We have three intriguing discussions all coming to UNH next week that I would love to point out to everyone.
Next Wednesday (February 23) from 12-1, in the MUB room 330/332, the Carsey Institute Spring 2011 Brown Bag Lunch Seminars will discuss Do You Believe the Climate is Changing? Partisanship, Understanding, and Public Opinion. Bring your lunch and join in for some interesting talk. The presentation will go over "key findings, especially on the complex interrelationships among climate-...Read More
There is a great deal of good research going on around UNH, and I'd like to point out a few recent highlights at this time:
Did you know UNH has a new major, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, which ranges over a wide variety of topics, checkout the article or the website
Even if you missed the presentation you can still read what Morris Dees had to say about diversity in his speech given at UNH
See what a study by a Carsey Researcher has found about the difficulties associated with...Read More
This Saturday marks the beginning of RecycleMania, a 10-week waste minimization and recycling competition between over 600 campuses across the country. From February 6-April 2, 2011, UNH will strive to increase its recycling rate and to minimize the waste it produces in general (landfill waste and recycled waste combined). Please help us to inspire students, faculty and staff to make the right waste disposal choices and to decrease their use of packaged items, such as bottled water.
Want to...Read More
I hope that you all had a wonderful end of last semester, and could enjoy the amazing amount of snow that we had over break! I know many of you enjoyed being home but, were ready and happy to settle back into our homes here at UNH, I know I was. I'm sure many of you made new years resolutions, and from the telltale signs of a packed UNH gym, I bet many of them had to do with diet, excerise and losing weight.
How about if you could save money and be green at the same time? I...Read More
Learn more about the "wicked cool" energy tools for households at My Energy Plan™, our latest Profile in Sustainability UNH Housekeeping's Judy Koski (thank you for your 39-plus years of service!), and RecycleMania 2011 (it's BAAAAaaaaack.....)!
After a long absence from posting, I'm back to share some UNH research that I find wildly compelling. An interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Kevin Gardner of the Environmental Research Group has found links between walkable neighborhoods and social capital.
The team surveyed 700 residents of 20 neighborhoods in Portsmouth and Manchester and found that those who were able to walk to daily amenities like grocery stores or public offices reported higher levels of social capital: They...Read More
Have you filled up your water bottle lately in the MUB? If so, you may have been one of the first to use UNH’s new hydration station. The station is one of the first on campus that allows anyone to fill up using the hands-free filtered system. It's located near MUB Theaters I and II. So bring your reusable water bottle and fill'er up!
Learn more about UNH's water initiatives here!
It has been said that bees are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat. While that statistic may not be exact there is no doubt that pollination is an extremely valuable service that is generally taken for granted in our society, yet it provides many fundamentally vital roles in the world economy and crop yield.
Unfortunately, since 2006 an unknown phenomenon is decreasing the number of honey bees in our world at an alarming rate. In an effect known as colony collapse...Read More
I hope you all enjoyed the annual Harvest Feast as much as I did this past week. In continuing with this train of thought of eating I’d like to introduce you to another way to enjoy other local sustainable foods.
I’m sure most of you already enjoy eating the locally grown apples right out of the UNH Dining halls right now, so why not pick your own! Apples are a great healthy alternative to snack food, and the picking season is in full swing right now. I had a great Sunday afternoon picking...Read More