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.

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Student in beer brewing class
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student at UNH Woodman Farm

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.

Learn more 

Sustainability News & Headlines


Tops In Sustainability

Tops In Sustainability

Tops In Sustainability

UNH named to Green College Honor Roll

Nesmith Hall

Virtual Realities

Virtual Realities

Students continue sustainability projects during pandemic

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UNH Honors 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

UNH Honors 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

President Dean signs Climate Leadership Call to Action

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Sustainability Events

  • November

    Sidore Lecture: Contemporary Indigenous Peoples of NH--Honoring Mother Earth...

    Sidore Lecture: Contemporary Indigenous Peoples of NH--Honoring Mother Earth... 4:00pm - 5:30pm,  First Event! Contemporary Indigenous Peoples of New Hampshire: Honoring Mother Earth Through Sustainability  Theme of the Discussion: There is a growing movement to reframe New Hampshire’s history, correcting a common misconception in history books that the Native Peoples of New Hampshire perished with colonization. This panel will celebrate the Native Peoples living among us today, including the Cowasuck Abenaki and related Pennacook communities. Panelists will describe N’...
  • November

    NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge: Final Round Presentations

    NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge: Final Round Presentations 10:30am - 12:00pm, Join us, virtually, to hear the nine finalist teams present their ideas to solve a social, economic, or environmental problem to a panel of distinguished judges.Registration required: https://unh.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZCXSeALDQiCnN5urOTtQtw 
  • December

    NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge Keynote and Awards

    NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge Keynote and Awards 12:30pm - 2:00pm, KEYNOTE:Stakeholder Capitalism in Action: Transitioning to a Net Zero Future, Advancing other Challenges of our TimeFeaturing keynote speaker and UNH alumna, Anne Finucane, Vice Chairman of Bank of America, in conversation with UNH President James W. Dean, Jr. Ms. Finucane will be presented with UNH’s 2020 Social Innovator of the Year Award. Among the university’s most prestigious honors, the Social Innovator of the Year Award recognizes leaders with a demonstrated commitmen...
  • December

    B Impact Clinic Fall 2020 Showcase

    5:00pm - 7:00pm, Join us to see the student teams present their work and reflections from their fall semester B Impact Clinic participation. They worked with our partner organizations to help complete the B Impact Assessment in order to improve their social and environmental impact.
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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


  • protestors for Black Lives Matter

    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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