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Video games: Paving the way to sustainability

May 16, 2023

Amy Xu has wanted to create video games ever since she was a kid. Xu was proficient in HTML and general coding knowledge at a young age. As she continued to play video games, she began to study the design and creative aspects that made the games enjoyable.

Alex Lassiter | Placing a Premium on Sustainability

April 18, 2023

Lassiter, who founded startup GreenPlaces in 2021, loves to ask. Even talking with a representative of one of the largest food brand services in the world—Taco Bell serves 42 million customers on any given week—doesn’t deter him from asking all the “why” questions.

CleanTech Summit: 7 things we learned

March 29, 2023

UNC Institute for the Environment hosted the 2023 CleanTech Summit on March 27 and 28. The Sustainable Carolina team worked as exhibitors at the event and also attended sessions across the conference’s eight different tracks. Below, our team shares the significant sustainability-related ideas we learned from specific panelists.

Make Sustainable Projects at BeAM With allPHA Filament

March 23, 2023

Priding itself on sustainability, BeAM introduced a new sustainable 3D printing filament, allPHA, to two of its makerspaces this spring. Sustainable Carolina partnered with BeAM and provided funding to quickly introduce the biodegradable filament into the space. In 2014, Carolina … Read more

Orange County Creek Week is March 17-26

February 21, 2023

Mark your calendars! Orange County will host its 2nd annual Creek Week dedicated to celebrating and learning about our waterways. Show your love for Orange County’s streams, lakes, and rivers during Orange County Creek Week, set for March 17-26, 2023. … Read more

Design our Earth Day T-shirt!

January 25, 2023

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit an Earth Day t-shirt design. Sustainable Carolina will distribute these t-shirts to students during our Earth Day celebration in April.

UNC Student Government to host Energy Transition Town Hall

January 13, 2023

On January 18, UNC-Chapel Hill Student Government will host an Energy Transition Town Hall. The event is supported by UNC Institute for the Environment and Sustainable Carolina. Administrators, staff, and student activists will gather at Dey Hall in Toy Lounge for a Q&A panel.

2023 Green Resolutions

January 9, 2023

As we begin to work toward our New Year’s Resolutions, we can’t forget sustainability. Our Green Resolution guide examines strategies within ten different areas for living more sustainably in 2023.