Sustainability

UNE is uniquely positioned as an educational institution to contribute research, foster innovation, and provide a model for environmental sustainability to the University campuses and greater community. Teaching environmental stewardship, both by example and through living and learning experiences, ensures UNE’s contribution to a cleaner, healthier environment.

President Danielle Ripich, Ph.D. affirmed the University’s dedication to environmental sustainability on November 3, 2008 when she signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. The institutional structures, student involvement, faculty and staff guidance, campus initiatives and organizational vision signal the expansion of UNE’s reputation to include leadership in environmental health and sustainability.

From campus Zipcars to the growing recycling program and “green” conference offerings, UNE is embarking on new initiatives all the time to protect the environment and make the University community more aware of sustainable options.

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The UNE Climate Action Plan World Café brought together senior leadership, faculty, students, staff and alumni for two hours of
The UNE Climate Action Plan World Café brought together senior leadership, faculty, students, staff and alumni for two hours of collaborative exploration of how UNE can achieve a carbon neutral footprint.

University community gathers for UNE Climate Action Plan World Café

On October 18, 40 members of the UNE community came together in Leonard Hall to discuss UNE’s sustainability initiatives and how the university could achieve...

ReVision employees installed a total of 12 solar panels on the roof of the Bishop Street bus shelter. The energy generated will
ReVision Energy employees installed a total of 12 solar panels on the roof of the Bishop Street bus shelter. The energy generated will be used to power the two electric car charging stations on the lot.

UNE’s environmental studies students shine when charged up about solar power

The bus shelter at the University of New England’s Portland Campus satellite parking lot on Bishop street is now sporting 12 solar panels that generate...