For Earth Week 2010, students from the Ecological Advocates, Hunter Hall Living Green Community, and Biology Honors Society joined our office and Food & Water Watch to run a "Where Does Your Water Come From?" event in the MUB Food Court on Wednesday, April 21st. Students participated in tap vs. bottled water taste tests, showcased a water bottle structure and learned about the social, environmental and health impacts of bottled water. What a wonderful event!
The "Tap In" Water Film and Speaker Series at UNH has many exciting events coming up in the next week! Maude Barlow, water rights activist and advisor to the UN on water issues, will be speaking this Wednesday, March 31st at 7:10 pm in 115 Murkland Hall. Maude's talk is entitled "The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water."
On April 6th, the movie "Flow" will be shown at 6:00 pm in the MUB II theatre. The award-winning documentary focuses on the privatization of the...Read More
Last night was a special night for UNH as Provost John Aber and Chief Sustainability Officer Tom Kelly did a special book reading of "The Sustainable Learning Community: One University's Journey to the Future" at RiverRun Bookstore in Portsmouth.
Thank you Michele at RiverRun for organizing this with UNH! And thank you to everyone who attended. It was terrific to be part of the conversation after the reading and see how engaged people are in sustainability, from current UNH students to college...Read More
Marli and I went to the Winter Farmers Market in Exeter today, and I'm sharing this experience because it was our first time to a FM in NH. Despite some confusion in locating it, the experience was terrific! The variety in products was much more than expected given that its winter. We got a great sirloin steak from grass-fed angus raised right here in Newmarket, and a homemade stake-rub to go with it. We also bought some golden potatoes, yellow onions, and freshly-baked bread. What we enjoyed...Read More
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"Tap in" to the UNH film and speaker series to learn more about the world of water. Read more...
Profile in Sustainability: Be inspired! Learn about Mary Westfall, UNH Chaplain and adjunct professor in philophy . Read more...
Other stories this issue: Help UNH win RecycleMania! Read more...
This year I chose to enjoy my winter break in the Sunshine State: Florida! While here with my girlfriend and both our parents, we compiled a laundry list of fun things to do including a tour of the Everglades, a fair amount of golf, a sampling of fine restaurants, and a 1-day charter fishing trip along the mangroves (a highlight of my trip).
Well, to my frustration many of these activities are less enjoyable than one would anticipate in January in Florida. But it gets worse. The duration of...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
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
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