|Submission Date||July 27, 2017|
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Communications and Information Coordinator
The online home of the Sustainability Institute lists UNH sustainability related academic programs and courses, research, a calendar of events, social media, and resources for students, faculty, staff, the media, policymakers and much more. Sustainability tips are available for students and for faculty and staff.
The Sustainability Institute newsletter highlights how sustainability principles and practices are being integrated throughout UNH's research, education, and practice with local, state, regional, national, and international partners. Each issue shares interesting facts, easy-to-do tips, links to event calendars and social media, and more. The newsletter comes out twice a semester. UNHSI also send announcements for sustainability events and research.
The New Hampshire (TNH) is the student newspaper of the University of New Hampshire. Student reporters regularly cover sustainability. In addition, UNH professor Tom Haines had his journalism course cover New Hampshire and regional sustainability.
The Undergraduate Research Conference (URC), entering its 18th year in 2017, is a celebration of academic excellence at the University of New Hampshire. At the weeklong symposium, hundreds of UNH students from all academic disciplines present the results of their scholarly and creative research in one of over twenty professional and artistic venues campus-wide. Demonstrations, performances, and oral and poster presentations add to the excitement of the annual conference.
Each year, the presence of sustainability research at the URC grows. Students across disciplines and colleges present on their sustainability research on topics like renewable energy, local agriculture, health and nutrition, cultural heritage, climate change, biodiversity, environmental engineering, sustainable investment, and much more.
UNH has signage across campus highlighting sustainable features like LED lighting, the LEED Gold features of James Hall and the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, and TV's that display transit information and real-time energy use of buildings.
UNH Dining posts signage in dining halls about its local and regional sources for food along with nutrition information. The Sustainability Institute, Dining, and Student Senate have partnered to create a Take Less, Waste campaign. This campaign includes signage around campus and social media posts about not wasting food. UNH Dining is a leading member of the Menus of Change Program, which encourages students to make healthy dining choices.
The UNH Commuter Services website offers information for students living off campus. Within the 36-page Commuter Guide, there are several pages on Transportation Options at UNH (e.g., Wildcat Transit, Guaranteed Ride Home, Campus Connector Shuttles, Cat Cycles, The Downeaster, Safe Rides, etc.) as well as Seacoast area transportation options. There is also information about parking, storm closings, commuter programming, and much more. Additionally, UNHSI offers a webpage covering all sustainable transportation options at UNH. Transit schedules can be found at https://www.unh.edu/transportation/wildcat-transit
Signage exists across campus on designated bike lanes, walking paths, street crossings, and more.
UNSHI also offers "Sustainability Tips for Students." Here, students can learn more about water conservation, buying local food, how to join sustainability-related student organizations, etc. (http://sustainableunh.unh.edu/sites/sustainableunh.unh.edu/files/media/unhsi_flyer_students_revised_7-12-16.pdf)
UNHSI also releases Sustainability Briefings. Briefings can be written by faculty, students, or staff and cover any topic within sustainability.
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