Profiles in Sustainability

Faculty

Paula Salvio

Dr. Paula Salvio

Education
How do education and the youth-based anti-Mafia movement in Sicily that you have been studying relate to sustainability? It is important to recognize that organized crime is not confined to the south of Italy but is global. The youth-based anti-crime movements in Sicily offer educators examples of...

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Siobhan Senier

Dr. Siobhan Senier

English
What does culture have to do with sustainability? There is considerable evidence that some cultural practices and objects—languages, rituals, values, monuments—can help sustain ecosystems, and vice versa. Generally speaking, environmental upheaval has been bad for culture; and the traumatic...

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Stephen Trzaskoma

Dr. Stephen Trzaskoma

Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Classics)
Was sustainability important in ancient Greece and Rome? Absolutely, though it may not always be recognizable to our eyes as such, and it was not a consistently articulated value. Pre-industrial societies, even ones as sophisticated as those of the Greeks and Romans, simply did not have the...

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Stacey VanDeveer

Dr. Stacy VanDeveer

Political Science
Tell us about "Can We Shop Sustainably?," your essay as part of this year's "TMI: A University Dialogue on Decision Making in the Age of Information Overload." The essay argues that we cannot shop our way to a more sustainable world – we must have policies to reduce the environmental and...

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Cameron Wake

Dr. Cameron Wake

Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans & Space
Why should we in New England worry about climate change? The very notion of the Northeast is at stake; the near-term greenhouse gas emission choices we make in New England and throughout the world will determine the climate and quality of life our children and grandchildren experience. The climate...

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Alison Watts

Alison Watts

Civil Engineering
Research Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering Sustainability Research Collaboratory Faculty Scholar Tell us about the research you do around water. I am working on water-related issues at a variety of scales and locations. Locally, I am involved with research which supports residents and...

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Mary Westfall

Mary Westfall

Philosophy
Why is health so central to sustainability? The health of our bodies and the health of the planet are so connected.  We breathe, eat, drink, and are totally sustained and nourished by Earth. What we do to the planet, we do to ourselves.  As we treat the planet with respect and work toward...

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Fiona Wilson

Dr. Fiona Wilson

Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
Dr. Wilson is an Assistant Professor of Strategy, Social Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics What role do companies play in advancing sustainability? The social and environmental problems facing our world are increasing, not decreasing. It is...

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Staff

Faina Bukher

Faina Bukher

Women's Studies
Assistant Coordinator, Women's Studies How does the Women's Studies Program connect to sustainability? The way the Women's Studies Program is constructed foundationally supports creating sustainable feminists and diverse activists and social transformation for the long haul. We do this by employing...

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El Farrell

Elisabeth Farrell

Sustainability Institute
What do you do at the Sustainability Institute at UNH (UNHSI)? I'm a project manager at UNHSI, where I oversee a range of projects and initiatives across curriculum, operations, research, and engagement at UNH. I'm involved in many different areas, from our Food Solutions New England and Climate...

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Jessica Fish

Jessica Fish

Race and Ethnic Studies Minor
How does race and ethnic studies intersect with sustainability? Our classes and minors are a great example of cultural sustainability in action. Our students through the lenses of restorative and social justice think critically about power structures which impact access to resources (intellectual,...

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Josina Garnham

Josina Garnham

WSBE
How did the Certificate in Corporate Sustainability come about? Members and leaders of New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR) had been discussing for several years the need for advanced learning opportunities in business and sustainability education. NHBSR members were seeking...

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Tom Kelly

Dr. Tom Kelly

UNH Sustainability Academy
How did UNH first become committed to being a sustainable learning community? Sustainability at UNH began with the grassroots leadership of faculty, students, and staff, which lead to the establishment of the Sustainability Academy (formerly the Office of Sustainability Program and the University...

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Judy Koski

Judy Koski

Housekeeping
Thank you for over 39 years of service to UNH, especially to green cleaning. You are a sustainability champion!   Why is UNH Housekeeping committed to its green cleaning program called “The Green Sweep?” The UNH Housekeeping staff feel responsible to the community to insure we use the best, safest...

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Dwain Lozier

Dwain Lozier

UNH Housing
In your role at UNH Housing, how do you think you can educate students on sustainability? I think by our actions. Housing has been a leader in migrating to more sustainable methods and products, but we haven’t done a very good job informing our residents. I would welcome all suggestions.   Why is...

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