Profiles in Sustainability

Staff

Steve Pesci

Stephen Pesci

Campus Planning
Why is transportation planning an important piece of sustainability? We all utilize the transportation system everyday – even if just walking to campus. The options available to us and our subsequent choices have a dramatic impact on energy consumption, emissions, the environment, and even the...

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Lisa Pollard

Lisa Pollard

USNH Purchasing & Contract Services
What role does USNH Purchasing and Contract Services play in advancing sustainability on campus? Because the Purchasing Office touches so many areas of campus, we are in a unique position to work on projects that benefit not only individual departments, but the larger campus community as well. For...

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Tiffany Rowin

Tiffany Rowin

Residential Life
How does sustainability fit into the positive and respectful community life that UNH Residential Life strives to create in residence halls? Sustainability doesn’t just fit into the positive and respectful community life of the residential halls, it is a prime of example of it. Being sustainable in...

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Energy Team

UNH Energy Office

Energy Office
Scott Lindquist, Matt O’Keefe, Jim Dombrosk and Allan Trombley, UNH Energy Office Why is reducing individual energy use on campus an important part of UNH's sustainability leadership? Being more efficient in our use of energy does not require limiting our activities or comfort, but can save a lot...

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Michael Welch

Michael Welch

Information Technology
Information Technologist in UNH IT How can people be more sustainable with their IT choices and behavior? We can start by making informed choices when considering computer purchases. We consume fewer resources and create less waste by upgrading existing computers and buying fewer devices. When...

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Student

Alex Freid

Alex Freid '13

Political Science & Philosphy
How did Trash 2 Treasure come about? When I was looking for furniture as I was moving into my first apartment at the end of my freshman year at UNH, I began noticing the massive piles of perfectly usable stuff building up in or around dumpsters on the UNH campus. After finding everything I was...

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Evan Girard

Evan Girard '13

Environmental and Resource Economics
What is the main goal of the Real Food Challenge? The goal of the Real Food Challenge is to receive the written commitment of college and university presidents and directors of dining operations, including here at UNH, to engage students, faculty, and staff in steadily increasing procurement of "...

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Spencer Montgomery

Spencer Montgomery '14

Nutrition
Major in Nutritional Sciences Tell us about Slow Fish and your recent travel. Why did you get involved? Slow Fish is an international campaign by Slow Food that aims to support artisanal fishermen, promote "under-loved" species of fish, and build community around good, clean, and fair seafood....

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Ella Nilsen

Ella Nilsen '13

History, Writing, Asian Studies
What's coming up this semester for UNH students to get involved in sustainability? This spring semester, we have a ton of programs and events that everyone can get involved in. Whether you are already involved, even have just a mild interest in the goings on of UNH Sustainability, or one of the...

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Tegan O'Neill

Tegan O'Neill '14

Political Science
Class of 2014, Major in Political Science What will you be doing as an intern at the Sustainability Institute at UNH (UNHSI)? I am excited to be joining UNHSI as an intern this fall. I will be working on student outreach projects, including blogging, mapping, and finding creative ways to get...

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Ryley Paquette

Ryley Paquette '14

Environmental Engineering
Environmental Engineering and Aerospace Studies  What are you doing as an intern at the Sustainability Institute at UNH? I am responsible for updating data about the University's sustainability in order to complete reports such as the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS). I...

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Sophie Rathjen

Sophie Rathjen '16

Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Major Outdoor Education Double Major What should students know about UNH Trash-2-Treasure's move out program this spring? Trash 2 Treasure is a ton of fun and a great way to meet interesting people and help our campus in a direct way. We always need help in...

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Lou Simms

Lou Simms

Natural Resources
Why did you apply to intern at the Sustainability Institute? I applied to intern at the Sustainability Institute because I wanted to learn more about how the Institute works and operates on a daily basis, and because I very much want sustainability to play a major role in my future career path. Why...

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Ben Trolio

Ben Trolio '13

Environmental Conservation Studies
Tell us about “Ride for the Future” this summer. I will be biking 1000 miles from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Irving, Texas, to ask ExxonMobil to give their fossil fuel subsidies back to Gulf Coast communities. The richest company in world's history needs to be accountable for their actions. This...

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