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
The three R's are a great way to remember exactly what is important when trying to Recycle, and what time could be better to talk about those R's than right now, in light of our kickoff of RecycleMania this past weekend. I'm sure many of you have heard of the three R's before; to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.What you may not realize is that the most important part of R's is the order in which they are listed.
First things first, Reduce which means removing the problem from the source. If you can...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
Next Saturday, Nov. 20th, from 10am-2pm, is Seacoast Eat Local's 4th annual Holiday Farmers' Market at the Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford, NH (141 Rollins Road, a mile past Red's Shoe Barn of Dover).
Area farmers and food producers will be selling cheese, cream, wine, apple cider, pumpkins, and apples. Potatoes, carrots, winter squash, onions, beets, leeks, broccoli, parsnips, turnips, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and salad greens will be in abundance, ensuring plenty of wholesome...Read More
I think we all tend to forget about where exactly our power comes from, and in light of the ongoing campus conservation contest, what better time then now to discuss UNH's power source.
A recent tour of the Ecoline gas processing plant at the Rochester Landfill sparked my interest and I thought I should share some of this great information with you all. I'm sure we have all looked at that white stack tucked away in the middle of our campus and wondered exactly what is going on.
The plant that...Read More
From November 1-19, 2010, the University of New Hampshire will be competing with more than 40 other campuses across the country to see who can reduce energy usage in their residence halls the most in those three weeks. Residence halls at UNH will also be competing with each other for the position of top dog in energy reduction.
These two students from the Campus Conservation Challenge 2010 Kick-off Party have pledged to save energy this month. Will you join them?