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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

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

Electric School Bus Charging | Fleets of the Future

February 11, 2022
In a new study, Sustainable Carolina Analyst Melanie Elliott created an innovative model to show how electric school bus charging schedules can aid in energy storage.   Right around the time Sustainable Carolina launched in fall 2020, Melanie Elliott, a senior on her way to a Bachelor of Science in…

Categories: Campus Sustainability News, Research, Uncategorized