Profiles in Sustainability

Alumni

Corey Johnson

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 engaged...

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Elizabeth Joseph

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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Laura Joseph

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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Christopher Keely

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

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 indepth...

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Erin Thesing

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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Community Partner

Kate Donald

Kate Donald

Stout Oak Farm
How did your work at the University Office of Sustainability (UOS) influence your work as a NH farmer and visa versa? When I'm at the farm, I'm focused on the physical work of growing food. While I love this work, it's also important to me that I feel connected to the community beyond the farm and...

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Faculty

Joanne Burke

Dr. Joanne Burke

Molecular, Cellular & Biomedial Sciences
Why is nutrition an important part of sustainability? Nutrition and sustainability are inextricably linked. Healthy soils and waterways and environmentally respectful food production give rise to wholesome foods, supporting our health and nutritional well-being. Social, economic, cultural and...

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Rosemary Caron

Dr. Rosemary Caron

Health Management & Policy
How are climate, ecology, and health linked? There are numerous determinants of health, and it is important to understand how these can interact in order to preserve a high quality environment for our health.  Using Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus as examples, we have witnessed how ecological...

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Meghan Howey

Dr. Meghan Howey

Anthropology
Why did you decide to become a UNHSI faculty fellow this year? UNHSI's approach is unique in that it considers culture a key factor in sustainability.  I decided being a faculty fellow offered an exciting way to be involved in this work and to extend the cultural component of UNHSI's efforts at UNH...

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David Kaye

David Kaye - Profile in Sustainability

Theatre & Dance
Department of Theatre & Dance  Many people think of sustainability as encompassing just the sciences. How do you describe the unique relationship between culture and sustainability?  A sustainable future requires us to ask a fundamental question: what do we really need to live a good life? This...

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Mary Malone

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 ability...

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Margaret McCabe

Margaret McCabe

UNH Law
Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Academic Administration and Special Projects at UNH Law UNHSI Food & Society Faculty Scholar Why 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...

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Sheila McNamee

Dr. Sheila McNamee - Profile in Sustainability

Communication
Professor in Communication and UNHSI Culture & Sustainability Faculty Fellow What role do you see the UNH Culture and Sustainability Task Force playing on campus? To me the Culture and Sustainability Task Force (CAST) should become the pivotal catalyst for generating and maintaining a UNH...

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Michael Palace

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 Sciences UNHSI Biodiversity Education Initiative Faculty Fellows Tell us about your research and how it advances sustainability. My research involves tropical ecology, landscape ecology...

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