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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. The designs should convey the spirit of Earth Day and sustainability, and … Continued

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 … Continued

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. Energy Efficiency Turn off lights and unplug battery chargers/adapters when not … Continued

Behind the Scenes: Installing Campus Solar

December 16, 2022

When Jessica Reid (’22, ’23) wanted to highlight renewable energy for her digital storytelling course, she looked to Ideliya Khismatova (’23). Reid, who is in the Environment and Science Communication dual-degree program, met Khismatova as an undergraduate student. The two … Continued

Sustainable Semester Wrap-Up (Fall 2022)

December 9, 2022

We are reflecting on the sustainable semester we’ve had this fall at Carolina. This semester, we’ve worked with students via a capstone course and the EcoStudio internship program. Through experiential education opportunities like these, students hone their skills and use … Continued

Rooted: Mike Piehler (UNC Research)

December 6, 2022

  UNC Research featured Chief Sustainability Officer Mike Piehler in its Rooted series, which recognizes long-standing members of the UNC-Chapel Hill community who have aided in the advancement of research by staying at Carolina. Read the full feature on the … Continued

Carolina Sustainability Council Gives Students a Voice

November 21, 2022

Mary-Catherine (M.C.) Gray’s (’23) enthusiasm for sustainability stems back to seventh grade. Her desire to protect the planet began the way it does for many – Earth Day festivities. After serving on her middle school Earth Day committee, she started … Continued

By the Numbers: Reducing Campus GHGs

October 24, 2022

Our 2021 Greenhouse Gases: By the Numbers report breaks down campus emissions and illustrates the strides the University is making toward its 2040 climate neutrality goal. The report uses 2007 — the year Carolina began robust tracking of campus greenhouse … Continued

Sustainable Carolina Releases 2022 Sustainability Report

September 29, 2022

Sustainability at Carolina doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Partnership and collaboration among Schools, departments, and student organizations push efforts forward. As the hub for campus sustainability, Sustainable Carolina is pleased to announce the release of its 2022 Sustainability Report, which highlights … Continued