Last Friday my ENE 751 Introduction to Sustainable Engineering class took a tour of Peter Ejarque's sustainably designed home (The picture is now slightly old). He built the home almost entirely himself, and it ended up costing him under $50,000, about half the cost of an equivalent home. Many of his materials were recycled, and he plans to build a hydroelectric generator out of an old washing machine. An article about the home and his future plans can be read here.
Peter has not only built...Read More
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
Can be it back to school already?
The fall semester is upon us, and with it comes our latest newsletter! You can read our September/October newsletter HERE.
Check it out now to learn about our name change and our latest "Profile in Sustainability": Dr. Stacy VanDeveer of the UNH Department of Political Science.
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Early summer here in New England today and coincidentally we released our summer newsletter. You can read it online HERE.
Coincidence? Sustainability is a hot topic, after all.
Check out our latest newsletter to learn more about Food Solutions New England and local food superstar, our very own Kate Donald!
This semester I have been exposed to some outstanding literature in NR 701, Ecological Ethics and Values. This has by far been of my favorite courses of the Env. Conservation Studies curriculum because unlike policy, science, and economics courses, NR 701 has been the first (and only) course that was based primarily on exploring my own ecological ethics and values.
I encourage EVERYONE to pick up one (or all) of these books for their relation to sustainability. Rest assured you will think...Read More
Come on out and enjoy the sun at Travapalooza!
Peter Masucci's marketing students have put together a fantastic event highlighting all of the transportation options on campus. Learn about all your options for getting around UNH and the region WITHOUT a car. From campus shuttles, to car-sharing, to region rail, wherever you want to go there's an option for you…
The event is sponsored by the class and their outside clients: Amtrak, C&J Bus Lines, Zipcar, Wildcat Transit, the UNH Office of...Read More
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The new Green Launching Pad is giving "green" technologies and jobs in NH a rocket boost. Read more...
Profile in Sustainability: Learn about shining star Chris Keeley, UOS intern and graduating senior in Environmental Conservation. Read more...
Other stories this issue: We're tweeting! Read more...
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Last night was a special night for UNH as Provost John Aber and Chief Sustainability Officer Tom Kelly did a special book reading of "The Sustainable Learning Community: One University's Journey to the Future" at RiverRun Bookstore in Portsmouth.
Thank you Michele at RiverRun for organizing this with UNH! And thank you to everyone who attended. It was terrific to be part of the conversation after the reading and see how engaged people are in sustainability, from current UNH students to college...Read More
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"Tap in" to the UNH film and speaker series to learn more about the world of water. Read more...
Profile in Sustainability: Be inspired! Learn about Mary Westfall, UNH Chaplain and adjunct professor in philophy . Read more...
Other stories this issue: Help UNH win RecycleMania! Read more...