UNH Launches 'Discover(ing) Sustainability' Blog
By Beth Potier, Media Relations
April 16, 2008
UNH, recognized as a higher education leader in sustainability, is taking
its ideas to the blogosphere. The new blog discoversustainability.org, launched
recently by the University Office of Sustainability, aims to share UNH’s
commitment to being a sustainable learning community while helping readers
discover how sustainability connects us all.
“The blog title – “Discover(ing) Sustainability” – says
it all,” says Sara Cleaves, associate director of the University Office
of Sustainability (UOS) and one of the blog’s authors. “We see
sustainability as seeing things whole and acting accordingly. It’s highly
interdisciplinary and relies on connections and conversation, all of which
we hope to foster with this blog.”
Currently authored by several UOS and communications staff at UNH, Discover(ing)
Sustainability will seek voices from around the university, including students,
researchers, and administrators. Recent posts have highlighted a “green
cuisine” gourmet dinner at UNH, research related to climate change and
clean water, and a recent award to UNH’s Wildcat Transit. The blog also
brings sustainability trends in higher education and in the news media to light.
Visit the blog at http://discoversustainability.org.
UNH, home of the nation’s first endowed office of sustainability in
higher education, is a leader in conserving energy, reducing greenhouse gas
emissions, and integrating sustainability throughout its curricula, operations,
research, and engagement efforts.
Committed to being a climate protection campus that pursues a sustainable
energy future through emissions reduction policies, practices, research, and
education, UNH has earned several awards for its sustainability initiatives,
which range from composting and supporting local, sustainable agriculture to
using compressed natural gas and biodiesel-powered vehicles, and being the
first in the nation to receive an EPA Energy Star building rating for residence
halls. Discover the sustainable learning community at UNH at www.sustainableunh.unh.edu.