Sustainability Institute

Bikes lined up

Ready to Ride

“Ding! Ding!” The bright chiming of a bicycle bell never sounded so cheerful to Steve Pesci, special projects director for UNH Facilities. Over 20 years, Pesci has worked with groups that dreamed of bringing a bicycle-sharing program to the Durham campus, only to see them stymied by the lack of... Read More

Recent Stories

  • McDowell Earns Hollings Scholarship
    - McDowell Earns Hollings Scholarship
    Lauren McDowell ’24 has been named a NOAA Hollings scholar, becoming the first UNH student to receive the honor for sophomores since 2019. McDowell will complete a paid internship... Read More
  • Students walking on campus
    - Kick-starting Carbon Footprint Analysis
    Faculty and staff at UNH’s Changemaker Collaborative have been awarded a grant of $27,540 from the Henry David Thoreau Foundation to help fund a clinic centered around carbon... Read More
  • Tree and building on campus
    - Sustainability Award Nominations Open
    The Sustainability Institute is inviting nominations of UNH alumni for the UNH Sustainability Awards recognizing significant contributions to advancing sustainability in their... Read More
  • Image of man installing solar panels
    - E&E News: Dems' spending bill taps small banks for climate justice
    As climate change concerns begin to rise, legislators in Washington have began to shift the focus of resources toward implementing clean energy, especially in overlooked... Read More
  • Campus photo at UNH
    - Still Seeing STARS
    The University of New Hampshire has achieved a renewed platinum rating—the highest possible under the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE... Read More
  • Sustainable Recognition
    - Sustainable Recognition
    UNH was once again selected to The Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll for 2022, marking the 14th consecutive year that the university has achieved such status. Read More
  • jackie_Harris
    - Inspired to make an impact
    Inspired by one city’s commitment to address climate change, Jackie Harris ’23 served as an intern this summer in Keene, New Hampshire on a team aimed at reducing the water and... Read More
  • Aerial view of Thompson Hall
    - Sustainably Cool
    The University of New Hampshire has once again been recognized for its sustainability efforts by the Sierra Club, which ranked UNH ninth among the “Top 20 Coolest Schools of 2021... Read More
  • Sunlight through a tree branch on the UNH campus in Durham, NH
    - Committee on Investor Responsibility
    In June 2017, the UNH Foundation's Investment and Finance committee established the Committee on Investor Responsibility. Sustainability is a core value at the University of New... Read More
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