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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.

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Community

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

 

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Challenge Met

Challenge Met

Winners announced for proposed solutions to societal issues

Article
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Committee on Investor Responsibility

Committee on Investor Responsibility

Article
Tops In Sustainability

Tops In Sustainability

Tops In Sustainability

UNH named to Green College Honor Roll

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Sustainability Events

  • January
    27

    Shadows Falls North: a Virtual Screening and Discussion

    Shadows Falls North: a Virtual Screening and Discussion 6:00pm - 8:30pm, Join the New Hampshire Food Alliance and the UNH Sustainability Institute for a virtual screening of "Shadows Fall North," a documentary on Black History in New Hampshire. Following the screening, the NHFA will facilitate a discussion with the documentary's producer, Nancy Vawter, Executive Director of the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire, JerriAnne Boggis, and Thomas W. Haas Professor in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institut...
  • February
    5

    Sustainability Fellowships Applicant Info-Session

    Sustainability Fellowships Applicant Info-Session 2:00pm - 3:00pm, Summer 2021 Sustainability Fellowships applications open on January 19!Gain hands-on experience working on a strategic sustainability project with one of our partner organizations. Offers mentorship, advising, professional development and networking. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students. Join us for a live info-session webinar! Get all of your questions answered about the program, hear from past participants and get tips to complete a strong application! Applicatio...
  • February
    25

    Value in a Changing World: Bringing Stakeholder Capitalism into Practice

    Value in a Changing World: Bringing Stakeholder Capitalism into Practice 12:30pm - 2:00pm, Creating Real Value in a Changing World: Bringing Stakeholder Capitalism into Practice18 months ago, the ground-breaking statement by the Business Roundtable (BRT) on the purpose of the corporation was signed by almost 200 CEOs of the largest corporations in America. Are we at a major tipping point and truly on the brink of a new form of capitalism? Guest speakers from Levi Strauss & Co. and the Aspen Institute will reflect on the progress being made and discuss tangible...
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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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    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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