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STARS Platinum - the highest
rating for sustainability


Renewable 

Powered by renewable landfill gas and small NH hydro


 

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State's only 3-star green certified
restaurant (we have 3)


STARS Platinum seal

UNH Rated Top 5 Out of Nearly 700 Schools
for Sustainability Practices

In fall 2021, UNH achieved a renewed STARS Platinum rating from
the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE),
one of only a handful of schools in the nation to achieve this 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 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

 
Sustainability News & Headlines

 

Pushing Beyond His Comfort Zone

Pushing Beyond His Comfort Zone

Pushing Beyond His Comfort Zone

UNH experience inspires Mel Nagashima ’22 to pursue nonprofit work

Article
Car driving through flooded street

Granite State Warming

Granite State Warming

Climate report finds New Hampshire is warmer and wetter

Article
Young Changemakers Take Center Stage

Young Changemakers Take Center Stage

Young Changemakers Take Center Stage

UNH hosts sustainability challenge for high school students

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Sustainability Events

  • August
    26

    Trash 2 Treasure Fall Sale

    Trash 2 Treasure Fall Sale 9:00am - 4:00pm, Thrift your place and shop at the Trash 2 Treasure fall sale. Reduce your move-in consumption and outfit your place – get microwaves, mini fridges, appliances, decor, books, clothing, dishes, small furniture, and more!FULL SALE: MUB, Granite State RoomFriday, August 26: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.Saturday, August 27: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.MINI SALE: MUB, Wildcat DenSaturday, August 27: 7-10 p.m.Sunday, August 28: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • August
    27

    Trash 2 Treasure Fall Sale

    Trash 2 Treasure Fall Sale 9:00am - 4:00pm, Shop at the Trash 2 Treasure fall sale. Reduce your move-in consumption and outfit your place – get microwaves, mini fridges, appliances, decor, books, clothing, dishes, small furniture, and more! FULL SALE: MUB, Granite State RoomSaturday, August 27: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. MINI SALE: MUB, Wildcat DenSaturday, August 27: 7-10 p.m.Sunday, August 28: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • August
    27

    Trash 2 Treasure Mini Sale

    Trash 2 Treasure Mini Sale 7:00pm - 10:00pm, Shop at the Trash 2 Treasure fall mini sale. Reduce your move-in consumption and outfit your place – get microwaves, mini fridges, appliances, decor, books, clothing, dishes, small furniture, and more! MINI SALE: MUB, Wildcat DenSaturday, August 27: 7-10 p.m.Sunday, August 28: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • August
    28

    Trash 2 Treasure Mini Sale

    Trash 2 Treasure Mini Sale 9:00am - 3:00pm, Last day to shop at the Trash 2 Treasure fall sale! Reduce your move-in consumption and outfit your place – get microwaves, mini fridges, appliances, decor, books, clothing, dishes, small furniture, and more! MINI SALE: MUB, Wildcat DenSunday, August 28: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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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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    UNH Land Acknowledgement

    As a public land-, sea- and space-grant institution, UNH has been dedicated to the public good for over 150 years. Sustainability, the collective commitment to human dignity for all people and ecological integrity in all places, is fundamental to the public good and is a core UNH value.

    Developed by a committee and approved by Tribal Elders, the committee built this acknowledgement with six guiding principles/critical elements.
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