Climate Change Might Make Birds Mis-Time Their Migrations

January 25, 2017

Birds species’ migration routes are based on where they have found areas of rich vegetation and an adequate food supply, however, climate change is altering the timing of these conditions. According to Allen Hurlbert, associate professor with the University of North Carolina’s biology department, there are two ways that changing … Read More »

2017 OTS Field Courses and Research Opportunities

January 25, 2017

The Organization for Tropical Studies offers a variety of educational and research opportunities for both students and faculty. Study abroad programs and field research in the tropics cover issues ranging from conservation policy to global health to diversity and ecology. To learn more about the many programs offered, read more … Read More »

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Funding Opportunities

January 25, 2017

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar Program provides funding and leadership training to clinically active providers to help leverage their ideas to improve health outcomes in communities across the country. Non-providers, including doctoral students, researchers, and community members, can apply to the Leadership for Better Health Programs. Applications are due … Read More »

Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation Fellowship

January 25, 2017

The Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation Fellowship offers stipend support to current students, emerging leaders, young professionals, or community activists interested in food justice and access, poverty, and education. Fellows are matched with high-impact opportunities suited to further develop their growth and transform North Carolina. Applications are due by February 20. … Read More »

Richard (“Pete”) Andrews Fellowship in Environmental Policy

January 25, 2017

RICHARD (“PETE”) ANDREWS FELLOW IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY CALL FOR LETTERS OF INTEREST The Richard N. L. (“Pete”) Andrews Fund was established in 2015 in honor of Professor (Emeritus) Pete Andrews. The Andrews Fellowship will be awarded to a rising senior majoring in public policy, environmental studies, environmental sciences or environmental … Read More »

Clean Tech Summit Student Volunteer Opportunity

January 25, 2017

Students interested in volunteering at the 4th annual UNC Clean Tech Summit on March 2-3 at the UNC Friday Center will have the opportunity to not only attend presentations about current developments in the clean tech industry, but also participate in a networking lunch and mentor program. Complimentary admission and lunch … Read More »

EcoReps Student Sustainability Training

January 25, 2017

EcoReps are Carolina’s trained peer-to-peer sustainability outreach team. Learn about campus sustainability initiatives that advance ecological integrity, economic prosperity, and societal well-being. Then, learn the skills needed to effectively engage other students. Spring semester training will be held on Saturday, January 28, from 10am-3pm, and counts as a Public Service Scholars … Read More »

Learn to Lead Staff Sustainability Efforts

January 25, 2017

“Making the Workplace More Sustainable,” an interactive staff sustainability workshop, helps participants identify, measure, and promote sustainable practices in their work areas. Learn about UNC sustainability goals and initiatives, including Chancellor Folt’s new Three Zeros Initiative to move towards water neutrality, zero waste, and greenhouse gas neutrality. Become “green events” certified, and gain familiarity with a Workplace Sustainability Assessment tool designed … Read More »

Green Tip

January 25, 2017

January is National Soup Month. Warm up with a bowl of stewed fresh winter produce from the Farmers’ Market or simmered lentils, split peas, or beans from the bulk section of your local grocer. Some ingredients for your favorite stew may even be growing here on campus as part of … Read More »

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Green Tip

December 13, 2016

To save energy costs, the University is closed for a one-week period over winter break. Before you leave campus: unplug all non-essential equipment and appliances which can still draw electricity even if turned off; shut down your computer unless instructed otherwise by IT; check windows to make sure they are … Read More »

Categories: Green Tips