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Study abroad at the UNC Institute for the Environment’s Highlands Field Site in fall 2024

Carolina undergraduates have until March 1, 2024 to apply to study abroad at UNC’s Highlands Field Site.

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Sustainability Permeates

How well do 3D printing materials advertised as biodegradable break down? Annabel Grocott hopes to find out.

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Applications open for spring Efficient Freezer Rebate Program

Applications are open January 18 – February 28, 2024. Winners notified March 8.

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CHASE Solar Hub: A Leader in sustainable solar fuel

Sustainable Carolina Intern Sabrina Krupenko sat down with two members of the CHASE Solar Hub.

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Carolina’s Second Energy Transition Town Hall

Carolina’s second Energy Transition Town Hall is Tuesday, November 21 from 12:30 – 2 pm in Toy Lounge.

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Highly efficient freezers support research at Carolina

As a Ph.D. student, Assistant Professor Eric Riddell became interested in how animals respond to climate chang

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A future of fluoride-ion batteries? Carolina lab works on a lithium-ion alternative.

Story by Sustainable Tar Heel Intern Sabrina Krupenko. “The transition to a more sustainable society is depend

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Water diplomacy discussions at UNC Global Affairs

On Tuesday, November 2, the Science, Policy, and Advocacy Group and UNC Global Affairs hosted a panel discussi

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UNC Department of Earth, Marine and Environmental Sciences hosts talk on ocean carbon storage

Adrian Burd, a professor in the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Georgia, spoke at UNC Depar

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Sustainable Carolina releases 2023 Campus Sustainability Report

  In celebration of Campus Sustainability Month, Sustainable Carolina is excited to release our 2023 Camp

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Eat Sort Win Campaign Back at Carolina Dining Services

Students can volunteer for Carolina Dining Services’ Green Guides program.

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Kenan Stadium to host Champion Sustainability Game on Oct. 7

The Champion Sustainability Game, will celebrate the University of North Carolina’s many sustainability accomp

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Battle Grove Receives Bird Friendly Habitat Designation

On a spring morning, members of UNC Grounds and Landscaping and Sustainable Carolina met up with a New Hope Au

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Make Sustainable Projects at BeAM With allPHA Filament

Priding itself on sustainability, BeAM introduced a new sustainable 3D printing filament, allPHA, to two of it

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Design our Earth Day T-shirt!

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit an Earth Day t-shirt design. Sustainable Carolina wi

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UNC Student Government to host Energy Transition Town Hall

On January 18, UNC-Chapel Hill Student Government will host an Energy Transition Town Hall. The event is suppo

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2023 Green Resolutions

As we begin to work toward our New Year’s Resolutions, we can’t forget sustainability. Our Green Resolution gu

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December 2022 | Sustainable semester wrap-up

We are reflecting on the sustainable semester we’ve had this fall at Carolina. This semester, we’ve worked wit

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Rooted: Mike Piehler (from UNC Research)

UNC Research featured Chief Sustainability Officer Mike Piehler in its Rooted series, which recognizes long-st

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By the numbers: Reducing campus GHGs

Our 2021Greenhouse Gases: By the Numbers report breaks down campus emissions and illustrates the strides the U

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Sustainable Carolina Releases 2022 Sustainability Report

Sustainable Carolina is pleased to announce the release of its 2022 Sustainability Report, which highlights ca

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Sustainable Carolina adds Julie Jacobson Vann, Ideliya Khismatova to Carolina Sustainability Council

Julie Jacobson Vann, clinical associate professor at the UNC School of Nursing, has joined the Carolina Sustai

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Join us for the 2022 Sustainability Social

Sustainable Carolina is hosting a Sustainability Social on Wednesday, August 31 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in t

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Design a device sustainability competition open for entries

Sustainable Carolina’s first-ever design competition is open for project submissions. Design a Device encourag

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Sustainability Courses at UNC-Chapel Hill

Sustainable Carolina released a searchable, comprehensive list of sustainability-related courses at UNC-Chapel

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Digging into Nutrient Cycling in Carolina’s Streams

After 75 years underground, Carolina’s stormwater experts brought Battle Branch Creek back to life through str

