This week, an historic resignation by Pope Benedict XVI was announced. While he is known for conservatism and, many have said, not leading the church into a new century; I learned through the news this week that he is considered the first Green Pope.
He may be the most prominent religious leader to do this, but other priests and pastors have also begun a conversation about the connection between followers and nature, and God and nature, and a broader message of living peaceably and sustainably...Read More
Sustainability is something that we try to emanate through choices we make in our daily lives. An example of a way we can do this is through our diets. Eating organic, vegetarian, and vegan are all examples of sustainable diets, but often not without their own exceptions. In terms of operations and large-scale farming, reports have shown that adopting a vegan diet can have more impact on reducing carbon emissions than purchasing a hybrid car. I myself am not a vegan, but like many struggle...Read More
Companies are doing more to address climate change, according to the annual rating of consumer brands performed by Climate Counts, an affiliated program of the Sustainability Institute at the University of New Hampshire. The latest scoring results show that 66 percent of companies rated have publicly available climate and energy strategies, compared to just 25 percent in 2007, the year the organization began rating companies.
“When the financial crisis hit, it was as if the climate discussion...Read More
As Thanksgiving approaches, while everyone looks forward to the few extra days of freedom from school and work, most are equally excited for the feasting that will ensue. Whether its pumpkin pie, butternut squash, or stuffing, we all have that favorite dish we wait for all year long (or is it just me?) As the title suggests, this holiday asks of its participants to feel gratitude for what we have while enjoying the company of friends and family; but be it good or bad, the very essence of...Read More
College move-in weekend is fast approaching. In a couple of weeks, parents and students will descend upon campuses everywhere, arriving in cars full of dorm essentials. And every year, many of them bring at least one 24-pack of bottled water. Of all the things one needs for a dorm room, this extra weight to carry up the stairs is not one of them. Understandably, drinking water is essential; however, bottled water is not. UNH is striving to be as sustainable as it possible, but a large part of...Read More
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Sustainable Stories: A Reporting Project by Students in the UNH Journalism ProgramSustainability is not an easy word to spell, let alone cover in the fast-paced world of today’s journalism.
But UNH Assistant Professor Tom Haines and his English 66: Advanced Newswriting class tackled the topic with flying colors this spring via Sustainability Stories at sustainu.org. Their stories of real people and issues in the Seacoast area cover everything from...Read More
Lots going on this week in celebration of Earth Day!
You can find a full list of UNH Durham events HERE.
Questions? Contact SEAC's Earth Day Coordinator, Fiona Gettinger, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNH Named to Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges
For the fifth year in a row, UNH was named one of the nation’s most sustainable colleges by The Princeton Review.
UNH was chosen based on its commitment to sustainability in academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation. UNH is included in the free downloadable book “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition,” available at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide.
On behalf of...Read More
The UNH Sustainability Stewards and UNH Cycling Team have united to offer a FREE bike clinic TODAY from 11 AM - 2 PM outside the MUB. Bring your bike for a tune-up and then sign up for our month-long Wildcat Commuter Challenge starting May! You could win prizes for commuting sustainably to and from UNH!
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UNH Sustainbility Stewards Announce Wildcat Commuter ChallengeThis May, don't be part of the 85% of UNH faculty and staff who drive alone to work. Prepare to leave your car behind - and win big prizes by doing so!
The UNH Sustainability Stewards, a faculty and staff group on campus committed to educating their colleagues about sustainability practices and issues, is hosting its first Wildcat Commuter Challenge for UNH faculty and staff this May and June...Read More