Wednesday and Thursday of this past week, the Sidore lecture series took place in Huddleston. The theme of this year’s series was “Sustainability Unbound”, the goal being to free the concept of sustainability from its mainstream and often narrow-minded definition. The series featured five speakers, Melissa Lane, Lewis Hyde, Jeff Todd Titon, Enrique Leff, and Rafique Keshavjee, who enlightened us on a variety of topics. Unfortunately I was only able to attend three of the lectures, but I feel...Read More
BIG congrats to UNHstudents Jessica Daigle ’13 and Bobby Lambert ’10, ’12G, the image and video winners, respectively, of our first annual “What Sustainability Means to Me” student video and image contest!
Each has won $500, and their work – along with other student submissions – is on display through April 4, 2012, at the Museum of Art at UNH.
Make sure you check out all the video entries and image entries online. We announced the winners Wednesday at the Museum of Art.
Video winner...Read More
This week is a big one for sustainability at UNH.
Today we begin "Sustainability Unbound," the 2011-2012 Sidore Lecture Series. Please join us today and tomorrow for lectures by several amazing humanities and liberal arts scholars. All lectures are free, open to the public, and in the Huddleston Hall ballroom.
And today at 12 noon in the Museum of Art, UNH (A219 PCAC) we'll be announcing the winners of UNH's very first "What Sustainability Means to Me" Student Video and Image Contest. Please...Read More
The professors developing courses for the Sustainability Dual Major Program recently reconvened to discuss their progress as well as their latest reading on sustainability. For this month they read chapter three from Melissa Lane’s book, “Eco-Republic”. The chapter focused on the idea of negligibility. By negligibility Lane is referring to the common sentiment of the general public that the individual is so small a unit that his or her efforts towards the achievement of a particular goal...Read More
This year is UNH's first student video and image contest on sustainability. Under the theme "What Sustainability Means to Me," we asked students to put their creative talents to use in video and digital imagery, and they came through with flying colors. Now it's YOUR turn to help us choose our top winners!
From now until March 16, visit our contest on Facebook, YouTube (for the videos), or Flickr (for the images). The like or comment on your favorites. The three videos and three images with the...Read More
Yesterday I was able to tag along on Siobhan Senier’s “Indigenous New England: Early Native American Literature” class trip to Hopkinton, Warner, and Bradford as they explored the local Abenaki basket weaving tradition. We stopped at the Hopkinton Historical Society, the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum, and the home of Abenaki basket makers Sherry and Bill Gould. Nancy Chabot, the assistant at the Hopkinton Historical Society, led our tours through both the historical society and the Indian...Read More
This past Wednesday “Greener Taste of Greater Durham” took place in the Mub Granite State Room. Local businesses and student organizations participated in the event, the focus of which was to get the word out about sustainable initiatives and incentives to buy local. I spoke with a representative of The Green Launching Pad, the organization that hosted the event, in order to get a feel for the motivations behind it. The idea was that it would make the general student population aware of the...Read More
This week I was able to go see the Chris Jordan exhibit in Paul Creative Arts Center, called “Running the Numbers”. Chris Jordan’s unique work uses digitally constructed images to depict the culture of waste that is so pervasive in American culture. The photographs use statistically based numbers of various products like plastic bottles to create larger images. The true value of the photographs lies in the impact of seeing a statistic come to life. When we read or hear that one million...Read More
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New UNH Sustainability Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica Launches this SummerSustainable development and eco-tourism. Spanish language and Latin American studies. Corporate social responsibility and community service. These are just a few of the topics UNH students can immerse themselves in learning this summer as part of UNH’s new study abroad program in Costa Rica -- all while experiencing the biological and cultural richness of this beautiful country...Read More
This week I was able to interview Courtney Marshall, one of the professors developing a course for the Sustainability dual major. She is part of the English Women’s Studies department. The tentative title for the course she is working on is “Race, Gender, and Environmental Justice.” Currently the course is a work in progress, and one of the ideas Professor Marshall is developing involves sustainability in American prisons. She provided me with a very interesting background on the subject. ...Read More