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STARS Platinum - the highest
rating for sustainability


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We self-generate 100% of our energy use


 

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The state's only 4-star Certified Green Restaurants® (we have 2)


STARS Platinum seal

UNH Prioritizes Sustainability Practices

We've been STARS Platinum rated since 2017 from
the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
It's a distinction of just a handful of universities and colleges in the nation to
achieve this highest level of sustainability performance.
Our practices, and successes, are a university-wide effort from faculty, staff, and students.


Learn more about our STARS Rating 

Sustainability Dual Major


UNH is one of the only universities in the country to offer a Sustainability Dual Major – a powerful experience to better understand any major from a sustainability perspective. Combine your education with the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to create a more sustainable futureLearn More

 
Sustainability News & Headlines

 

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New Experiential Program Connects Students to Granite State Organizations

New Experiential Program Connects Students to Granite State Organizations

Participants in Semester for Impact to work on environmental and social projects

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Team presentation at the Social Venture Innovation Challenge

UNH Celebrates Students and Alumni at Annual Social Venture Innovation Challenge

UNH Celebrates Students and Alumni at Annual Social Venture Innovation Challenge

Paige Balcom ’16 named 2023 Social Innovator of the Year

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Ju-Chin Huang sits by a window inside her office.

Pioneering the Valuation of Priceless Environmental Goods

Pioneering the Valuation of Priceless Environmental Goods

Ju-Chin Huang honored with Sustainability Lifetime Achievement Award

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Sustainability Events

  • March
    12
    Sustainability Career Pathways - A UNH Alumni Panel 12:40 p.m. - 2 p.m.,  Explore how to integrate sustainability into your professional path by gaining valuable insights and inspiration from distinguished alumni who have successfully woven sustainability into their careers. These trailblazers will share their unique experiences, offer valuable advice, and provide a firsthand glimpse into the exciting intersection of passion and profession. This event promises to be a source of motivation and guidance as you explore the possibilities of making a ...
  • March
    15
    Apply to be on Trash 2 Treasure (T2T) Core Te a.m. by March 15 Apply here Join T2T Core Te a.m.! As a paid core te a.m. member, you’ll help with outreach, setup, and assist with donation pickups. Requirements: attend trainings, be available during move-out, hold a valid driver's license, commit to stay on-c a.m.pus through graduation (accommodations covered). Help reduce waste at UNH apply NOW! Questions? Contact Jade.Chalkley@kecocdesign.com 
  • March
    26
    noon - 1 p.m., Ever wondered about the presence of toxic chemicals in our daily lives? What may we be exposed to, what actions are being taken, and what steps can we personally take to limit our exposure? Join us to hear insights from leaders in this space to learn what you should be aware of, ongoing initiatives to help us make smarter choices, and what’s needed for a transition to a green chemistry future. We’ll be joined by: Ali (Alexandra) McPherson ‘96, Director of the Investor Enviro...
  • April
    16
    1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Learn how you can get real-world experience and earn 2 credits helping local organizations with their social and environmental impacts through the B Impact Clinic or the Climate Action Clinic. Get all your questions answered before considering your fall course line-up! April 16, 1-2 p.m. Nesmith, 111 Drop in or register hereQuestions? Contact Kat.Hand@kecocdesign.com 
  • April
    24
    URC Sustainability Research Symposium 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., University-wide Sustainability Research SymposiumApril 24, 20249 a.m. - 4 p.m.MUB 330/332, 334/336 and 338/340 Learn more about the Symposium.Students interested in presenting at the Sustainability Symposium should register by March 6, 11:59 p.m. on the UNH URC site.Join us to hear students from all disciplines present research, projects and capstones on a broad range of sustainability challenges – addressing environmental stewardship, social well-being, and economic vitality...
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