detail of grapes on the vine at UNH Woodman Farm


STARS Platinum - the highest
rating for sustainability


We self-generate 100% of our energy use



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 futureLearn More

Sustainability News & Headlines


Students on a site visit to the Wolfe's Neck Center

UNH Sustainability Tool SIMAP Upgraded to Calculate Scope 3 Emissions

UNH Sustainability Tool SIMAP Upgraded to Calculate Scope 3 Emissions

Category can account for more than half of an organization's carbon footprint

Sustainability Institute Celebrates 25 Years

Sustainability Institute Celebrates 25 Years

Sustainability Institute Celebrates 25 Years

First initiative of its kind in the U.S. helped UNH become national leader

Students presenting on stage

Tackling the Challenge

Tackling the Challenge

Student sustainability solutions celebrated at Social Venture Innovation Challenge

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Sustainability Events

  • June

    Looking Forward: UNH’s 2030 Sustainability Vision

    Looking Forward: UNH’s 2030 Sustainability Vision 12:00pm - 1:00pm, RegisterUNH is a proud national leader in sustainability - and our work is not done!Our public service mission, our commitment to our students and community partners demands that we more fully engage with local and global efforts to confront the accelerating climate and biodiversity crises; and in ways that centers human rights and equity to ensure a just transition.A shared vision is essential to the development of a strategic roadmap, to define and guide the sustainability...
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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


  • Hands together diversity

    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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