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Why is public health so important a part of sustainability?
Because environmental, human and economic health are intimately intertwined. Because communities -- from households to businesses to entire countries -- cannot be healthy long-...Read More
Most readers of this blog are familiar with community supported agriculture, or CSAs, which form a direct link between farmer and consumer, cash and produce.
Now, some fishing operations here on the Seacoast are starting CFAs -- community supported fisheries -- with the help of UNH Cooperative Extension/Sea Grant's Ken La Valley. Read more about it here, or listen to this great story by New Hampshire Public Radio science reporter Amy Quinton.
And if you want some community supported seafood,...Read More
The produce at today's Organic Garden Club farm stand at Murkland Courtyard was not only organic, it was fossil fuel-free, thanks to two veggie-loaded bike trailers and six hearty club members who schlepped a table and tent from the garden on Spinney Lane to the center of campus.
Ben Tillinghast and Helen Clark of the Organic Garden Club
"It's been a dream of ours to use bike carts and not to have to use a car at all," says OGC president Tyler Sildve '11. Here, farm manager Ben Tillinghast and...Read More
More than 300 people showed up to greet Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on Monday at a town hall-style meeting at Carter Hill Orchard in Concord. Secretary Vilsack spent the morning meeting with NH dairy farmers who are currently in serious crisis, as they face rising costs and low milk prices that don't come close to covering their expenses. At the mid-day town hall event, Vilsack was joined by Governor John Lynch, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, and...Read More
Reposted from the UNH Today blog on behalf of Jim Graham, UNH Editorial & Creative Services.
UNH-RENU (Recycle Everything New/Used) volunteers Matt DiPirro and Erin Thesing collected donated food and clothing from dorms and apartments as students moved out last week. More than a dozen student volunteers collected several thousand pounds of food and clothing, which will be given to local food pantries and developing countries. The collection drive is held at the end of every semester.
Posted on behalf of Jason Whitney, Internship Coordinator for the University of New Hampshire Advising and Career Center and co-leader of the UNH Sustainability Internship Program (SIP). This article originally ran in the late spring edition of "Bridges," the newsletter of the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE). You can read the original article here. To read the UNH Career Center blog, visit unhcareercenter.com.
To say that we are living in interesting times is an...Read More
In honor of national Bike to Work Week (still a few days to send those cards and gifts), the League of American Bicyclists has released its second Bicycle Friendly States ranking. Puff up your chests with pride, Granite Staters: We're number eight! Up two slots from last year's 10. Not bad for a rural, mountainous state with the word "die" on every car bumper.
Our neighbors to the east clocked in at number three, no doubt in part to the excellent infrastructure they have in organizations like...Read More
A quick media scan of some interesting sustainability issues this morning. First up, UNH's own Larry Mayer, director of the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, is the centerpiece of a National Geographic article on mapping the Arctic. The reporter accompanied Larry and crew on the Coast Guard cutter Healy in August 2007, a mission characterized by retreating sea ice that, the article says, was good for mapping but bad for walruses and polar bears. Indeed, the Inupiat observer onboard reports...Read More
Want to learn how to raise your own chickens? Yellow House Farm in Barrington, NH is offering “Chicken Husbandry 101” and other classes at their Yellow House Farm School. According to their website, farmers Joseph Marquette and Robert Gibson are "particularly focused on preserving and promoting the endangered heirloom breeds of poultry that have sustained us for countless generations. These heritage breeds have retained the vigor and flavor that have been unfortunately sacrificed with the...Read More
Reading the blog entries of our first cohort of UNH Sustainability Internship Program (SIP) students is like an espresso shot of inspiration. They are working on the coolest projects for sustainability leaders across New Hampshire like Clean Air - Cool Planet, the Mount Washington Resort, and the New Hampshire Sustainable Lodging and Restaurant Program. They are learning about sustainability through discussions, field trips, and and events and lectures on campus. They are blogging.
And they...Read More