Elisabeth "El" Farrell has worked with the Sustainability Institute at UNH for over a decade, managing projects and initiatives related to sustainable food systems, culture and sustainability, energy and climate change, and biodiversity. She has played a key role in the development and implementation of many Institute endeavors, including the New Hampshire Farm to School Program, Food Solutions New England, the book "The Sustainable Learning Community: One University's Journey to the Future" (2009), the Dual Major in EcoGastronomy, and the development of UNH's forthcoming Dual Major in Sustainability. She has extensive event organizing experience, including annual New England Food Summits, symposia such as Sustainability Unbound and Eating as a Moral Act, and many others. El serves as the network coordinator for Food Solutions New England (FSNE) and is working in a similar capacity with FSNE’s sister initiative, Climate Solutions New England (CSNE). She is involved in each of the UNHSI University-wide task forces, a member of the UNH Dual Major in EcoGastronomy steering committee, and a member of the Fish Locally Collaborative.
El holds a Master of Public Administration degree and graduate certificate in Sustainability Politics and Policy from the University of New Hampshire, a Master of Fine Arts degree in writing and literature from the Bennington College Writing Seminars and a bachelor degree in anthropology from the University of New Hampshire.
- El contributed to the book "The Sustainable Learning Community: One University's Journey to the Future" (2009).
- Jambeck, Farrell, and Cleaves (2006). Food Scraps to Composting...And Back to Food. BioCycle, December 2006, 29-34.
- Kelly and Farrell (Fall 2006). “University of New Hampshire:Many Ways to a Sustainable Food System.” Earth Ethics, Vol 14(2).