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Three Zeros Day

Sep 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Three Zeros Day is a celebration of UNC’s Three Zeros Environmental Initiative, which is an integrated approach to reducing the University’s environmental impact through three sustainability goals: zero waste to landfills, net zero water usage and net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.  Held on Monday, Sep. 25, this day will consist of learning and engagement for students, staff and faculty. 

The day-long event will include art exhibits, organization exhibits of sustainable initiatives, and a presentation by Chancellor Folt on her initiative’s progress over the last year. There will be prizes and food for attendees.

The schedule for the day is below:

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: FLO Farmers Market, Pit

Fair, Local, Organic (FLO) Foods will host a pop-up farmer’s market on campus to provide Three Zeros Day participants with healthy, local, and sustainable food options.

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Three Zeros Exhibitions, Student Union Great Hall

Learn more about the important environmental work of campus and community partners! Members of the UNC and Chapel Hill community will exhibit on the innovative practices they have engaged to further the Three Zeros Environmental Initiative goals. Visitors may enter a raffle for great prizes!

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Student Exhibitions, Pit & Student Union Great Hall

How do students contribute to a greener campus? Student environmental groups located in the Pit and the Union Great Hall will share their many contributions to reaching the goals of the Three Zeros Environmental Initiative.

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Prizes Drawing, Student Union Great Hall

Those who attend three exhibits in the Student Union on waste, water and greenhouse gases can be entered for a chance to win prizes from Nike, Carolina Dining Services and more!

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Three Zeros Environmental Initiative Keynote, Student Union Auditorium

Where have we been and where are we going? Learn more about UNC’s history of environmental excellence and our Three Zeros Environmental Initiative Roadmap with Chancellor Carol L. Folt, Chief Sustainability Officer and Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Enterprises Brad Ives, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Services Anna Wu, and Steven Baumgartner, associate principle at BuroHappold Engineering.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Reception, Student Union Art Gallery

Let’s keep the conversation going! Join us for a reception after the keynote with refreshments.


Sep 25, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm