Partner Highlight: University of New England
We are proud to collaborate with The University of New England (UNE) on the ongoing Gulf of Maine Field Studies class and are excited to share with the TCI community other ways that UNE is making an impact in sustainability efforts.
Sourced from https://www.une.edu/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.
- UNE has preserved 190 acres of University land, including 38 vernal pools, with conservation easements in perpetuity. This conserved area continues to serve as a natural laboratory for UNE researchers and science and environmental studies classes, while also benefiting the community as a whole.
- UNE has been included among the Princeton Review’s “Guide to 375 Green Colleges.” The guide features four-year colleges that have demonstrated a high level of commitment to the environment and sustainability.
- UNE offers a B.S. in Sustainability and Business: “Put your passion for protecting the environment on a sound business foundation as you prepare for a career in the new green economy. Explore and learn on our unique coastal campus, situated on 540 acres, including coastline, riverbanks, woodlands, wetlands, dunes, and vernal pools. Through highly collaborative and interdisciplinary study, you’ll discover how to bring together environmental, social, and financial concepts as we work together to create a more sustainable world.”