Currently I am working within New Brunswick, New Jersey, just a few miles over from my hometown. I am working in conjuncture with Rutgers University, investigating how small businesses within the state can adapt to climate change. Most within the state have vivid memories of the damage that occurs to their area from hurricanes, especially Hurricane Sandy. The devastation, lose of life, property, and business, is not something that one readily forgets.
My job is not to meditate those damages,...Read More
Here at UNH, we are privileged enough to be able to turn on the faucet and have clean, safe, drinking water at our disposals. A virtually unlimited amount of water. Then why do we insist on buying case after case of Poland Springs water, or Fiji water. Because that’s what we were ‘brain-washed’ to do. In order to make a bunch of money on something as little, but important, as water, companies such as Nestle decided to bottle it up, slap a picture of a beautiful mountainside stream, and say that...Read More
With one hand gripping a Cup-O-Noodles and the other scrolling through job postings, I feel like an embodiment of the senior-in-college experience. We arrive on campus as freshmen, excited to broaden our horizons, learn, and, of course, become a gainfully employed graduate someday. As graduation approaches, however, many of us find ourselves scrambling to enter industries in which we are told the only way to get your “foot in the door” is by working for free. What we find in our late night,...Read More
I am a 2013 alumna of UNH, having graduated with a dual major in Anthropology and Sustainability, and worked for the UNHSI during my time in Durham. I moved to Arizona this past August to begin a Master’s of Sustainable Solutions at ASU, in which I am focusing on policy solutions at the community and international level. I recently had the opportunity to attend the 52nd UN Commission on Social Development as a delegate representing SustainUs, a youth empowerment NGO.
Empowerment has been a...Read More
The University of New Hampshire has a well-developed transportation system that includes the reputable Wildcat Transit and Campus Connector systems. However, parking at UNH has tended to be a more troublesome topic, due to the lack of a balanced parking permit system. As UNH continues to work towards its goal of becoming a sustainable institution, it’s crucial that unsustainable facets of the university are adjusted. Parking permit pricing, particularly that of faculty permits, is a...Read More
Bike racks are scattered throughout campus. Our sustainable community likes to embrace the alternative form of transportation and racks are found near most campus buildings. However, typical bike racks are not necessarily pleasing to the eye. To address this, many places around the country have set up bike rack art sculptures to add an intrigue to the environment. The Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Ken Fuld, was visiting his son’s west coast campus when he was first introduced to a new...Read More
Those who are closest to the growing, or in this case hunting, of food are often the people seeing first and most the effects of climate change.
Deer eat and move to keep warm, as all animals do. Thus, if we’re having an “unusually” warm day, they will instead take a nap in the sun, since they don’t have to expend any energy, why not save it up for later that night when it does get cold.
Not only does colder weather make them move around more, but snow aids in tracking them. Prints are easily...Read More
“Does your dad kill Bambi?” Please, don’t ask hunters or their family members that. First, people aren't killing fawns, and second, it just makes people feel bad. Besides, if you eat other types of meat, I don’t see how it’s any different. Because I feel as though the person asking is just doing this to rile me, I usually answer this question by saying no, they hunt Bambi’s dad, who was already dead in the movie anyway, so no harm no foul.
Hunters and hunting culture have a lot of stigmas...Read More
On Monday, October 21, 2013, Race and Ethnic Studies, The Black Student Union, and The Sustainability Institute's Task Force for Culture and Sustainability hosted the film Soul Food Junkies. This film was part of the 3rd Annual UNH Month of Food Citizenship, a collaborative community-wide effort on focusing on the myriad of topics related to the food system.
The film focuses on soul food’s connection to African American culture. Byron Hunt, a man raised by two parents from Georgia, directs and...Read More
5 students were arrested in Durham on Thursday night after the Red Sox won the World Series, 3 were arrested at Plymouth state, and a student was injured by a thrown rock in Keene (WMUR).
I was a sophomore at Simmons College in Boston when we beat the curse in 2004. We were some of the first to run down the street to celebrate a night I will never forget. We had the advantage of being very close to the park and would get there early enough that the scene was mostly jumping up and down, high-...Read More