This semester is all about sustainability!
Looking for something to do this semester? Do we have a list for you.
Below is a list of just some of the sustainability-related events happening on campus this semester. Join us!
Climate Change, Water and Winter in New England Event: Jan 28
Colleagues’ Luncheon: 12:30-2pm; Gregg Hall, Rm 320
Event: 5-8pm; MUB Granite State Room (light refreshments provided)
Film screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary Chasing Ice, the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Talk with these UNH professors at the screening:
- Jennifer Jacobs – Professor, Civil Engineering; Director of the Infrastructure and Climate Network (ICNet)
- Mimi Larsen Becker – Assoc. Professor, Natural Resources and the Environment
- Cameron P. Wake - Josephine A. Lamprey Fellow in Climate and Sustainability and Research Assoc. Professor, Climatology & Glaciology, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
This is a "Let’s Talk About Water" event and part of the UNH Discovery Program University Dialogue Water, Water Everywhere?: A University Dialogue on the World’s Most Critical Resource. Sponsors: UNH Discovery Program; Dept. of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences; UNH Environmental Research Group; Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science (CUAHSI).
- Garth Lenz, award winning National Geographic photographer
- Eriel Deranger, member of Athabasca Chipewan First Nation
- Crystal Lameman, member of Beaver Lake Cree First Nation, Sierra Club Prairie Chapter, and Alberta Climate and Energy Campaigner
- Kaity Thomson & Brett Chamberlin, senior environmental science major at UNH & NYU graduate of journalism and political science, NH native and regional political organizer. They will share stories of New England communities and ecosystems at risk to a pipeline spill.
5:00 - 6:00 PM Welcome Reception, 6:00 - 7:30 PM Keynotes and Panel Discussion
Join world class thinkers as they examine capitalism past, present, and future; explore the foundations underpinning B Corps certification and benefit corporation legislation; and share lessons learned from those at the forefront of the movement. Benefit corporations are for-profit businesses that focus on society and the environment as well as profits. By meeting higher standards of transparency, accountability, and performance, benefit corporations are tasked to make decisions that are ethical and sustainable and drive profitable growth in ways that respect the constraints of earth’s limited resources and the needs of individuals. Speakers include:
- Bart Houlahan, co-founder of B Lab.
- Jim Post, John F. Smith Professor of Management, Boston University School of Management.
- Peter Graham, chairman of the board, Seventh Generation, a Certified B Corporation.
- Anders Ferguson, founding principal of Veris Wealth Partners, a Certified B Corporation.
- Rebecca Hamilton, director of product development at W.S. Badger Company, Inc., N.H.’s first Certified B Corporation.
- N.H. Sen. Molly Kelly (D-Keene), cosponsor of legislation to create the new legal corporate status, benefit corporation, in New Hampshire
Mon, 02/10/2014 - 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Strafford Room, MUB
Hear from UNH social justice activists and join roundtable discussions on fair food distribution. Discover the power of UNH student orgs taking steps for food justice over barriers of race, poverty and power imbalance.
Sila examines the competing interests shaping the future of the Canadian Arctic and local Inuit population. Set on Baffin Island in the territory of Nunavut, it follows a climate scientist, an Inuit activist and her daughter, two Canadian Coast Guard officers, an Inuit elder and two polar bears as they see their values challenged and their lives become intricately intertwined. Equal parts Inuit myth and contemporary Arctic policy, Sila uses puppetry, projections, spoken word poetry and three different languages; English, French & Inuktitut. Sustainability-related groups will table outside play showings, and panelists of speakers will answer questions post-show. Made possible by Cultural Stages: The Woodward International Drama and Dance Initiative with support from the UNH Sustainability Institute.
After watching the play, students are asked to respond with an image, video, or creative written piece to the statement above. Winners will be judged by the Culture and Sustainability Task Force.
National Nutrition Month Expo: March 27
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Strafford Room, MUB
- Win Prizes
- Learn About Nutrition
- Watch Live Cooking Demonstrations
- Get Involved with Campus Organizations
- And Much More!