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Thumbnail image of mask recycling boxes. Limited-Time Mask Recycling Trial Launches on Campus

January 18, 2022

Sustainable Carolina is working with partners across campus to reduce waste going to the landfill. The latest program to launch is a limited-time recycling initiative for disposable face masks.

Categories: Campus Sustainability News, Uncategorized, Waste News


Infrared image of Hurricane Irma in the Bahamas. Elements of this image furnished by NASA. How do Hurricanes Relate to Climate Change and Community Resiliency?

December 6, 2021

Anthropogenic emissions and their impact on severe weather events such as hurricanes are becoming a spotlight issue in our changing climate.

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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. 

Categories: Campus Sustainability News, Water News


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.

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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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