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. … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

RESPC Video Highlights Energy Projects Funded by Students

December 13, 2016

Students reviewing their tuition bill may notice $4 per semester going towards a “green fee.” A new promotional video from the Renewable Energy Special Projects Committee (RESPC), a branch of student government that implements renewable energy and energy efficiency projects … Continued

A Quiet Hunger, Triangle Seniors Without Food

December 13, 2016

North Carolina is among the top ten states with high rates of senior food insecurity. According to the UNC School of Government, food insecurity, which refers to not having reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable and nutritious food, … Continued

Carolina Makes The Princeton Review Top 50 Green Colleges

October 27, 2016

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 38th among 361 national and international colleges and universities in the 2016 edition of “The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges.” The guide profiles colleges with commitments to sustainability based on … Continued

EPA Awards $10.2M to Carolina to Protect Air Quality

October 27, 2016

UNC’s Institute for the Environment has been awarded a  seven-year contract worth up to $10.2 million from the Environmental Protection Agency to continue and expand operations of its Center for Community Air Quality Modeling and Analysis. The extended funding allows … Continued

 “North Carolina State Parks: Environmental Jewels”

October 27, 2016

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the North Carolina State Parks system, UNC-TV recently aired a student and faculty produced documentary investigating the environmental challenges facing some of the state’s most treasured resources. “North Carolina State Parks: Environmental Jewels” features … Continued