure to also join us for the afternoon session: 2 - 3:30 p.m. poster presentations 
  • April
    22

    Uncharted: Navigating to a Sustainable Future

    Uncharted: Navigating to a Sustainable Future 12:30pm - 2:00pm, A timely topic for these turbulent times! Creating a sustainable future demands navigating uncharted territory to address highly complex challenges and to work across silos and sectors to develop bold, effective, sustainable solutions. Best-selling author, entrepreneur, and CEO Margaret Heffernan will draw from her latest award-nominated book, Uncharted, which highlights people and organizations who aren’t paralyzed and daunted by uncertainty. Session will include Heffernan’...
  • April
    22

    University-Wide Undergraduate Sustainability Research Symposium, Part 2

    2:00pm - 3:30pm,  During this new Undergraduate Research Conference event, UNH students will present on a wide range of sustainability research and projects with which they've been engaged. Register to join us virtually for the afternoon poster presentations. 
  • April
    22

    4th Annual Stories and Voices Event

    4th Annual Stories and Voices Event 6:00pm - 8:30pm, The Civil Discourse Lab will facilitate three campus dialogues. This semester, students from CMN 662, Public Dialogue and Deliberation, will partner with the Sustainability Institute to foster conversations with those participating and/or interested in the work inspired by the Racial Equity Challenge taking place April  5 - 25.The Civil Discourse Lab, of the Department of Communication, aims to strengthen the ability for University of New Hampshire students and community memb...
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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.

    Watch the Video

     

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    Working for Justice.

    We stand in solidarity with the Black community, with peaceful protesters, and individuals all over the world working for racial justice.

    Read our Statement


     

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