Mission of the Sustainability Institute at UNH

Learning in Action

Home to the nation's oldest endowed program, sustainability has long been a core value of the University of New Hampshire. It shapes our culture, informs our behavior, and is a guiding principle of everything we do. The Sustainability Institute was developed to reflect this belief system, and act as convener, cultivator and champion of sustainability on campus, in the state and region, and around the world.

Since our inception in 1997, our mission has been to collaborate with faculty, staff, students and external partners to integrate sustainablity across UNH's curriculum, operations, research and engagement. We strive to bring people and ideas together to make UNH a model sustainable learning community that engages with our state, region, and national and international partners to advance sustainability.


More Information

  • What is sustainability?
  • UNH sustainability book
  • "Breaking Silos, Transforming Lives, Reimagining UNH"
  • "Higher Education & Sustainability: universities can have no greater mission than this" by Dr. Tom Kelly (April 2008)
  •  History of UNHSI