What We Believe

“UNH is rethinking many of the ways we pursue scholarship, educate our students, and connect with the community, and the Sustainability Institute is a key part of that. It will build on our history of sustainability leadership - and take it to the next level.”

Former UNH Provost and Executive Vice President Dr. John Aber


The University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute (UNHSI) acts as convener, cultivator and champion of sustainability through collaboration with our state, region, and national and international partners. Established in 1998 through a generous gift from a visionary alumnus, UNH has the oldest endowed, university-wide sustainability program in US higher education and is consistently ranked among the most innovative and effective higher education institutions addressing sustainability in the country. We organize our work through four key systems of sustainability: biodiversity, climate, food and culture across the curriculum, operations, research and engagement (CORE) activities of our land-grant university.  Our efforts represent the University’s commitment to bringing resources, interdisciplinary knowledge, and diverse voices to bear on sustainability efforts across the state and region.