Faculty Resources

Faculty Resources
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The Sustainability Institute as a Resource

UNH is proud to be a national leader in sustainability in higher education, and sustainability is one of UNH’s key academic performance metrics. The Sustainability Institute is here as a resource to support faculty across UNH in creating opportunities to integrate sustainability concepts into their curriculum.

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As you prepare for your courses, know that the UNH Sustainability Institute team stands ready to help support you with programming, events, tools and other opportunities that can be woven into your course in a variety of ways.

     How can we work together to prepare students for changemaking careers?

    Learn more below!


    • Support and assistance for all faculty interested in integrating concepts of sustainability and changemaking into their pedagogy
    • Training and opportunities for students to apply the knowledge gained from coursework to channel awareness, abilities and passions in real-world settings with organizations committed to positive impact 
    • Hands-on learning experiences and programs for all UNH students, no matter their discipline 
    • Student, faculty, staff, and community engagement in social innovation, an exciting emerging field that harnesses the tools of business and public policy 

    Integrate Sustainability into Your Teaching

    Bring your students to the Changemaker Speaker Series

    A program of the Changemaker Collaborative (the Sustainability Institute's partnership with the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics and the Carsey School of Public Policy) the Changemaker Speaker Series brings innovative and inspiring leaders to campus twice per semester.  

    Fall 2024:
    Business and the Climate Crisis

    Tuesday, October 8, 2024
    12:40 - 2:00 p.m.
    Memorial Union Building, Granite State Room

    Featuring: Ed Farrington ’93, President North America, Impax Asset Management and UNH Sustainability Advisory Board Member
    As Simon Stiell, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change recently said, “It’s already blazingly obvious finance is the make-or-break factor in the world’s climate fight – in quantity, quality and innovation.” In this panel discussion, leaders will share insights into how the flow of investments into climate solutions can be vastly accelerated, and how this will drive investments towards renewables, create more jobs, and stable economic growth, as well as addressing the climate emergency.

    Want help identifying relevant readings, creating post-event discussions and/or assignments for your classes?   Email Fiona Wilson.

     View our Upcoming offerings 
     View videos from past Events

    Sustainability at UNH Online Module Digital Badge

    UNH is ranked one of the most sustainable schools in the country! Bring the Sustainability at UNH online module  into your course. Faculty, staff and students who complete the module will earn a micro-credential digital badge from Credly to add to a digital professional profile, such as LinkedIn.Have your students test their knowledge in this online module as a course assignment or pre-test to a an in-person tour. The "Sustainability at UNH" online module is a series of short videos followed by multiple choice questions, and is a great way to find out why UNH is one of the most sustainable universities in the country and how to get involved right here on campus!
    View the online module

    Custom Class Presentations & Visits

    Professional and student staff are here to support all students, in any major and available to make guest presentations in your classes. Sessions can be tailored to your course content and help students discover opportunities available to gain experiences to apply classroom learning and build problem-solving skills, courage and confidence to solve today’s pressing sustainability challenges.

    If you have specific sustainability topics you'd like covered in a custom class presentation, please reach out and discuss your needs. Our staff have a wide range of expertise in sustainability topics - economic, social and environmental.  Please complete this form to share more about your needs. We aim to respond within five (5) business days. Thank you! 

    Introduction to Sustainability 
    Business for People, Planet, Profit 
    Human-Centered Design 
    Social Innovation 
    Zero Waste 
    Sustainable Food Systems 
    Custom presentations

     Request a Presentation 

    Embed the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge into your courses

    An excellent opportunity to allow students to consider issues of racial equity in the context of your course. The Challenge occurs annually in April and is an outstanding set of resources and prompts focused on deepening understanding of, and willingness to confront, racism for twenty-one consecutive days. The Challenge goes beyond individual or interpersonal racism by helping to demystify structural and institutional racism.

     Email Karen Spiller, Thomas W. Haas Professor at the UNH Sustainability Institute, for more information. 

    More resources for your teaching

    Talk About Teaching Workshop

    UNH’s Centre for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CEITL) partnered with the UNH Sustainability Institute to host a workshop, CEITL’s Talk About Teaching Workshop on Integrating Sustainability Into Course Curriculum, designed to help faculty consider what sustainability means to their disciplines, share best practices and resources and help one another design new opportunities to integrate sustainability - whether it is into one class session, a new module, or across an entire course.
    View the video workshop Archive

    Submit Your Course to Count as an Approved Elective in the Sustainability Dual Major (SDM)

    Fill out the SDM Elective Petition form

    Additional Professional Development Offerings

    We have many offerings throughout the year to develop your skills, knowledge, and practice of sustainability with our professional development trainings and programs.
    Learn more