UNH Sustainability Stewards are faculty and staff working together to bring sustainability – a core part of UNH’s identity and mission – to the grassroots level in their buildings and departments.
Under the guidance of the Sustainability Institute and UNH’s campus-wide task forces like the Energy Task Force (ETF) and the Ecosystem Task Force (EcoTF), these volunteers will help their colleagues integrate sustainability into the day-to-day actions of their workspaces, saving their departments and the university resources, including money.
If you are a UNH faculty or staff member who wants to make a difference on campus, join us!
Contact us with your:
- Email address
- Phone number
- Campus mailing address
- Immediate supervisor’s name and email address
Sustainability Stewards will:
- Be part of a fun and creative network of people across campus helping UNH meet its sustainability mission.
- Help their offices and departments – and the University as a whole – save resources, including money.
- Be recognized, along with their departments and offices, via the communications of the Sustainability Institute, UNH’s campus-wide task forces like the Energy Task Force (ETF), and offices and departments like the UNH Energy Office as appropriate.
- Receive knowledge and information on best practices, policies and issues surrounding sustainability on campus.
Sustainability Stewards will spend a few hours each month helping colleagues act sustainably in their energy, water, recycling/waste, purchasing, transportation, and other choices. Specific duties will include:
- Educating colleagues on sustainability issues and university policies related to sustainability. Examples might include coordinating weekend power-downs or posting water-use reminders in rest rooms and kitchens.
- Acting as a go-to resource on sustainability for colleagues in their department or office who may have questions.
- Monitoring their area’s energy use with real-time statistics provided by the UNH Energy Office and setting goals for improving efficiency.
- Attending monthly steward meetings, where speakers on campus sustainability issues will share best practices and up-to-the-minute data.
Managers and supervisors are encouraged to allow Sustainability Stewards to spend up to three hours of work time per month on steward activities. Stewards are free to spend additional personal time on steward activities, but this is not expected. When an application is received from individuals wishing to become Sustainability Stewards, supervisors will be contacted to confirm that use of work time is allowed.
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