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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

 

Thompson Hall

On a Mission

On a Mission

Alumnus Alex Freid named UNH Social Innovator of the Year

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Bikes lined up

Ready to Ride

Ready to Ride

Long-awaited bike-share program debuts on campus

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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

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Sustainability Events

  • December
    1

    10th Annual NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge: Final Round Presentations

    9:30am - 11:30am, Join us to hear the 10 finalist teams pitch their creative ideas to solve a sustainability challenge to a panel of distinguished judges! In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the competition, finalists will be eligible to win 10 cash prizes in 6 categories! Don’t forget to vote for your favorite in the Audience Choice Awards anytime from November 22 – 30.  Be sure to join us in the afternoon from 12:40 – 2 p.m. for the announcement of the winners and the Social Innovator...
  • December
    1

    10th Annual NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge: Keynote and Awards

    12:30pm - 2:00pm, Ten years after winning UNH's first NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge (SVIC), Alex Freid '13 (COLA political science and philosophy majors) returns to campus to accept one of UNH's most prestigious honors, the 2022 Social Innovator of the Year, at the culminating events of the 10th Annual SVIC. Founder of the Post-Landfill Action Network, Alex and team have engaged with over 50,000 students in the last decade on mission for a zero waste world. Freid will deliver a keyno...
  • December
    7

    UNH Alumni Webinar Series: Sustainable Goods and Holiday Gift Giving

    UNH Alumni Webinar Series: Sustainable Goods and Holiday Gift Giving 12:00pm - 12:45pm, There is power in purchasing. In the second webinar in the series, learn how your voice can be heard through purchasing sustainable goods during the holidays, and year-round. You’ll hear from UNH alumni who are leading experts in sustainability in the field of consumer goods. They’ll share diverse perspectives on key trends, and you’ll gain practical knowledge about purchasing sustainably that you can use professionally and personally. Guests include Matt O’Connor ’92, Seni...
  • December
    12

    B Impact Clinic & Carbon Clinic Showcase

    B Impact Clinic & Carbon Clinic Showcase 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Join us for an evening of inspiration and networking! Student teams have been working with our partner organizations to help them advance their sustainability initiatives and goals in the B Impact and Carbon Clinics. B Impact Clinic students helped our partners assess their social and environmental impact by completing the B Impact Assessment, the first step to becoming B Corp certified. New this year, our Carbon Clinic students have been helping partners calculate their carb...
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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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    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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