Profiles in Sustainability

Alumni

Corey Johnson '11

Business Administration Major, Sustainable Living Minor
How did you get involved in sustainability at UNH while an undergraduate student? My interest and involvement with sustainability at UNH began in a course on global environmental change (ESCI 405) taught by Dr. Cameron Wake and Dr. Tom Kelly. Since then, it has been a pleasure to remain ...

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Laura Joseph '11

Anthropology
Tell us about this year's Energy Waste Watch Challenge. What's one simple thing we can do on campus to save energy? This year we will be competing in the Campus Conservation Nationals, running from November 1 to 19, against other colleges and universities in the nation to see who can reduce their...

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Elizabeth Joseph '08


What have you learned as a member of the UNH Organic Garden Club? I have learned how hard it is to grow your own food! Especially to do so in a way that does not compromise the integrity of the soil, animals, plants, people, and collectively the land. I’ve witnessed the abundant harvest that...

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Christopher Keely '10

Natural Resources
What have you learned by interning at the University Office of Sustainability (UOS) and being part of UNH's Sustainability Internship Program (SIP)? Working at UOS has provided me with a deeper understanding of and appreciation for how sustainability comes to life at UNH and what sustainability...

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Rebecca Lehr '09

Environmental Science
How have you helped UNH's Energy Task Force (ETF) develop WildCAP, the University's Climate Action Plan? I have sat on the Energy Task Force (ETF) for the last year and have taken two independent study courses with Dr. Cameron Wake working on WildCAP.  For my senior capstone course I did an...

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Erin Thesing '10

Anthropology
What do the Ecological Advocates do? We are a student group that advances a culture of conscientiousness and sustainability within and beyond UNH. Each fall, we help organize the Student Energy Waste Watch Challenge in which on-campus halls and apartments compete to reduce energy and water use....

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Student

Evan Girard '13

Environmental and Resource Economics
What is the main goal of the Real Food Challenge?The goal of the Real Food Challenge is to receive the written commitment of college and university presidents and directors of dining operations, including here at UNH, to engage students, faculty, and staff in steadily increasing procurement of "...

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Tegan O'Neill '14

Political Science
Class of 2014, Major in Political ScienceWhat will you be doing as an intern at the Sustainability Institute at UNH (UNHSI)?I am excited to be joining UNHSI as an intern this fall. I will be working on student outreach projects, including blogging, mapping, and finding creative ways to get...

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Ryley Paquette '14

Environmental Engineering
Environmental Engineering and Aerospace Studies What are you doing as an intern at the Sustainability Institute at UNH?I am responsible for updating data about the University's sustainability in order to complete reports such as the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating...

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Faculty

Dr. Michael Palace

Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space
Research Assistant Professor, UNH Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space and UNH Department of Earth SciencesUNHSI Biodiversity Education Initiative Faculty FellowsTell us about your research and how it advances sustainability.My research involves tropical ecology, landscape ecology,...

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Margaret McCabe

UNH Law
Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Academic Administration and Special Projects at UNH LawUNHSI Food & Society Faculty ScholarWhy is law so important when thinking about our food system?Our food system is largely shaped by federal law — whether the Farm Bill or the Food Safety Modernization...

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Alison Watts

Civil Engineering
Research Assistant Professor in Civil EngineeringSustainability Research Collaboratory Faculty ScholarTell us about the research you do around water.I am working on water-related issues at a variety of scales and locations. Locally, I am involved with research which supports residents and...

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Mary Malone, Associate Professor

Political Science
Associate Professor in Political Science Tell us about you scholarship in Latin America. How does it connect to sustainability?I study the impact of crime on politics in Latin America. In the region the issue of crime is very, very important, as skyrocketing crime rates have crippled the...

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Staff

Elisabeth Farrell

Sustainability Institute
 What do you do at the Sustainability Institute at UNH (UNHSI)?I'm a project manager at UNHSI, where I oversee a range of projects and initiatives across curriculum, operations, research, and engagement at UNH. I'm involved in many different areas, from our Food Solutions New England and...

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Michael Welch

Information Technology
Information Technologist in UNH ITHow can people be more sustainable with their IT choices and behavior?We can start by making informed choices when considering computer purchases. We consume fewer resources and create less waste by upgrading existing computers and buying fewer devices. When buying...

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