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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.

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

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

 

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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Sustainably Cool

Sustainably Cool

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

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Sustainability Events

  • October
    18

    B Impact Clinic: Info-Session

    B Impact Clinic: Info-Session 5:30pm - 5:30pm, Learn about how you can be part of a team helping to assess a regional company’s social and environmental impact. The B Impact Clinic gathers teams of undergraduate students from many majors and disciplines to serve as consultants for regional companies that are working to complete their B Impact Assessment. The BIA is an open-access, rigorous assessment tool, which is widely regarded as a comprehensive way to assess a company’s impact. Students help company leaders who want ...
  • October
    27

    Strategy & Communications: Carsey’s Master in Public Policy

    Strategy & Communications: Carsey’s Master in Public Policy 12:30pm - 1:00pm, Strategy & Communications: Carsey’s Master in Public Policy Michael Ettlinger, Director of the Carsey School of Public Policy, leads a discussion on the importance of strategy and communications within the world of policy analysis and development and how the Carsey School’s Master in Public Policy (MPP) prepares graduates to effectively design and communicate policies and policy changes. He’ll be joined by Kristen Grimm, President of Spitfire Strategies and a Carsey Sch...
  • November
    1

    B Impact Clinic: Spring 2022 Applications Final Deadline

    B Impact Clinic: Spring 2022 Applications Final Deadline Do you want to make the world a better place? Did you know that there is a community of companies that are harnessing business as a force for good? Learn more and contribute to this culture shift by becoming a part of UNH’s B Impact Clinic.UNH’s Changemaker Collaborative, in partnership with New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility, gathers small teams of UNH students (from all majors) each semester to act as consultants for local businesses to help them become B Corp certified, rec...
  • November
    1

    Semester in the City: Spring 2022 Applications Final Deadline

    Last chance to apply for spring 2022 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 w...
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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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