Sustainability

Studying the impact of invasive green crabs on shellfish in Great Bay Estuary
Kelsey Meyer is a doctoral student in COLSA’s biological sciences: marine biology Ph.D. program. She currently spends a lot of time traversing Great Bay in a small boat, collecting invasive green crabs, baiting traps and monitoring tiles for oyster spat.
COLSA Well Represented Among Winners
In 2021, the UNH Sustainability Institute launched the UNH Sustainability Awards, which recognizes activities and achievements that best embody the principles and practices of sustainability.
COLSA student follows her passion
Mary Kate Munley's love of the sea has motivated her work monitoring Loggerhead sea turtles nesting along the coast of Florida and studying the state’s stone crab population.
Food insecurity concerns lead to change in major
Alexandra Papadakis ’21 has long been interested in food. When she started at UNH, she thought that interest would take her in the direction of how it’s grown, harvested, marketed, consumed. Then she started thinking more about hunger.
Changemaker in Training
Tori Wyman ’21 is a Business Administration major and Environmental Conservation and Sustainability minor. She recently completed her second summer internship through UNH's Social Innovation Internship program. 
UNH's integrated approach to sustainability education, research, and practice
If you told 18-year-old Kendall Gray she would present her research on her university’s energy infrastructure alongside University of New Hampshire (UNH) president James Dean, she would not have believed you.
Enticed by environment, economics and opportunity
Vincent Pagano ’20 is an environmental conservation and sustainability major and economics minor from Epsom, New Hampshire. At UNH, Vincent has forged a challenging and exciting path that...
UNH alum on the front lines of the climate crisis
Kathryn Bennett '19 is working to understand what will happen to our planet as millennia-old permafrost thaws, releasing methane into the atmosphere.
In the Field
Alina Harris '19G is a student in UNH's agricultural sciences master's program. Find out what she's doing and why she loves doing it at New Hampshire's flagship...
UNH Changemakers Apply Their Skills in the Field
Twenty-five students who were selected to participate in the 9th annual social innovation internship presented a summary of their accomplishments to an audience in Hamilton Smith Hall on July 24.
An Altered (and Hopeful) World View
The future might be very different for Jessica Clancy '21 had she not decided to apply for UNH’s Social Innovation Internship.
Protecting the Environment Through Responsible Investing
Rachel Rymaszewski '20 is passionate about responsible environmental policy and learning ways to minimize negative human impact on the natural world.