This week, we are hosting our first faculty design institute to develop UNH's forthcoming Dual Major in Sustainability.
Join us virtually by following #UNHSDM on Twitter and visiting the dual major's website at unhsdm.weebly.com.
Digital learning is going to be a big part of this new dual major. So, as part of the process to design the dual major, we're "greeting the tweet" (the digital equiv of "walking the talk?"). No? How about "probbing the blog?"
See you in cyberspace!
Dear UNH faculty,
We invite you to participate in a round table discussion of a new Sustainability Dual Major at UNH!
UNH Sustainability Dual Major Round Table & Reception
June 29, 2011
3 - 5 PM
1925 Room, Elliott Alumni Center
Reception to follow
Please RSVP to Alaina Pritchard, 862-8564.
The round table will form part of a three-day institute that will take place 28-30 June in which an interdisciplinary team of faculty will be developing learning goals and pedagogical and assessment...Read More
It's gotten a makeover!
Check out our redesigned website at www.sustainableunh.unh.edu. Lots of new information, like a listing of sustainability academic programs and courses (both focused and related) and an inventory of faculty involved in sustainability research.
Keep coming back: we're adding alumni profiles, a "day in the life" UNH student sustainability video, and lots more.
Let us know what you think!
I thought I'd take a little time to explain my senior project and get you all excited about checking out the URC. My group is working to create a more sustainable, Child Study and Development Center (CSDC). There are plans for the CSDC to be rebuilt as the current building is undersized, and showing its age. Under this idea a few civil and environmental engineering students, have used this as an opportunity to employ many new green technologies. While the actual implementation of the designs...Read More
The UNH Undergraduate Research Conference and Graduate Research Conference are finally here!
All this week, come to campus to learn about student research on everything from sustainability in higher education to urban farming, solar power in NH to sustainable development in Costa Rica, water pumping windmills to photograph of the disadvantaged in our state, and much more!
Undergraduate Research Conference 2011
Graduate Research Conference 2011
See you there!
I thought I'd show you an article I enjoyed about the future of Earth's food and where it comes from. The article from www.grist.org talks about why industrial agriculture, is not necessarily the only way that we can support ourselves in the future, unfortunately, it is commonly believed to be. Check out the original article here.
I feel that this is one of the great issues of our time, and because it is almost invisible it is an easy problem to avoid. I'm sure many of you know about all of the...Read More
I think you all have noticed the air outside is getting warmer and the sun is shining brighter! Spring is in the air and it couldn't come soon enough! Following suit with all this great weather there are some great activities going around campus I'd love to talk about.
Taking place tomorrow at 3:15 in G46 James Hall the Sustainable Agriculture and Food System Seminar series continues. This week Adam Davis will be presenting on "Systems Research in Sustainable Agriculture: Search for New...Read More
Oxfam UNH will be holding UNH's first International Bazaar on April 11th from 6 to 8 PM in the MUB Strafford room. This collaborative event involves over ten other student organizations and will display the cultures of 13 different countries from across the world. The Bazaar will feature Haiti, Uganda, Bolivia, Burma, Pakistan, The United States, Honduras, Colombia, Iran, and more.
This raises an important point about sustainability not always considered. The emphasis placed on thinking...Read More
A friend of mine was trying to come up with good ideas for how UNH students could help and support local businesses, while rewarding them for making green choices. He found this wonderful example of a program that is being used worldwide to do exactly that. Carrot Mob is a new idea, in which businesses will compete with one another for how much greening up they would do, then the business that does the most good is chosen. Consumers then act as a "mob" and for a set period of time everyone...Read More
Food Solutions New England and the Sustainability Academy have teamed up to create "Voices from the Field: Perspectives on Food System Access". This film highlights the lives of three New Hampshire families struggling to maintain adequate and healthy diets, on a minimal budget. The video show the strength and resourcefulness that it takes to help them meet basic, nutritious dietary needs. See how they make local programs work for them to benefit and supplement low income budgets.