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
We are excited to announce another generous and insightful gift to our office.
This week, we announced a $1 million gift to our office to establish the Thomas W. Haas Professorship in Sustainable Food Systems. The gift from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation was generated from a donor-advised fund established by Durham philanthropist Tom Haas.
The focus of the Haas professorship will be on leading Food Solutions New England, a public-private partnership that promotes collective action to...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
Tomorrow, at long last, Food Day will be here. In recognition of the occasion, Rob Everts, Co-President of Equal Exchange, will be coming to UNH to share the Equal Exchange model in his talk: “Equal Exchange: A Radical Model for Global Food, Farming and Business.” The talk will take place in the Mub Theater from 4:00-5:15. To provide some background on Equal Exchange, it is a food co-op born here in New England that pioneered the fair trade concept. They began with coffee in 1986 and...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.
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
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