AOP Planning Committee Fall Forum on Sustainability
November 14, 2007
“It’s Not Easy Being Green, or Is It? Sustainability @UNH and
Beyond” will be presented Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 1– 3 p.m. in the
MUB, Granite State Room. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
All attendees are eligible for the grand door prize—a weekend hybrid
car rental—donated by Enterprise.
Online registration is required and will be open thru Friday, Nov.16 at
Guest panelists will discuss current strides in sustainability and share how
to integrate best practices. Panelists include:
Tom Kelly, University Office of Sustainability
Stephen Pesci, Campus Planning
Julia Dundorf and Denise Blaha, N.H. Carbon Challenge
Linda Leavitt, UNH Recycling Center
Susan Mills, OfficeMax
Kelly, chief sustainability officer, will speak on UNH’s vision of sustainability—where
we are and where we are going—and on the significant progress that has
been made in integrating sustainability across all aspects of the university.
The director of special projects for Campus Planning, Pesci will share information
about the Campus Master Plan, specifically about the improvements made to the
university transportation system.
Dundorf and Blaha are the founders of N.H. Carbon Challenge whose goal is
to get Granite Staters to reduce their carbon foot print through such simple
measures as switching to compact fluorescent light bulbs. The pair will share
information on how one can reduce household carbon dioxide emissions by 10,000
pounds per year.
Leavitt manages the UNH Recycling Program. She will talk about the university’s
recycling process, including such topics as what can be recycled, how it is
recycled, how items should be sorted, who to contact for recycling coordination
and where the money from recycling at UNH goes.
The environmental products manager at OfficeMax, Mills will discuss environmentally
“The AOP Planning Committee strives to find topics that are both interesting
and educational. It was our mission to educate staff on a subject that is so
widely spread throughout campus and beyond,” says Lori Parent, committee
chairman. “We believe that being sustainable on campus or at home can
be learned by anyone, anywhere. UNH has become a leader in sustainability and
we wanted to promote our internal organizations as well as our partners outside
of campus. We are thrilled to have such great speakers and representation of
incredible organizations at our forum. We thank them for supporting us and
for their incredible work.”
After the presentation, representatives from the following organizations will
be available to provide additional information on sustainable resources:
UNH Energy Council
UNH Recycling Center
University Office of Sustainability
UNH Printing Services
UNH College Woods
Computing and Information Services
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture
Environmental Health and Safety
If you encounter problems registering online, call the CIS Helpdesk at 2-4242.
If you have questions about the program or require accommodations, contact
Chris VanHorn via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 2-0519.