Task Forces

UNHSI collaborates with departments and offices across campus to convene task forces in four key systems of sustainability: biodiversity, climate, food and culture. Through the lens of the system on which it's focused, each task force takes stock of how UNH is doing across curriculum, operations, research and engagement; builds relationships across campus; provides resources to the campus community; and makes recommendations to the UNH administration.

Ecosystem Task Force (biodiversity)

  • Mike Palace, Research Assistant Professor at the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space and UNHSI Faculty Fellow, Co-Chair
  • Doug Bencks, University Architect and Director of Campus Planning, Co-Chair

Energy Task Force (climate)

  • Paul Chamberlin, Associate Vice President for Facilities, Chair

Sustainable Food System Task Force (food)

  • Margaret McCabe, Profess of Law at UNH Law and UNHSI Faculty Fellow, Chair

Culture and Sustainability Task Force (culture)

  • Meghan Howey, Assistant Professor in Anthropology and UNHSI Faculty Fellow, Co-Chair
  • Jessica Fish, Coordinator Special Student Projects in Race and Ethnic Studies, Co-Chair
  • Sheila McNamee, Professor of Communication, Co-Chair (Starting Spring 2014)