Sustainability Events

passengers in a horse-drawn wagon on NMH campus

Sustainability events are scheduled throughout the academic year. Here's a sample.

Students buying used items at "green sale"NMH Green Sale: Start the year off right by reducing, reusing, and recycling. Buy gently used dorm furnishings inexpensively.

Students jumping in air on NMH farmSustainability Scramble: Compete to capture a creative team selfie containing the most important resources that sustain us as a community.

Students attending a sustainability conferenceSustainability Conference: Travel to a sustainability conference at a peer school or take part in an on-campus gathering for student sustainability leaders.

Student and campus mascot take part in sustainability competitionGreen Cup Challenge: Push yourself and your dorm-mates to decrease your carbon footprint by 8 percent or more during this month-long challenge.

Students gathered outside on Earth DayEarth Day: Celebrate our global and local environment on April 22, Earth Day.

Students with solar-powered cars they designedCourse Registration: Pick one of more than 15 sustainability courses offered at NMH when you register for courses for the coming year.

Students meet oxen at Farmer's MarketFarmers’ Market Teach-In: Kiss a calf, interview a farmer, and learn more about sustainable food choices at this immersive educational farmers’ market.

Graduating students in caps and gownsGraduation: What will your footprint be? Use your NMH experience to build a more sustainable future for us all!

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Amy Domini '68

A socially-responsible investor before the world knew what that meant.

Gretel Schatz

I want dance students to engage their own memory and intellect.

Becca Malloy

Science isn't just talk, but it certainly helps.

Mary Hefner

I love teaching AP Bio. The kids are highly motivated.

Faculty Profiles

This past summer, I increased my awareness of my identity by reconnecting with my native country, Ethiopia.


“I don’t think I would be anywhere near the person I am today if it wasn’t for NMH. It’s enlightened me about so many different things, and I’ve met people from everywhere you can imagine.”


In my old school, I never saw myself as someone who could be a Division I player one day. Now I can.


"One of my biggest influences has been my math teacher. He built this love of math in me—specifically, the idea that math can be used to interpret the world." 


"The fact that everything is here at my fingertips has really helped me grow."


"Almost all of our classes are conversation-based, which means that you're totally engaged in classroom discussion."


"I enjoy helping my friends, and it's given me a new respect for teachers. I may even go into teaching myself one day."


"In VOTES, I learned how to prepare and present—skills I drew on in Washington."


 "This year, I'm field hockey captain. I enjoy giving advice and support."


“I like that you can start completely new things. You can reinvent yourself.”


Dance has taken this creative learner on an artistic journey. 

Xiaoxian (Lily)

 “My teachers told me to use my own voice, and they pushed me to think about what I really believed in.”


"The curriculum here is hard, but it’s the right amount of hard."


“The academics are extremely rigorous, but because of the way teachers present things, it’s like, ‘I have school today!’”


“The learning you can do in a study-abroad program can outweigh anything else you can do even at a school like this.” 


“NMH encouraged me to explore new things, try everything, and see what’s best for me.”


“You’ll always find a place here as long as you just be yourself.”


“There is a community here that cares about you.”

Student Profiles
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