The UNH Undergraduate Research Conference and Graduate Research Conference are finally here!
All this week, come to campus to learn about student research on everything from sustainability in higher education to urban farming, solar power in NH to sustainable development in Costa Rica, water pumping windmills to photograph of the disadvantaged in our state, and much more!
Undergraduate Research Conference 2011
Graduate Research Conference 2011
See you there!
Check it out! Stories on a rolling regional food summit held by Food Solutions New England and their new documentary "Voices From the Field: Perspectives on Food System Access," news for UNH students on move-out recycling and a new health and wellness survey (and prizes!), and our latest "Profile in Sustainability" on Corey Johnson '11.
Read and enjoy!
I thought I'd show you an article I enjoyed about the future of Earth's food and where it comes from. The article from www.grist.org talks about why industrial agriculture, is not necessarily the only way that we can support ourselves in the future, unfortunately, it is commonly believed to be. Check out the original article here.
I feel that this is one of the great issues of our time, and because it is almost invisible it is an easy problem to avoid. I'm sure many of you know about all of the...Read More
I think you all have noticed the air outside is getting warmer and the sun is shining brighter! Spring is in the air and it couldn't come soon enough! Following suit with all this great weather there are some great activities going around campus I'd love to talk about.
Taking place tomorrow at 3:15 in G46 James Hall the Sustainable Agriculture and Food System Seminar series continues. This week Adam Davis will be presenting on "Systems Research in Sustainable Agriculture: Search for New...Read More
Oxfam UNH will be holding UNH's first International Bazaar on April 11th from 6 to 8 PM in the MUB Strafford room. This collaborative event involves over ten other student organizations and will display the cultures of 13 different countries from across the world. The Bazaar will feature Haiti, Uganda, Bolivia, Burma, Pakistan, The United States, Honduras, Colombia, Iran, and more.
This raises an important point about sustainability not always considered. The emphasis placed on thinking...Read More
Food Solutions New England and the Sustainability Academy have teamed up to create "Voices from the Field: Perspectives on Food System Access". This film highlights the lives of three New Hampshire families struggling to maintain adequate and healthy diets, on a minimal budget. The video show the strength and resourcefulness that it takes to help them meet basic, nutritious dietary needs. See how they make local programs work for them to benefit and supplement low income budgets.
Listening to our speakers at our first 2011 New England Food Summit panel on building a regional vision and collaboration around food, I'm struck by a point made by panelist David Schwartz, campaign coordinator of the Real Food Challenge: who controls what we put in our body?
Say you live in New England and want to support local fishermen and women buy eating local seafood -- which, by the way, is healthy for your body and our local economy. According to Ken LaValley of NH Seagrant Extension...Read More
Stay tuned all those who care about New England food!
Food Solutions New England is convening the New England Food Summit 2011 of delegates from across all six New England states and the entire food system (from farm to fork to health and nutrition), and we'll be blogging, Tweeting, Facebooking, and doing all things live from the summit!
To stay in the loop:
Follow our blog and the category "NE Food Summit 2011."
Visit the summit website: http://newenglandfoodsummit.weebly.com/
Like the Food...Read More
We have three intriguing discussions all coming to UNH next week that I would love to point out to everyone.
Next Wednesday (February 23) from 12-1, in the MUB room 330/332, the Carsey Institute Spring 2011 Brown Bag Lunch Seminars will discuss Do You Believe the Climate is Changing? Partisanship, Understanding, and Public Opinion. Bring your lunch and join in for some interesting talk. The presentation will go over "key findings, especially on the complex interrelationships among climate-...Read More