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Sustainable Carolina: Advancing Sustainability at UNC-Chapel Hill

Sustainable Carolina

Working to build and balance societal well-being, ecological integrity, and economic prosperity now and into the future.


Olivia Wilhelmina measures the water level of the creek at Battle Park during the CURE course "Restoration Ecology" on September 18, 2019. The students were collecting data on the impact of urban development within an ecosystem, including increased erosion due to intense runoff after rainfall. A Confluence of Uses: How Water Makes its Journey Through UNC’s Campus

November 22, 2021

Whether you’re washing your hands in a campus bathroom or filling up your water bottle in your dorm, the water that you’re using at UNC makes a lot of stops before it reaches you. 

This art shows the approximate path of Meeting of the Waters Creek superimposed over a map of Chapel Hill created sometime between 1797 and 1812. (Illustration by Leighann Vinesett, map titled "Plan of the Village at the University with the adjoining lands belonging to the Institution" courtesy of University Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) A Creek Runs Through It

November 15, 2021

Water springing from a granite ridge millions of years in the making is a main reason for Carolina’s location. Here’s a look at how that water flowing under and through campus becomes the University’s Meeting of the Waters Creek.

Old Well Sustainable Carolina Releases 2021 Report

October 29, 2021

As part of its goal to tell the story of campus sustainability, Sustainable Carolina released a report today that highlights results and progress for the year of 2021. The report aims to provide highlights of sustainability endeavors within operations, student organizations, research, academics, and community engagement at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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