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 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 MarketFood Systems Teach-In and Farmers' Market: Kiss a calf, interview a farmer, and learn more about sustainable food choices at this immersive educational farmers’ market. Read more.

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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Rob Werner ’79

This environmental lobbyist wants to talk to you about climate change.

Nhu Hoang

My philosophy is: Fail early, so you can eventually succeed.

Tabatha Collins

Struggling in a class doesn't mean that you are not good at it.

Camryn Crocker

I ask myself, “What would I want if I were a student here?”

Gretel Schatz

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

Hugh Silbaugh

"I’m a teacher and a dean. Teaching always comes first."

Becca Malloy

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

Mary Hefner

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

Eugene

“The best thing about NMH is the connections you make.” 

Connor

“NMH challenges students to innovate and persevere while keeping in mind the effects of our actions on the community."

Taneyah

“This community gives me the resources to grow as a student and discover passions I never knew I had.” 

Anna

“I am confident in myself and my abilities to succeed, thanks to NMH.”

Miles

"I love the freedom I have to explore what I am passionate about."

Leighlani

"NMH gives us space to experiment and gradually to grow into ourselves."

Noah

"I noticed how welcoming everyone was when I first came to campus.”

Ayleen

“The first step to excelling at NMH is embracing your own individuality.” 

Tayhee

“I appreciate the bond faculty and students have at NMH.”

Marissa

"The community at NMH is unlike any I’ve ever known, and for that I am grateful.”

Olivia

"NMH allows me to be myself in the classroom and ensures I am an articulate, curious, and courageous student.”

Aksorn

“I was initially surprised by how relaxed, yet academic, the environment is."

Maggie

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.”

Abby

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

Ngone

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

Eli
Eli

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

Kevin

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

Isabella

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

Melvin

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