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Digging into Nutrient Cycling in Carolina’s Streams

June 17, 2022
After 75 years underground, Carolina’s stormwater experts brought Battle Branch Creek back to life through stream daylighting. The process slows down water and removes sediments and nutrients from the water. Since 2016 the project has thrived, but one important measurement of success has yet to be evaluated: nutrient cycling. This summer,…

Categories: Campus Sustainability News, Nitrogen, Research, Water News

Biking Toward a Sustainable (and Safer) Future

May 5, 2022
Since 1956, The League of American Bicyclists has celebrated National Bike Month every May. The celebration focuses on individual and community well-being, along with “safer streets, connected communities, a healthier planet, and happier people.” Bike to Work Week is coming up the week of May 16-22, and Bike to Work…

Categories: Campus Sustainability News, Events News, Uncategorized

Infrared image of Hurricane Irma in the Bahamas. Elements of this image furnished by NASA. Hurricanes, Climate Change, Community Resilience

April 28, 2022
Anthropogenic emissions and their impact on severe weather events such as hurricanes are becoming a spotlight issue in our changing climate.

Categories: Campus Sustainability News

Reducing our Water Footprint

April 22, 2022
Earth Day 2022 marks the release of our Water Plan, which explains how we’re reducing our water footprint. More specifically, it details the University’s accomplishments, current goals, and visions for a future of water sustainability. Because water is a finite resource and we face challenges to water quality and availability, it’s…

Categories: Campus Sustainability News, Research, Water News

Champion Sustainability Fund Applications Open

April 6, 2022
  Almost one year after Carolina announced the Champion Sustainability Fund, Sustainable Carolina launched the application period at the 2022 Clean Tech Summit. The fund is made possible by a $1 million investment from Champion Athleticwear, part of Winston-Salem-based HanesBrands’ portfolio. Chris Fox, HanesBrands chief sustainability officer, gave a keynote at the Clean…

Categories: Campus Sustainability News, Champion Sustainability Fund