...I wanted to provide a summary of the posts from the semester and the goals I had hoped to achieve. This project began as part of a required Sustainable Living internship for which I chose to work with the Sustainability academy on their upcoming initiative to create a program connecting sustainability with the humanities. I was very excited about this opportunity because I had been looking for a venue in which to study the relationship between culture and sustainability. Within the...Read More
This week is the UNH Undergraduate Research Conference - an important and really wonderful annual event. Each year, more and more students showcase research related to sustainability, and this year is no exception.
We wanted to bring to your attention a special session of tomorrow's URC - the Ethnic Studies Promo 2012 - to encourage you to attend and to bring students to attend this Friday.
Often the cultural and social aspects of sustainability are not as visible as its "green" aspects. But...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.
This past Monday I interviewed Joelle Ruby Ryan, the last of the professors developing courses for the Sustainability and Humanities partnership. She is a lecturer for the women’s studies department, typically offering “Introduction to Women's Studies”, “Gender, Power, and Privilege”, and “Transgender Feminism”. The course she is working on focuses on the global sex industry, and will be called "The Global Sex Industry: Exploring Transnational Feminism, Ecocriticism and Sex Worker Rights." ...Read More
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
I have devoted a few posts to the discussion of the courses being developed for the Sustainability Dual Major. Faculty fellow Siobhan Senier has also created a course that will ideally be incorporated into the program once it is completed. It is typically the Introduction to American Studies Course, but the topic will be Sustainability in New England and Beyond. Essentially it is a course focusing on culture and sustainability. It will study the sustainability of cultural groups both...Read More
The Rockingham County complex is located in Brentwood, NH in a fairly isolated area. It consists of an assisted living facility and nursing home, as well as the jail and other county facilities. I have been an employee of the county Department of Finance at the complex for almost a year now, but it was not until very recently that I became aware of their many initiatives to be energy efficient and sustainable. Upon inquiring about new construction on the site, I learned about the recently-...Read More
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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
This week I was able to meet with Susan Curry, another professor in the classics who is developing a course for the Sustainability Dual Major program. When asked what sparked her desire to participate in the course development process, Curry said that she had not considered it until the Faculty Fellow from last year, Dr Stephen Trzaskoma, pointed out that the theme of sustainability ran through much of her research up to this point. An example of this that I found particularly interesting is...Read More
This is Colleen, the new administrative assistant at Sustainability Academy. I’d like to share a pretty neat phenomenon that is happening right now: the tiny house movement.
Since the economic recession some people have been reflecting on the growing size of American homes and the efficiency and ecological footprint of their construction. A movement has evolved out of this discussion to build and/or inhabit small homes. There are many leaders of this movement, including Jay...Read More