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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sustainability

Carolina named a Best Workplace for Commuters

Carolina was named a Best Workplace for Commuters for 2017 by the Center for Urban Transportation Research. Carolina was one of 27 colleges and universities nationally and one of five in North Carolina to receive the designation. ... Read More

Battle Grove serves as a model for living-learning lab

Geoffrey Bell and his students Jun Wang and Brooke Benson tested the water in Battle Branch after a restoration project turned the once-soggy area beside McIver Residence Hall into a gentle stream that flows from Raleigh Street to Country Club Road. ... Read More

Growing Carolina: Edible Campus welcomes Laura Mindlin

The North Carolina Botanical Garden’s Edible Campus Initiative (ECI) is a project that promotes edible and sustainable landscaping and maintains a network of edible garden beds throughout the Carolina campus. After a successful pilot year, ECI is entering its next phase with newly appointed Edible Campus Coordinator Laura Mindlin at the helm. ... Read More

Three Zeros combines aspiration, pragmatism

The Three Zeros Initiative is Carolina’s integrated approach to reducing its environmental footprint through three overarching sustainability goals: net zero water usage, zero waste to landfills and net zero greenhouse gas emissions. ... Read More

Hungry for more? Food theme serves a second helping this fall

Food For All, Carolina’s pan-University academic theme, didn’t take a summer break and continues this fall with a speaker series, a summit to propose a statewide food policy and a new food studies class. ... Read More

The scientist and the fisherman

Commercial fishermen like David "Clammerhead" Cessna and scientists like Niels Lindquist are working together to tackle the issue of North Carolina’s depleted oyster populations. ... Read More

Serving up Food for All

As far as steering committee co-chairs Marcie Cohen Ferris (right) and Alice Ammerman (left) are concerned, Carolina’s food theme is organic to the campus. ... Read More

MEASURE Evaluation around the world

For a quarter century, MEASURE Evaluation has helped developing countries around the world to gather, interpret and use data to strengthen health care systems and save lives. Find out how in this special Gazette feature. ... Read More

Carolina launches Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence

A new Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence is charged with helping to conduct research and education that directly addresses key challenges to vulnerable coasts. ... Read More

N.C. clean tech industry finds home at UNC

Retired Gen. Wesley Clark was a featured speaker at the N.C. Clean Tech Summit, hosted by the UNC Institute for the Environment and the Kenan-Flagler Center for Sustainable Enterprise, with support from a variety of UNC organizations and clean energy businesses. ... Read More