Written By: Ann Steeves, 2014: Health Management and Policy: Public Health, EcoGastronomy Dual Major Student Ambassador to the Sustainability Institute’s Food Systems Task Force
Welcome to the University of New Hampshire, a beautiful institution on the coast of a historic state, one hour from the city of Boston, and two hours from the wonderful White Mountains. At UNH, you can explore your passions, meet interesting people, become involved in research, and most importantly, join a community of virtuous humans. I’ve had the privilege of becoming very involved with what our institution has to offer over the past four years and I am truly proud to say that “#...Read More
Here at UNH, we are privileged enough to be able to turn on the faucet and have clean, safe, drinking water at our disposals. A virtually unlimited amount of water. Then why do we insist on buying case after case of Poland Springs water, or Fiji water. Because that’s what we were ‘brain-washed’ to do. In order to make a bunch of money on something as little, but important, as water, companies such as Nestle decided to bottle it up, slap a picture of a beautiful mountainside stream, and say that...Read More
2014 UNHSI Climate Fellowships Announced
APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 24th BY 5 PM EST
We are excited to announce this year's Climate Fellowship opportunities! The UNHSI Climate Fellowship Program -- formally the Clean Air - Cool Planet Climate Fellowship Program -- pairs outstanding graduate students or recent grads with important projects that will propel the US toward a low-carbon future. Fellows spend 10 weeks during the summer working on meaningful, challenging projects at...Read More
With one hand gripping a Cup-O-Noodles and the other scrolling through job postings, I feel like an embodiment of the senior-in-college experience. We arrive on campus as freshmen, excited to broaden our horizons, learn, and, of course, become a gainfully employed graduate someday. As graduation approaches, however, many of us find ourselves scrambling to enter industries in which we are told the only way to get your “foot in the door” is by working for free. What we find in our late night,...Read More
I am a 2013 alumna of UNH, having graduated with a dual major in Anthropology and Sustainability, and worked for the UNHSI during my time in Durham. I moved to Arizona this past August to begin a Master’s of Sustainable Solutions at ASU, in which I am focusing on policy solutions at the community and international level. I recently had the opportunity to attend the 52nd UN Commission on Social Development as a delegate representing SustainUs, a youth empowerment NGO.
Empowerment has been a...Read More
The University of New Hampshire has a well-developed transportation system that includes the reputable Wildcat Transit and Campus Connector systems. However, parking at UNH has tended to be a more troublesome topic, due to the lack of a balanced parking permit system. As UNH continues to work towards its goal of becoming a sustainable institution, it’s crucial that unsustainable facets of the university are adjusted. Parking permit pricing, particularly that of faculty permits, is a...Read More
Big news: Clean Air-Cool Planet will be dissolving in 2014, but two of its signature programs -- the Climate Fellows Program and the Campus Carbon Calculator -- will live on at the Sustainability Institute at UNH.
Developed in partnership with the Sustainability Institute in 2000, the Campus Carbon Calculator is used by thousands of campuses and institutions across the United States and abroad to track their greenhouse gas emissions. More than 90 percent of the U.S. colleges and universities...Read More
Looking for something to do this semester? Do we have a list for you.
Below is a list of just some of the sustainability-related events happening on campus this semester. Join us!
Climate Change, Water and Winter in New England Event: Jan 28
Colleagues’ Luncheon: 12:30-2pm; Gregg Hall, Rm 320
Event: 5-8pm; MUB Granite State Room (light refreshments provided)
Contact: Amy Cunningham, Discovery Program, firstname.lastname@example.org
Film screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary Chasing Ice, the...Read More
Bike racks are scattered throughout campus. Our sustainable community likes to embrace the alternative form of transportation and racks are found near most campus buildings. However, typical bike racks are not necessarily pleasing to the eye. To address this, many places around the country have set up bike rack art sculptures to add an intrigue to the environment. The Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Ken Fuld, was visiting his son’s west coast campus when he was first introduced to a new...Read More
Those who are closest to the growing, or in this case hunting, of food are often the people seeing first and most the effects of climate change.
Deer eat and move to keep warm, as all animals do. Thus, if we’re having an “unusually” warm day, they will instead take a nap in the sun, since they don’t have to expend any energy, why not save it up for later that night when it does get cold.
Not only does colder weather make them move around more, but snow aids in tracking them. Prints are easily...Read More