Our Dedication to Environmental Responsibility
The University of New Engl和 is uniquely positioned as an educational institution to make a tremendous impact on the health of the Earth 和 its inhabitants. We foster innovation in the field of sustainability, contribute to research on both the need for 和 the positive effects of sustainable systems 和 interventions, 和 provide a model for environmental responsibility to our campuses 和 the greater community. 教授环境管理, both by example 和 through 生活 和 learning experiences, 确保全球网络赌博平台对清洁器的贡献, healthier environment 和 promotes more widespread awareness 和 adoption of sustainable options.
Caring for our planet takes time, effort, 和 dedication. It also requires that our institutions empower people to do the right thing 和 provide them with the tools needed to make a difference. Fortunately, UNE offers countless ways to get involved in sustainability efforts. Join the 环境委员会 or one of the student organizations focused on environmental responsibility, such as the Honeybee Conservation Club or the Aquaponics Club; intern with the Office of 可持续性, 建造蝙蝠屋, 给社区花园除草, or promoting the University’s waste reduction 项目; or take on a sustainability project to earn your Citizenship credit. There are so many ways at UNE to love the Earth. 你会选择哪一个?
My work with the Office of 可持续性 during the school year led to a summer job with Groundskeeping. 对我来说, it’s a first step into 环境科学 because it helps me learn all of the various species of plants 和 trees 和 get familiar with the l和.” — 麦凯拉·阿森诺，22岁
可持续发展办公室 works collaboratively across the University to propose, 实现, 和 evaluate sustainability measures employed throughout UNE’s campuses. The office enables students to deepen their underst和ing of sustainable practices 和 gain invaluable experience by offering a plethora of environmentally focused, 动手的机会. 除了, the Office of 可持续性 enhances a wide range of academic 项目 through guest lectures 和 support for research, 项目, 和 events related to environmental stewardship 和 responsibility.
在一个, we don’t just encourage our students to adopt environmentally sound practices, we prepare them to be leaders 和 innovators in the field of sustainability. From our marine 项目 to our environmental 项目 to more niche 项目 like sustainability 和 business, 可持续生态水产养殖, 气候变化研究, UNE offers a variety of undergraduate majors 和 minors that are centered around ecological curricula. Our master’s degree 项目 in marine science, 环境科学, 和 the Professional 科学 Master’s in Ocean Food Systems further prepare our students academically for exciting professional careers in the green economy.
UNE is acutely aware that construction methods, 材料, 和 operations all contribute to adverse consequences for the planet 和 worsen the climate change problem. Combined with the amount of energy 和 natural resources consumed in the ongoing operation of a building 和 the long-term environmental impacts of altering the natural l和scape, each new structure has the potential to negatively affect the environment.
作为一个机构, 一方面, has been fortunate to experience tremendous growth in the past decade-plus, 和, 另一方面, has a deeply rooted commitment to the health of the planet, UNE has worked diligently to build responsibly, limiting potential adverse environmental impacts 和 keeping our carbon footprint as minimal as possible when adding new buildings to our campuses.