For the second year in a row, our campus was impacted by a severe storm in October. While the aftermath of these storms may be devastating, it may be the most compelling catalyst for change. Both of these storms have happened during UNH’s annual energy challenge in the residence halls. How are these two occurrences related? If it is accepted that the increase in natural disasters can be attributed, at least in part, to climate change, then we are all both implicated in the destruction and...Read More
The article below was written by Erin Jackson about her experience in Costa Rica. She is a senior in the Whittemore School of Business and Economics. She is also the captain of the UNH women’s soccer team and an intern at the campus-based nonprofit Climate Counts.
This post was written while watching the movie “The Age of Stupid”. A film that looks at climate change from the year 2055. It creatively portrays actor Pete Postelthwaite as a man in the future going through a digital archive of videos related to climate change that happened in the “past”, or what is now our present day.
At the same time, some family members and college friends in New York are living in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. After the storm itself, the situation got progressively...Read More
The TNH Article below was written by this year's SEAC Coordinator, Fiona Gettinger. Their group has launched a campaign to get the UNH Foundation to divest from any fossil fuel companies it might have funds in!
Read the TNH ARticle Here!
Learn more about SEAC here
I am currently taking a course called Sustainable Living, in which we explore not the scientific aspects of sustainability, but its implications for humans on a quotidian basis, emotionally and economically. Our class has broken up into small groups in order to develop projects that apply the principles we have explores. We are currently undertaking a project in which we examine second-hand shopping. We will be looking at the social stigmas against secondhand goods and the economic...Read More
We will be sharing an article that one of our fabulous students writes on a topic related to sustainability. This is the first one introducing some new actions being taken this year!
It's a new year and we have 4 new students in the office between the Sustainability Institute and Climate Counts. We've asked them to introduce themselves!
Megan Barry - UNH Sustainability Academy Intern
Hello, my name is Megan Barry, and I will be interning at the UNH Sustainability Institute this semester! I am a senior studying Cultural Studies and Sustainability, with a particular interest in the cultural impediments for sustainable development. I also am involved with the NH Energy and...Read More
The first class enrolled in the Certificate in Corporate Sustainability has completed the program. The certificate is a partnership with the New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility, UNH Whittemore School of Business and Economics, and Sustainability Academy. It is designed to provide practical knowledge and tools in sustainability and allows participants to network with and learn from UNH faculty, business leaders, and supportive peers.
To read more, check out the press release...Read More
Will you be in the Durham area on Friday, June 8th? If so, please visit the Visitor's Center on Mast Road to see some electric vehicles in action!
Xtreme Green is a Las Vegas based company that creates electric powered vehicles. With many vehicle trips on campus being less than a few miles, these vehicles might be great for our campus.
We encourage you to stop by and view/test ride these vehicles and discuss potential application in your department at UNH. These vehicles seem...Read More