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Piehler Launches Carolina Sustainability Council

November 6, 2020

The Council will support the transition to Sustainable Carolina, a new comprehensive initiative to move Carolina’s sustainability efforts forward, including the Three Zeros Environmental Initiative.

Mike Piehler Named Carolina’s Chief Sustainability Officer

September 2, 2020

In his new role, Mike Piehler will provide leadership and coordination of broad sustainability efforts on campus, develop a consistent plan to reach short- and long-term goals and serve as chair of the University’s Sustainability Council.

Earth Day 2020

April 20, 2020

Carolina’s dedication to sustainability and the environment is driven by our commitment to the University’s Three Zeros Environmental Initiative.

Winter Break Initiative Reduces Campus Energy Use

March 18, 2020

When the University closes for winter break, typically for nine to 11 days, the departure of students and staff provides opportunities for energy savings in buildings that will remain unoccupied during the break.

A Restoration for the Future

October 4, 2019

The University is working steadily to decrease its carbon footprint and move away from using coal. Campus administrators continually look for ways to reduce overall energy consumption and increase the use of renewable energy while lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

UNC Releases 2018 Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report

October 4, 2019

In 2007, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill signed the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). In signing this, Carolina committed to carbon neutrality by 2050 and agreed to conduct annual greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories in order to track progress.