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 Tar Heel faces and voices moving the Carolina campus toward water neutrality, zero waste, and…

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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 upgrade of the deck’s lighting systems, replacing the high pressure sodium fixtures in the deck…

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The Carolina Campus Community Garden Turns Greener

May 10, 2017

UNC-Chapel Hill staff, faculty, students and friends celebrated the opening of a new solar greenhouse at the Carolina Campus Community Garden on Friday, April 21, as part of the University’s Earth Week celebration. The ribbon-cutting ceremony included an outdoor reception outside the garden, accompanied by a series of speeches by…

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The What’s in the Water Show

May 8, 2017

UNC Marine Sciences’ Dr. Piehler has been studying the water quality in Lake Mattamuskeet, and the lake’s murky water is a good indicator of the problems it faces. It is hard for light to penetrate the lake’s murky water, which has led to declining aquatic grasses that are important for…

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Beyond City Limits

May 8, 2017

North Carolina has the third highest proportion of population relying on well water, which can be contaminated and lead to gastrointestinal illnesses, neurological disorders, and reproductive issues. Many majority black neighborhoods are excluded from the “well-funded” municipal system including 3,800 resident sin Wake County. Frank Stillo and his advisor Dr….

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IE exhibit teaches community about toxins in food and water

May 8, 2017

Parents and children enjoyed over 100 exhibits with a variety of hands on activities at the UNC Science Expo. The Institute for the Environment helped teach children and their parents about toxins that can be found in their food and water. Each of the Institute for the Environment’s stations at…

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Department of Energy Internships

May 8, 2017

Two ORISE fellowship opportunities are available through the Department of Energy. The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Research Participation Program is designed to support EERE’s mission in energy efficiency and renewable energy by offering postgraduates, students, faculty and other established scientists the opportunity to participate in programs, projects, and…

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Carolina Campus Community Garden Social Media Intern

May 8, 2017

Apply to be the Carolina Campus Community Garden (CCCG) social media intern for next year! Interns would help CCCG in their mission to provide fresh produce for low wage employees. Applicants should be familiar with WordPress and updating social media content to strengthen public relations and advertising to the community. Read…

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Herban Garden Interns

May 8, 2017

Gain leadership skills with a non-profit and apply to be an intern with Hope Gardens this summer. Herban Garden is a committee of Hope Gardens that engages people of color in topics related to sustainable agriculture and food justice. Read more »   

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Research Experience for Undergraduates at Bermuda Institute of Oceanic Science

May 8, 2017

The Bermuda Institute of Oceanic Science (BIOS) invites undergraduates to apply for their fully funded marine, oceanic, and atmospheric internships for the fall of 2017. This program allows undergraduates to design and conduct research projects in a variety of areas under faculty supervision. Applications are due May 31, 2017. Read more…

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