Written By: Raija Bushnell, UNHSI Ted Smith Climate Fellow
How do you communicate about climate change in Montana? From what I have learned in my three weeks of living here, it is by not saying “climate change.”
To begin broadly, I would like to first acknowledge that the issue of communicating climate change is not unique to Montana. This past spring the Smithsonian Magazine published an article titled “Why Doesn't Anyone Know How to Talk About Global Warming?” The article discussed how, despite all the information and facts being presented by...Read More
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"
With one hand gripping a Cup-O-Noodles and the other scrolling through job postings, I feel like an embodiment of the senior-in-college experience. We arrive on campus as freshmen, excited to broaden our horizons, learn, and, of course, become a gainfully employed graduate someday. As graduation approaches, however, many of us find ourselves scrambling to enter industries in which we are told the only way to get your “foot in the door” is by working for free. What we find in our late night,...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
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, email@example.com
Film screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary Chasing Ice, the...Read More
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In our house, it was normal to have dad relive the story of how each deer was caught over a delicious venison meal. Each kill has it’s own uniqueness to it, whether taking a long time to track, or drag, or has a funny story, reminiscing over the meal did not make us sad or grossed out, but made us happy and more appreciative of what we were eating.
One year it took crossing a brook that had a canoe on either side, my dad and uncle both got into one, picked up the other, rowed both...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
On Monday, October 21, 2013, Race and Ethnic Studies, The Black Student Union, and The Sustainability Institute's Task Force for Culture and Sustainability hosted the film Soul Food Junkies. This film was part of the 3rd Annual UNH Month of Food Citizenship, a collaborative community-wide effort on focusing on the myriad of topics related to the food system.
The film focuses on soul food’s connection to African American culture. Byron Hunt, a man raised by two parents from Georgia, directs and...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
Moving through our daily schedules, we often overlook the history of our environment. As a public university, our campus has hosted many government events, but did you know that we housed military trainees in the last year of World War I? Hundreds of young men who had been drafted arrived on campus in late spring of 1918 to uphold their patriotic duty. The men arrived at UNH to learn a skilled trade. Instead of becoming a front-line soldier, they would train to become an engineer, electrician...Read More