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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

 

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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

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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
    15
    Throughout the month of April 2024, the UNH Sustainability Institute, UNH ET& a.m.p;S, and UNH Basic Needs progr a.m. are collecting YOUR unwanted items to refresh and/or recycle them. Better yet, your donations will benefit the UNH Laptop Loaner progr a.m.!What: laptops, tablets, phones, cords, hard drives, TVs and monitors, printers, keyboards, etc. (see FAQs below for more information)Where: Drop off your items at the collection bins throughout April:- MUB (entrance to HoCo and Mail Center)- Dimond...
  • April
    16
    1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Learn how you can get real-world experience and earn 2 credits helping local organizations with their social and environmental impacts through the B Impact Clinic or the Climate Action Clinic. Get all your questions answered before considering your fall course line-up! April 16, 1-2 p.m. Nesmith, 111 Drop in or register hereQuestions? Contact Kat.Hand@unh.edu 
  • April
    22
    Throughout the month of April 2024, the UNH Sustainability Institute, UNH ET& a.m.p;S, and UNH Basic Needs progr a.m. are collecting YOUR unwanted items to refresh and/or recycle them. Better yet, your donations will benefit the UNH Laptop Loaner progr a.m.!What: laptops, tablets, phones, cords, hard drives, TVs and monitors, printers, keyboards, etc. (see FAQs below for more information)Where: Drop off your items at the collection bins throughout April:- MUB (entrance to HoCo and Mail Center)- Dimond...
  • 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 Learn more about the Symposium.Students interested in presenting at the Sustainability Symposium should register by March 6, 11:59 p.m. on the UNH URC site.Join us to hear students from all disciplines present research, projects and capstones on a broad range of sustainability challenges – addressing environmental stewardship, social well-being, and economic vitality...
  • April
    26
    11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Outdated or broken electronics like laptops, tablets, phones, etc.? Wondering what to do with them? Good news!!UNH Sustainability Institute, UNH ET& a.m.p;S, and UNH Basic Needs progr a.m. are collecting YOUR unwanted items to refresh and/or recycle them. Better yet, your donations will benefit the UNH Laptop Loaner progr a.m.!Drive-up, drop-off on Friday, April 26th, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.at the West Edge parking lot. UNH and the Durh a.m. community are welcomed to drop their item...
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