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

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Earth Week Events at UNC

April 10, 2017

Celebrate Earth Week at Carolina Attend one of the many campus events offered from April 18-22! The Center for Sustainable Enterprise Hosts A Career with Impact Tuesday, April 18, 12:30 p.m., Koury Auditorium Featuring keynote … Continued

Kevin Guskiewicz, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, speaks during the fourth-annual UNC Clean Tech Summit on March 2.

‘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