Locally grown potatoes, carrots, onions and other farm-fresh foods will be included in the Cornucopia Food Pantry's Thanksgiving Care Baskets again this year, thanks to UNH Slow Food volunteers.
UNH Slow Food student leaders are teaming up with Seacoast Eat Local to collect food donations for the Cornucopia's Care Basket program at this Saturday's Holiday Farmers' Market - November 21st at Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford. Seacoast Eat Local is reaching out to its network of farmers and...Read More
Last night I seized an invitation to talk about sustainability with a group of students from the Living Green floor in Hunter Hall. I was very impressed. These first and second-year students represented an array of majors and backgrounds and they knew so much about sustainability. While enjoying apple crisp made by their Hall Director (thanks, Jamie!), we talked about everything from ZipCar to bottled water, STARS to poverty in South Africa, ECOLine to the human scale, health care to reducing...Read More
I'm pleased to announce that after having participated in the pilot year, UNH has signed up to be a charter participant of the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS). It is but one more example of UNH being a leader in working toward sustainability. For those who are unfamiliar with STARS, imagine it as a comprehensive "sustainability report card" for colleges and universities measuring everything from whats happening in the classrooms to energy efficiency, from...Read More
student Megan Otteson does her part in the Energy Challenge by posing as a compact fluorescent lightbulb
Yesterday, November 1st, the 2009 Energy Waste Watch Challenge came to a close. Students have decreased their electricity usage in dorms and apartments around campus for a full month in hopes of winning the trophy, prizes and recognition as the most energy watchful residents on campus. Stay posted with this blog to find out who the big winners are....and please, don't stop conserving...Read More
Mollie Katzen, award winning author of the famed Moosewood Cookbook, is coming to the UNH campus on November 20th & 21st for a series of exciting events, including two Gourmet Dinners with UNH Hospitality Management students and a campus lunch cooking session with UNH Dining.
Friday November 20th, 11:00am- 1:30pm, Great Chefs Lunch Event with Mollie Katzen at Holloway Commons. Click here to check out the lunch menu! Mollie Katzen will be visiting with guests, talking about her menu items...Read More
For those who have not yet heard the exciting news, a colorful new mural is being introduced to the Durham community this Saturday at 11:00 am. The mural is located off Main Street in the alleyway between Outback/Hayden Sports and Durham House of Pizza (DHOP). Students of the Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) and Durham Students for a Democratic Society are painting the mural to advocate for the reduction of CO2 in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million in support of the...Read More
Regular readers of this blog (you know who you are, Mom) know that I'm a bit of a bicycling freak. So it should be no surprise that this story from the New York Times college admissions blog, called "The Choice," caught my eye. It's about how Alfred University in upstate New York conducts some of its admissions tours on a bicycle built for seven.
Now, admissions tours are hardly increasing colleges' carbon footprints -- the campus walkarounds are as environmentally sustainable as can be. What...Read More
If there wasn't still so much left to do, perhaps we'd get tired of tooting our own horn.
But as the challenges we face on campus, in our state, and around the globe keep growing, we're happy to take a few minutes and celebrate all UNH has accomplished to advance sustainability - and then get right back to work.
Today we received the highest score on the College Sustainability Report Card 2010 of the Sustainable Endowments Institute. UNH is among 26 other universities nationwide to receive a...Read More
By now, most people have heard of a carbon footprint, the estimate of an individual or group's greenhouse gas emissions. But what about a broader tool? One for measuring our overall impact on the global environment from our lifestyle choices such as what we eat, where we live and how we travel? Ah hah! Allow me to introduce you to the ecological footprint.
I recently went online to EarthDay.net to find out what my ecological footprint is. Before I share my results, keep in mind that I do...Read More
Who wrote the book of sustainability?
OK, not me (I wrote about writing the book of sustainability), but 60 esteemed members of the UNH community contributed to "The Sustainable Learning Community: One University's Journey to the Future," which presents sustainability at UNH through lively case studies and thoughtful essays.
Many of the authors gathered at the New England Center last night to celebrate the book, which, according to publisher University Press of New England, has sold...Read More