Three Zeros Initiative

Launched in the Fall of 2016 by Chancellor Carol Folt, the Three Zeros Initiative moves the campus toward water neutrality, zero waste, and greenhouse gas neutrality.

Three Zeros Initiative

Water Neutrality

Water Neutrality

  • Ensure sustainability of the water supply
  • Conserve drinking water
  • Increase non-potable, reclaimed water usage

Zero Waste to Landfills

Zero Waste to Landfills

  • Maximize recycling and reuse
  • Minimize materials brought onto campus

Greenhouse Gas Neutrality

Greenhouse Gas Neutrality

  • Reduce hydrocarbons
  • Switch to renewables

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Three Zeros News

UNC Best Workplace for Commuters 2017

March 22, 2017

UNC was named a Best Workplace for Commuters for 2017. This recognition was given to five universities from North Carolina and only 27 throughout the country. 23% of employees commute to the campus via public … Continued

‘Time for Innovation’

March 22, 2017

The 4th annual NC Clean Tech Summit took place March 2-3 at the UNC Friday Center. The conference brought together over 1,000 business leaders, policy makers, government officials, academics, and students for discussion, panels, mentoring, … Continued