10:00 am

Wednesday, Apr. 22 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Alumni Green

Common Ground, PSU's environmental and social justice student organization, is again organizing an Environmental Fair on April 22, 2015 (Earth Day!). The Fair is set for Wed. April 22, from 10am to 2pm outside the HUB on the PSU campus. About 17 environmental and related organizations from on and off-campus have been invited to participate. In case of inclement weather, the fair will be held in the Fireplace Lounge and Pawsway within the HUB.


Apr ’14
1:00 pm

Saturday, Apr. 26, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Alumni Green

Plymouth Pick-Uppalooza will be hosting the annual Big Pile Up on April 26, 1-4:30PM on Alumni Green in conjunction with Earth Jams. Help contribute to a cleaner Plymouth and raise litter awareness by collecting a bag of litter on and around campus. For every bag of litter you throw on the Pile, you will receive one raffle ticket! Prizes include tickets to a Fisher Cats game, t-shirts, coffee mugs, and more!

Nov ’13
7:00 pm

Thursday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m.
Boyd Science Center, Room 144

Common Ground, Plymouth State University’s environmental and social justice student organization, is hosting a program on tar sands in New Hampshire. The program is set for Thursday, November 21 at 7 p.m. in the Boyd Science Center, Room 144, on the PSU campus.
Many people think tar sands are a western issue, but New Hampshire residents should pay attention!

Come learn about this potential energy source, the implications of its extraction, processing, and use, and the possibility for piping it across northern New Hampshire.

Speaker Carol Foss is Director of Conservation at New Hampshire Audubon and will speak about the Portland-Montreal pipeline. The proposed transport of Alberta tar sands oil through this aging pipeline may have significant impacts for New Hampshire. The pipeline runs from Portland to Montreal through the Sebago Lake watershed, has multiple crossings of the Androscoggin River in Maine and New Hampshire, touches the White Mountain National Forest, and crosses the Connecticut River into Vermont.

This program at PSU is free and open to the public.

Sam Durfee scdurfee@plymouth.edu
Gary McCool gmccool@plymouth.edu

Nov ’13
12:00 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
HUB Room 109

The Professional Development Committee is hosting a Brown Bag Lunch with a local organization...come find out more about PAREI. The Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI) was organized to encourage energy conservation, energy efficiency practices and promote the use of renewable energy in homes, businesses and other buildings in the Plymouth region through education, community outreach, accessibility and service coordination. Their office is located at 79 Highland Street in Plymouth, NH. Visit www.plymouthenergy.org. Membership Forms are available on line.

PAREI also administers Local Foods Plymouth, encouraging members to reduce their energy through local food sourcing. For more information, visit www.localfoodsplymouth.org.

Sep ’13Dec

Tuesday, Sept. 17 - Monday, Dec. 23
Plymouth State University

Welcome back to campus! The Office of Environmental Sustainability is excited to invite your department and/or office to participate in our ongoing Green Offices Program. The PSU Green Office Program is designed to encourage sustainable practices in offices and departments across campus to reduce our University’s environmental impacts. The program is essentially a voluntary review of department or office practices that are administered, facilitated, and evaluated by OES staff to produce recommendations that the department or office may act upon at their discretion. Please contact us at bweisenhauer@plymouth.edu to sign up to participate in the Green Offices Program.

In addition be sure to checkout the Second Editions of the Campus Sustainability Guide, a practical handbook for FAQ on PSU's campus: http://www.plymouth.edu/sustainability/green-guide/

Sep ’13May

Thursday, Sept. 12 - May 8, 5-5:45 p.m.

Located at the EcoHouse, (1 High St., the big white house on the rotary), Common Ground peruses environmental issues present in our communities and spreads awareness and change to such issues. Common Ground is PSU's environmental and social justice group who sponsors events like Earth Jam, water week, trail clean-ups and so much more. Come on down to join the fun!

Mar ’13
4:00 pm

Wednesday, March 27, 4-5 p.m.
Boyd 001 Lecture Hall

Talk: New Hampshire Lives on Water - Planning for Our Future
Presenter: John Gilbert - Chair, NH Water Sustainability Commission
Sponsor: Center for the Environment

Take a minute to think about how water in the environment - our streams, lakes, wetlands, estuaries - makes New Hampshire a beautiful place to live, and contributes to our top ranking in terms of overall quality of life. Think about how our natural environment and our water infrastructure such as water supply systems make this a great place to raise families. Think about the role of water in tourism, the second largest sector of the N.H. economy. Finally, think about how all of these factors contribute to the N.H. advantage in terms of attracting employers and the educated workforce that today’s growth industries want to attract. In all of these ways, New Hampshire Lives on Water

Please join John Gilbert as he discusses the NH Water Commission’s work and its purpose to collaborate on investments, management policies, practices and tools that ensure clean, plentiful and affordable water that meets both societal and ecological needs while protecting water for future generations.

Apr ’13
7:00 pm

Monday, April 8, 7-8:30 p.m.
Boyd 144

Maude Barlow

Maude Barlow

Kick off Water Week Spring 2013 with Maude Barlow! Best Selling author of 16 books, including Blue Gold - The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World's Water (2002).

Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and chairs the board of Washington-based Food and Water Watch. She is a founding member of the San Francisco–based International Forum on Globalization and a Councillor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council.

"Don't listen to those who say there is nothing you can do to the very real and large social and environmental issues of our time"
-Maude Barlow.

Feb ’13
6:30 pm

Thursday, Feb. 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Passionate about the environment? Want to learn more about sustainability? Like festivals? Common Ground, PSU's Environmental and Social Justice student organization is looking to get the ball rolling early on planning the 6th annual Earth Jam, Plymouth's only solar powered music festival (4/27) as well as capitalize on our campaign last semester to ban the sale of bottled water on campus. Swing by the EcoHouse (white building across from UPD) Thursdays at 6:30 and see how to get involved!

Dec ’12Dec

Monday, Dec. 3, 8 a.m. - Thursday, Dec. 6, 12 a.m.
Plymouth State University

Water Week 2012 will raise awareness about tap water and bottled water, and water in general. The primary goal this year is to work on getting bottled water off campus. Some people may disagree with this action, but give us a chance. Let us educate through a week of events including:
A tap vs. bottled Taste Testing on 12/4 from 10-2 in the FPL,
"Blue Gold" Movie Night on 12/5 @ 7PM in the FPL,
and be sure to look out for our water bottle chain running through campus! We are sure you won't be able to miss it.
Did you know? Plymouth Sate University goes through 3,175 bottles of water a week! At a $1.75 a bottle, that is $5,556.25 spent on bottled water per week, $761.25 spent per day. How much are you spending on one of earth's FREE resources?
Let us help you out! During Water Week in the HUB the Office of Environmental Sustainability will be selling 24oz reusable water bottles for $3 a piece - "Turn on tap and bottle out"!