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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Elissa Kane '19 tends to UNE's honey bee hives as part of her summer internship with the University's Office of Sustainability.
Elissa Kane '19 tends to UNE's honey bee hives as part of her summer internship with the University's Office of Sustainability. The hives are one component of UNE's Edible Campus Initiative.

What’s the buzz on the Edible Campus Initiative?

Elissa Kane ’19, a double major in Environmental Studies and Business Administration, never envisioned herself wearing beekeeper’s gear at college. “I’m so scared of bees,”...