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    Compost Pilot

    We want to expand composting at UNH. Help us by volunteering for our Compost Pilot.

    Sign up here! 

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    Sierra Club Ranks UNH Second Coolest School in the Country

    The University of New Hampshire is the second coolest school according to the Sierra Club’s 2018 Cool Schools list.

    Click here to learn more.

  • STARS Platinum Seal
    UNH Earns Highest National Rating for Sustainability

    We are thrilled to announce that UNH has achieved a Platinum rating for sustainability.  Thank you for making our campus a sustainable learning community!

    Click here to read the press release.

  • 2019 Summer Sustainability Fellowships

    We are thrilled to introduce our 2019 Sustainability Fellows!

    Click here to learn more about this year's fellows.

    Click here to learn more about the Sustainability Fellows program.

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Awards & Accolades

UNH is a leader in sustainability.

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Sustainability Dual Major

Open to all undergraduate from any UNH college or major.

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Waste & Recycling

Help make UNH a zero waste place.

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Semester in the City Open House: Fall Field Trip to Boston 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Boston, MA: Friday, October 4, 20199:00 a.m. (Free bus to Boston) Meet at the Dairy Bar on Main Street.2:00 p.m. (Free bus ride back to UNH) Bus leaves Boston at 2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m. approximate arrival time in DurhamRESERVE YOUR SEAT! During this Open House, you will have the opportunity to:- Meet current Semester in the City students- Learn about their internship placements- Learn about housing and other logistics- Sign up to shadow a student for a day!- Participate in interactive workshopSemester in the City features:- 30+ hr/week internship at a mission-driven organization- One Wednesday evening course & Friday full-day reflection workshops- 16 UNH credits- Furnished apartment in the BU/BC area- Unlimited T-Pass (commute AND explore the city!)- $600 living stipend- No additional fees. Pay your UNH tuition. Financial aid applies.

NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge - ENTER & WIN! All day event

All day event: Welcome to the 2019 SVIC!The SVIC is an idea-stage competition designed to engage ALL New Hampshire students and community members in addressing some of society's most pressing social and environmental challenges by designing novel, sustainable and business-oriented solutions. Winners receive awards that help bring needed resources to advance these promising models. Barriers to entry into the competition are low - no detailed business plans or financials are required! Learn more.Registration to compete in the 2019 SVIC is OPEN! SUBMIT YOUR INTENT TO APPLY! Deadline to submit materials: October 28, 2019, 9AM (EST) SAVE THE DATE | SVIC 2019 LIVE Final Round Presentations, Awards & Keynote AddressThursday, November 21, 2019Learn more.

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University of New Hampshire, Sustainability Institute

The Sustainability Institute brings diverse people and ideas together to make the university a model sustainable learning community that reaches beyond campus to engage state, regional, national, and international partners to advance sustainable solutions.