UNH is poised as a leader in sustainability; its program in Ecogastronomy received national recognition in the New York Times last month. There is growing demand among students nationally for programs incorporating sustainability, and UNH has experienced rapid growth over the past few years in programs like Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Engineering. As mentioned in posts prior to this one, a potential Sustainability Dual Major is currently in development for future implementation...Read More
Last night, I was fortunate enough to attend the "Celebrating the Sustainable Local Food Network" at Young's Restaurant in downtown Durham. The food was absolutely delicious, (omeletes, sandwiches, and the best apple crisp I have ever had), but even more so, the people at event were inspiring. It wasn't necessarily the speeches that were made, as the fact that there were so many people gathered in one room to talk about local food and support each other in the local community.
There is...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
Only a week and a half left to submit your videos/photos for the Sustainability Academy's Student Video/Photo contest.
Win $500! Have your work displayed at the UNH Museum, online, AND at the Timberland headquarters. (That's right, Timberland boots).
Submit to us at http://www.sustainableunh.unh.edu/contest by March 2nd.
We can't wait to see your work!
Interested? Below is the course description of James Finley's class. For any questions, his email is below.
English 401.24 Writing Sustainability MW 4:10-5:30
UNH has been recognized as a “sustainable learning community,” part of an increasingly crucial and increasingly global conversation about how to improve quality of life in ways that do not have negative consequences for future generations. Nearly everyone is debating sustainability issues, including politicians, economists, scientists,...Read More
Presidential Candidate Jon Huntsman will be discussing energy policy in the Strafford Room from 1-2 p.m. on November 1st. All are welcome to join this hot topic discussion!
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VOTE NOW! Dan Winans is one of the Real Food Awards Finalists! Here is a link to the website: http://realfoodchallenge.org/programs/awards/finalists There will be one winner for each category and winners will be chosen by a group of students and staff who are involved with Real Food Challenge at the national and regional levels. The decision will be heavily informed by public voting and comments. So vote, and spread the word! Voting closes on November 9, 2011 and winners will be released on...Read More
You know how being a college student with a car generally means you've inherited the family sedan with the falling off exhaust pipe, the muffler dragging on the ground, and the atrocious fuel economy? (Seriously, how many hours of your life are spent at the gas station watching your money slowly drip into a fuel tank?) Oh, and of course, UNH students know well the feeling of waiting for the West Edge bus and the joys of Winter Parking Ban. We shall say no more.
None of this is a reality if...Read More
This weekend, en route to a wedding in Toronto, Canada, I drove past a large windfarm in a town called Clinton, NY (very far north and remote). I had seen windfarms in France a few years ago, but this was the first time I had seen a windfarm in the U.S., and definitely the first time I've seen one of such size. It was extremely cool.[gallery]
The U.S. currently has the wind capacity to power 2.4 million homes, and is on the trajectory to power 20 percent of U.S. homes using wind energy by...Read More
This week UNH received our rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) program. Though, we’re received awards and recognition before this one really means a lot to us. STARS is the first ranking/rating program for sustainability in higher education that is based on rigorous publicly reported data. The ranking system was created and tested by so many campus across the country that are...Read More