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

Student Voices: Earth Week Snapchat #TarHeelTakeover with Three Zeros

May 19, 2017
During Earth Week 2017 (April 18-22) Elizabeth Harvell, the Three Zeros Student Representative for Sustainability @ UNC, hosted a Three Zeros Initiative takeover of the UNC – Chapel Hill Snapchat. Liz captured a variety of…  Student Voices: Earth Week Snapchat #TarHeelTakeover with Three Zeros Continued

New Lighting in Dogwood Parking Deck Will Significantly Reduce Energy Consumption

May 15, 2017
UNC Health Care patients and campus visitors parking in the Dogwood Parking Deck on Manning Drive will notice that the lighting throughout the deck is now brighter and whiter. Facilities Services recently completed a comprehensive…  New Lighting in Dogwood Parking Deck Will Significantly Reduce Energy Consumption Continued