SEAC student Katarina Kieleczawa And Peter Wilkinson, SEAC STudent and Sustainability Institute Student Ambassador wrote an op-ed for Foster's Daily Democrat promoting a National Wildlife Federation they're bringing to UNH:
"Mascot Madness: UNH’s Wildcats in a Fight for Their Lives"
2014 UNHSI Climate Fellowships Announced
APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 24th BY 5 PM EST
We are excited to announce this year's Climate Fellowship opportunities! The UNHSI Climate Fellowship Program -- formally the Clean Air - Cool Planet Climate Fellowship Program -- pairs outstanding graduate students or recent grads with important projects that will propel the US toward a low-carbon future. Fellows spend 10 weeks during the summer working on meaningful, challenging projects at...Read More
The University of New Hampshire has a well-developed transportation system that includes the reputable Wildcat Transit and Campus Connector systems. However, parking at UNH has tended to be a more troublesome topic, due to the lack of a balanced parking permit system. As UNH continues to work towards its goal of becoming a sustainable institution, it’s crucial that unsustainable facets of the university are adjusted. Parking permit pricing, particularly that of faculty permits, is a...Read More
Big news: Clean Air-Cool Planet will be dissolving in 2014, but two of its signature programs -- the Climate Fellows Program and the Campus Carbon Calculator -- will live on at the Sustainability Institute at UNH.
Developed in partnership with the Sustainability Institute in 2000, the Campus Carbon Calculator is used by thousands of campuses and institutions across the United States and abroad to track their greenhouse gas emissions. More than 90 percent of the U.S. colleges and universities...Read More
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)
Contact: Amy Cunningham, Discovery Program, firstname.lastname@example.org
Film screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary Chasing Ice, the...Read More
I first sat down to write this post as one blog entry. I quickly realized, though, that this topic has many layers, and focusing on each in shorter entries will be better. Daughter and wife of hunters, lover of venison, I want to share the ways hunting connects people firsthand the effects of climate change, and teaches a deeper appreciation for meat and food. We’ll also explore the stereotypes and stigmas to hunting I’ve experienced, and look at its history and culture as well. Hopefully by...Read More
Recently I took some time off to visit Portland, Oregon. I heard some pretty awesome things about sustainability in the city, so I was excited to see just how well it stacked up to its reputation.
In many ways, Portland does not fail to deliver on the sustainability front. I was able to easily get from the airport to the city center via their light rail system. From the city center I had the option to take buses, street cars, and light rail in and around the Greater Portland area. All of the...Read More
As UNH Wildcats, it seems quite fitting that our plan to reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions is named WildCAP. UNH’s Climate Action Plan (CAP or WildCAP) is a direct result of our Climate Education Initiative (CEI), in which the university has committed to a sustainable energy future via greenhouse gas emissions reduction policies, practices, research and education. The Office of Sustainability Programs (OSP) was originally created in 1998 to house the CEI, and after going through several...Read More
Congratulations to Chris, Jocelyn and Catie for winning the Earth Day contest we held today with @UofNH! All three students told us they do great things for the environment, from carpooling to using reusable water bottles and coffee mugs to starting a new sustainability and business student group.
At UNH, even our Wildcat knows how to go green, drinking tap water out of a reusable bottle. Happy Earth Day from UNH!