Research

Research
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UNH research furthers sustainability science, scholarship, and creativity. It also facilitates critical conversations and collaborations at the boundaries of disciplines. We address issues of local and global concern, such as food system sustainability, water stewardship, ecosystem services, and integrated climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Sustainability Tools


SIMAP is a simple, comprehensive, and affordable online tool for measuring, calculating, and reporting their carbon and nitrogen footprints.
SIMAP 

UNH is a leader in conducting climate change research.
Climate change research

GHG Reporting FAQs contain general greenhouse gas (ghg) inventory questions.
GHG Reporting FAQs

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Sustainability Fellows


Summer Sustainability Fellowships pair exceptional students from across the U.S. with partners in New England to work on transformative sustainability initiatives. Learn how past fellows put research into practice to create sustainable communities. 

Learn more about the Fellows Program

 

  • Narges Matini
    2020 Sustainability Fellow - Flood-induced Roadway Damage Risk Analysis | UNH Center for Infrastructure Resilience to Climate (UCIRC)
    Narges Matini is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Pavement Engineering at North Carolina State University. The recent increase in the frequency and infrastructure impacts from extreme events has increased her awareness of and desire to research the impact of flooding and heatwave on the structural performance of the pavement system. It became her passion to find approaches to design resilient pavement…
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  • Anu Makinde
    2020 Sustainability Fellow - Energy Efficiency and New American Communities |  Burlington Electric Department / Vermont Gas Systems - Burlington, VT
    Anu Makinde has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Peace, Justice, and Ecology from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Working in her school’s sustainability department has taught her the importance of community engagement and inclusion regarding sustainability education as she met with campus groups to encourage sustainable practices. Growing up in a New American family taught…
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  • David Larson
    2020 Sustainability Fellow - Utility Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory | Unitil
    David Larson was a rising senior at Amherst College in Massachusetts, pursuing a B.A. in Environmental Studies and English. During the summer he worked with Unitil, a small investor-owned utility company, to develop their first greenhouse gas emissions inventory. As the company's first report, the inventory will help determine emissions baselines and best practices for data collection, as…
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  • Mary Potts
    2020 Sustainability Fellow - Municipal Carbon and Nitrogen Footprint Analyses | Town of Durham, NH
    Mary Potts worked with the Town of Durham, NH to conduct an inventory of the Town’s municipal carbon and nitrogen emissions. Using the Sustainability Indicator Management Analysis Platform, she quantified Durham’s carbon and nitrogen footprints, recommended strategies to reduce municipal emissions, and developed a plan for a future community-wide inventory. Mary holds a BA in Environmental…
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  • Carly Peruccio
    2020 Sustainability Fellow - Keene Sustainable Energy Plan: Outreach and Education | City of Keene, NH
    Carly Peruccio is an audio producer with an interest in state and municipal policy. As a Sustainability Fellow, she worked with the City of Keene to engage community members in Keene’s sustainable energy planning process, using audio storytelling to encourage local support for Keene’s energy goals and to highlight progress. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology with a minor in French from…
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Sustainability Research

Tops In Sustainability

Tops In Sustainability

Tops In Sustainability

UNH named to Green College Honor Roll

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Virtual Realities

Students continue sustainability projects during pandemic

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UNH Honors 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

UNH Honors 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

President Dean signs Climate Leadership Call to Action

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