On our Bookshelf: Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

March 20, 2009

With spring just around the corner any day now and the local farmer’s market beginning to provide fresh produce, our mind turns invariably to food. Food, and the effects of what we eat on our greater environment. According to Michael Pollan, thinking about our food is a great part of…

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Compost…the Musical

March 19, 2009

In a word – wow. Enjoy! Do you live on campus? Do you eat at Lenoir or Rams Head? Then much of your food waste is already composted for you. Good for you! In 2007-2008, 443 tons of food waste from Lenoir Dining Hall, Rams Head Dining Hall, and the…

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It’s St. Patty’s Day! Are you green?!

March 17, 2009

So how are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year? Don’t just wear green – live green! Here are some quick suggestions on how you can green your celebrations and your life: Celebrate sustainably! If you like good food, then you’ll love these sustainable holiday recipes – corned beef and…

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UNC-W’s sustainable student store

March 16, 2009

Image copyright UNC-Wilmington ECOteal Welcome back from Spring Break! Let’s jump back in with a bit of inspiration. Want to hear what some other students have done that is pretty AWESOME? A student run store at UNC-Wilmington is specializing in selling environmentally green, recycled products. The store, titled ECOteal, focuses…

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Sustainable Enterprise Quarterly

March 13, 2009

Everybody loves newsletters! Check out the Sustainable Enterprise Quarterly’ from Center for Sustainable Enterprise at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. The Winter 2009 issue is online at: http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/KI/cse/newnewsletters.cfm. Headlines include: Green Supply Chain Management Practices Complement EMS Systems New Center for Sustainable Enterprise Director Sustainable Businesses Join BASE CSE Program News…

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Rain, rain, don’t go away…

March 13, 2009

Today (and probably this whole weekend) will be overcast and rainy. Not great for celebrating the last weekend of Spring Break, but sorely needed by our region to avoid drought conditions. While the good news is that our OWASA resevoirs appear full, the bad news is that most of the…

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Energy’s challenges are UNC’s future gain

March 11, 2009

“I knew UNC had a pretty forward-looking energy policy, but until I started writing this column, I didn’t realize how much green work was going on right in our backyard. “UNC has a bright green future if we seize the moment.You might not realize that climate control in all the…

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Social entrepreneurs learn the secrets in BASE!

March 9, 2009

Make money, help others, make the world a better place. Sounds easy, but starting a successful socially responsible business venture is no simple matter…especially in this economy. That is why the Center for Sustainable Enterprise at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School offers BASE (Business Accelerator for Sustainable Entrepreneurship). On Jan. 28,…

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Dr. Muhammad Yunus and Microfinance at UNC

March 6, 2009

“Students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are no strangers to enduring long lines when it comes to getting good seats. Whether it is to see the Homecoming concert, or to win the last few sacred tickets to the Carolina-Duke basketball game, Tar Heels are not easily…

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Vote for Green Gadgets!

February 25, 2009

The 2009 Greener Gadgets Conference in New York is hosting the 2nd Design Competition for gadgets that encourage greener living. The competition finalists are now online and can be voted on to pick the top 10 gadgets for a live judging the conference on February 27. The winners may be…

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