UNC Climate Symposium

March 22, 2017

The 4th annual UNC Climate Symposium will be on March 31 at UNC Chapel Hill’s Genome Science Building G200 from 2:00pm-5:30pm. There will be a panel session led by experts in a variety of climate disciplines focusing around “Perspectives on Climate Change Post-Election,” as well as a student poster session … Read More »

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Battle Grove a Model for Living-Learning Lab

March 22, 2017

The Battle Grove Restoration Project engages students in learning about the campus environment. The project features an aboveground, daylit stream, that had previously been in an underground pipe. The stream and surrounding vegetation naturally filter pollutants from runoff in order to improve water quality. Dr. Geoffrey Bell also saw a … Read More »

Green Tip

March 22, 2017

When purchasing new appliances, look for devices that are energy efficient. Not only are they good for the environment, but they also save money. The average American family saved nearly $500 on utility bills in 2015 as a direct result of existing efficiency standards for appliances and lighting according to a … Read More »

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UNC Best Workplace for Commuters 2017

March 6, 2017

UNC-Chapel Hill was named a Best Workplace for Commuters for 2017. On Jan. 31 the Center for Urban Transportation Research announced the employers who earned the designation by meeting the National Standard of Excellence criteria with their employee commuter benefits. Carolina was one of 27 colleges and universities nationally and … Read More »

Battle Grove a Model for Living-Learning Lab

February 22, 2017

Dr. Geoffrey Bell wanted a way for students in his fall 2016 Restoration Ecology class to link concepts in ecosystem restoration with the practical application of research techniques they were learning. Sally Hoyt wanted to find new ways to engage students in the campus infrastructure around them. So, it was … Read More »

Three Zeros Student Internship

February 6, 2017

Job Title: Three Zeros Initiative Student Representative Reports to: Brad Ives, Chief Sustainability Officer; Tait Chandler, EHS Technician Job purpose: The Three Zeros Initiative Student Representative is tasked with promoting and advancing the Initiative at UNC-Chapel Hill. Their role in the Initiative will be as a student representative, a communications … Read More »

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Carolina Ranks No. 11 in 2016 GreenMetric Sustainable Campus Survey

January 26, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked No. 11 in this year’s Universitas Indonesia Green Metric World University Ranking. The annual GreenMetric Ranking ranks campus sustainability worldwide. This year’s survey was the largest yet and included 516 universities from 74 countries. UNC-Chapel Hill ranked No.4 among 59 participating … Read More »

Student Voices – Let Me Take You on a Journey

January 26, 2017

Student Voices will be a regular feature on the ThreeZeros news page. Periodically each semester a student working with Sustainability @ UNC and the Three Zeros Initiative will offer their perspective on an environmental issue or event on UNC’s campus. Our first installment is written by Adeyemi Olatunde and covers … Read More »

UNC Chapel-Hill receives RAPID funding from NSF to study water quality in aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

January 25, 2017

A team of researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State are studying the effects that Hurricane Matthew had on water quality. The team will collect water samples over the next year to see how the water quality recovers after the storm and determine if any contaminants migrated from surface to … Read More »

IE forges joint venture with U.S. Forest Service

January 25, 2017

UNC’s Institute for the Environment and the US Forest Service have established a joint venture aimed at stimulating innovative solutions to major environmental problems. The partnership will be based in the Institute for the Environment’s headquarters in Chapel Hill bringing UNC students and faculty together with Forest Service groups. This … Read More »