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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Hope Dubois handles a chick that was born in one of the nesting stations placed around the Biddeford Campus as part of the Univ
Hope Dubois '21 handles a chick that was born in one of the nesting stations placed around the Biddeford Campus as part of the University’s Mosquito Control Program. The program aims to reduce the number of mosquitoes on campus by growing mosquito-repellent plants and by using a natural predator approach that encourages the nesting of bats and mosquito-eating birds.

Sustainability Office summer intern Hope Dubois says mosquitoes are for the birds!

An irate mother bird squawks angrily at Hope Dubois ’21 as she gingerly scoops a newborn chick from its nest into her cupped hand. It...