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Biking toward a sustainable, and safer future

Since 1956, The League of American Bicyclists has celebrated National Bike Month every May. The celebration fo

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Hurricanes, Climate Change and Community Resilience

Resilience is the capacity to recover after a disaster. As climate change threatens to increase hurricane freq

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Reducing the University’s Water Footprint

Earth Day 2022 marks the release of our Water Plan, which explains how we’re reducing our water footprint. Mor

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Champion Sustainability Fund applications open

The application period for the Champion Sustainability Fund opened at this year’s Clean Tech Summit, held Marc

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World Water Day | Water Management at UNC-Chapel Hill

Now in its 30th year, the United Nation’s World Water Day raises awareness for those without access to safe wa

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Celebrating our Creeks Year Round

In 2022, we participated in Orange County’s first-ever Creek Week. Celebrating our creeks with Orange County,

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Apply Today | Efficient Freezer Rebate Program for UNC-CH Labs

The spring 2022 Efficient Freezer Rebate Program (EFRP) and My Green Lab Freezer Challenge are now open! Eligi

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Electric School Bus Charging | Fleets of the Future

In a new study, Sustainable Carolina Analyst Melanie Elliott created an innovative model to show how electric

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Electric School Bus Charging | Fleets of the Future

In her study, Sustainable Carolina Analyst Melanie Elliott created an innovative model to show how electric sc

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Limited-Time Mask Recycling Trial Launches on Campus

Sustainable Carolina is working with partners across campus to reduce waste going to the landfill. The latest

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A confluence of uses: How water makes its journey through UNC’s campus

Whether you’re washing your hands in a campus bathroom or filling up your water bottle in your dorm, the water

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Sustainable Carolina releases 2021 report

As part of its goal to tell the story of campus sustainability, Sustainable Carolina released a report that hi

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A Creek Runs Through It

Water springing from a granite ridge millions of years in the making is a main reason for Carolina’s location.

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A crash course on nitrogen footprints

Reactive nitrogen in the environment causes impacts to environmental and human health. Examples of reactive ni

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Updated Climate Action Plan and tracking greenhouse gas emissions progress

Sustainable Carolina announced a new Climate Action Plan (CAP) in April 2021, renewing the University’s commit

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September 13 | 2021 Carolina North Annual Report public information meeting

A public information meeting will be held at 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13 to receive comments and feedback on the

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Sustainable Carolina debuts podcast

Sustainable Carolina added a new tool to its messaging kit this summer as the team published its debut podcast

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Don’t Ditch It, Donate It: Connecting with the Chapel Hill Community

Don’t Ditch It Donate It is the annual end of the year sustainability program hosted by Carolina Housing, Offi

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Carolina launches innovative sustainability programs thanks to new Champion Sustainability Fund

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will soon get a big boost as it works to create a more sustain

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Carolina’s chief sustainability officer explains the University’s new Climate Action Plan

Michael Piehler details Carolina’s new Climate Action Plan, which was announced April 16. The new, aggressive

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Carolina announces new Climate Action Plan, seeks public input

The plan’s 25 strategies were developed by adapting to the advances in technologies, ideas and resources avail

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UNC-Chapel Hill earns STARS Gold for sustainability achievements

UNC-Chapel Hill has earned a STARS Gold rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in H

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UNC-Chapel Hill named to Best Workplaces for Commuters 2021

UNC-Chapel Hill was named one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters by the National Center for Transit Research

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Piehler launches Carolina Sustainability Council

The Council will support the transition to Sustainable Carolina, a new comprehensive initiative to move Caroli

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Mike Piehler named Carolina’s chief sustainability officer

In his new role, Mike Piehler will provide leadership and coordination of broad sustainability efforts on camp

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Carolina ranks 2nd in US, 22nd in world in 2020 ‘Times Higher Education’ impact rankings

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks second in the United States in the 2020 Times Higher Edu

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UNC Uses Earth Day to Create New Sustainability Commission

A new University-wide commission will oversee and advise on Carolina’s sustainability efforts, UNC Chancellor

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Students Turn Smith Center Green

The Smith Center took on a different look during the Jan. 30 men’s basketball game against Boston College. The

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