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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


World Water Day | A Look into UNC-Chapel Hill’s Water Management Past

March 22, 2022
  Now in its 30th year, the United Nation’s World Water Day raises awareness for those without access to safe water. Sustainable Development Goal 6: “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all” is woven into this holiday, held every year on March 22. This year’s theme…

Categories: Campus Sustainability News, Uncategorized, Water News


Celebrating our Creeks Year Round

March 17, 2022
In 2022, we participated in Orange County’s first-ever Creek Week. Celebrating our creeks with Orange County, Town of Chapel Hill, Town of Carrboro, Town of Hillsborough, and OWASA has been a highlight of our spring semester. As a University, there’s a constant flow of exciting research coming from scientists, courses,…

Categories: Campus Sustainability News, Nitrogen, UNC Three Zeros News, Uncategorized, Water News


Apply Today | Efficient Freezer Rebate Program for UNC-CH Labs

February 18, 2022
The spring 2022 Efficient Freezer Rebate Program (EFRP) and My Green Lab Freezer Challenge are now open! Eligible labs have the chance to receive a rebate of 35% of the cost (up to $5,000) of a new ultra low freezer. With funding from RESPC, Sustainable Carolina will also reward the UNC lab…

Categories: Campus Sustainability News, UNC Three Zeros News, Uncategorized


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