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If you are a UNH administrator, faculty member, staff member, or current student, we want to hear from you.
How well are we doing communicating about sustainability with you? What sustainability information (on what topics?) do you need to in order to include sustainability in what you do every day on campus? And how do you want to get this information: Websites? Facebook? Twitter? From professors or the administration face-to-face? All or none of the above?
UNH's Organic Garden Club invites any and all to join them this Thursday (April 9) to help build a high tunnel -- a low-tech sort of greenhouse crucial to growing warm-weather crops in our chilly climate -- at their farm between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
"This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in sustainable agriculture or the OGC to learn some skills necessary to build season extension facilities on a small scale," says OGC farm manager (and UNH senior) Ben Tillinghast, who sweetens the...Read More
Reading the blog entries of our first cohort of UNH Sustainability Internship Program (SIP) students is like an espresso shot of inspiration. They are working on the coolest projects for sustainability leaders across New Hampshire like Clean Air - Cool Planet, the Mount Washington Resort, and the New Hampshire Sustainable Lodging and Restaurant Program. They are learning about sustainability through discussions, field trips, and and events and lectures on campus. They are blogging.
And they...Read More
The recent issue of the UNH Magazine has a piece called "Bear Baiting" in which faculty from across campus are asked to comment on the current recession felt round the globe.
It strikes me just how many of these faculty are urging us to use today's economic crisis as a wake up call to do things differently. Call it sustainability carpe diem: there's no better time than now to embrace transformational change and integrate sustainability throughout all that we do.
From supporting middle class...Read More
Posted on behalf of Nina Harris (interning at Clean Air - Cool Planet) and Kimberly Rogers (interning at the NH Carbon Challenge) as part of UNH's new Sustainability Internship Program. You can see the original postings on the UNH Career Center blog.
Nina: "I'll be working with Clean Air - Cool Planet (CACP), a non-profit based in Portsmouth, NH that focuses on finding climate change solutions for corporations, campuses, and communities. CACP is committed to advocacy, creating policy change,...Read More
As part of UNH's Spring 2009 Sustainability Speaker Series, today we are very lucky and excited to have Dennis Meadows on campus. He will be speaking at 4 PM in 240 DeMeritt Hall on "Four Conceptual Mistakes that Block New Policies for Sustainability."
Dr. Meadows has written or co-authored 10 books on systems, futures, and educational games, which have been translated into more than 30 languages -- the most famous of which is Limits To Growth, the 30-year update of which was published in 2004...Read More
If you're part of the growing number of people who use Facebook to do everything from connect with friends to add fun items to your social calendar, you're in luck: sustainability at UNH now has a Facebook group!
It's called SustainableYouNH -- as in you play an important role in making UNH the model sustainable learning community it is today and will become tomorrow.
Click here to find us on Facebook!
At the Sustainable YouNH Facebook group you can post discussion items, find upcoming...Read More
UNH is participating along with 215 schools nationwide in a 10 week recycling and waste minimization competition, RecycleMania 2009. The competition started January 18th and will go until March 28th. UNH has already advanced from 91st in the first week to 75th in the second. Every week the amount of recyclables and solid waste that the UNH faculty, staff, and students generate is tallied and entered on the RecycleMania website. So each week we have a chance to improve our standing and get ahead...Read More
In today's tough economic times, students have to do everything they can to stand out -- for future employers, graduate school programs, fellowships, you name it. As as UNH's own Dr. Ross Gittell of the UNH Whittemore School of Business and Economics has shown with recent research, "green industry" jobs make up 3.2% of New Hampshire's workforce -- and could grow with investments in alternative energy, transportation, and related technologies.
And when they leave higher education, they will have...Read More
Wondering how banana peels and takeout coffee cups will become a major energy source for UNH? Check out David Brooks's story about ECOline in yesterday's Nashua Telegraph. It's an in-depth look at the project that doesn't flinch from the chemistry involved in turning trash into treasure.