Southern New Hampshire University is committed to sustainability and has launched several efforts to become a “greener” campus:
- We are the first carbon-neutral campus in the state.
- Many students, staff and faculty have pledged to give up bottled water.
- Our environment, ethics and public policy major focuses on potential climate change solutions.
- The Environmentally Sustainable Students club promotes sustainability on campus.
- The university made the Top 10 in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s national Green Power Challenge.
- Clean transportation is available through our Penmen Bike Rental Program.
- Our new dining hall and academic building are being built with green principles in mind.
- We’ve pledged to share research and faculty expertise on climate change and sustainability issues with EARTH University in Costa Rica.
- President Paul LeBlanc has signed the American College & University Presidents Climate Change Commitment.
- We’re investigating using green geothermal energy for heating and cooling campus buildings.
In addition, restrooms are equipped with water-saving toilets and sinks and stocked with recycled paper. We recycle bottles, cans and mixed paper, and our president drives a hybrid.
“We have a lot more work to do with conservation and the retrofitting of older buildings, but climate change looms as the single most important challenge facing this next generation of students. We want to both educate and model innovative solutions.”
- President Paul LeBlanc.