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Earth Day 2020

April 20, 2020

Carolina’s dedication to sustainability and the environment is driven by our commitment to the University’s Three Zeros Environmental Initiative.

A Restoration for the Future

October 4, 2019

The University is working steadily to decrease its carbon footprint and move away from using coal. Campus administrators continually look for ways to reduce overall energy consumption and increase the use of renewable energy while lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

Three Zeros Day Celebration 2019

October 3, 2019

Come out to help us celebrate the accomplishments of the Three Zeros Environmental Initiative! Our team and our partners for sustainable activities will be in the Pit October 7 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

A Win for the Environment

August 15, 2019

Carolina Dining Services – run by Aramark, the University’s dining contractor – received the 2019 Silver Award in Sustainability for Education and Outreach from the National Association of College and University Food Services for #EatSortWinUNC, a social media-based educational campaign that was introduced in Lenoir Hall in fall 2018.

Chapel Hill Transit to Pilot Battery-Electric Buses

June 11, 2019

Thanks to $380,000 from a student-run group at UNC-Chapel Hill named the Renewable Energy Special Projects Committee (RESPC), the Chapel Hill Transit system will be able to acquire a third electric bus as part of its plan to pilot battery electric buses to reduce emissions and improve local air quality.

Creating a Buzz on Campus

April 22, 2019

Carolina has been named a Bee Campus USA affiliate, joining more than 60 other universities working to improve their ornamental landscapes to sustain pollinators. The distinction recognizes the collective strength of educational campuses nationwide to benefit pollinators.

UNC Stormwater to Break Ground at Chapel Creek Wetland

March 11, 2019

UNC Stormwater will break ground in the next month on an ecological advancement project at the UNC Outdoor Education Center, part of Carolina’s Campus Recreation Program, situated on a 67-acre tract  of land east of main campus.