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Campus Sustainability Month Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to the Sustainability Scavenger Hunt! This game was designed to celebrate Campus Sustainability Month.


Map of Carolina campus.


Scavenger Hunt Rules

The game commences on October 23, 2023 and ends October 27, 2023. The first 100 participants to submit entries for each of the 10 locations will receive a sustainability swag bag filled with goodies from Sustainable Carolina, the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling, Carolina Dining Services, and Transportation and Parking!

Participants must find each of the locations listed below, locate the QR code, and submit a separate entry form for each location. Plan to take photos at each location to upload to the submission form. Photos do not need to include your face but need to originate from your device.

Clue Locations

  1. This structure is the first on campus to be lit entirely with high-efficiency LEDs. It also features photovoltaic arrays that light the stairwells.
  2. If you had a bird’s-eye view of this building, you’d see the newest, largest rooftop solar installation on campus, designed to generate more than 25% of the electricity needed in the building.
  3. You likely have walked across this green roof and never realized it was a green roof! This roof connects North and South Campus is Carolina’s first and only intensive green roof (soil depth of 30 inches or more).
  4. Grab a bike from Carolina’s new bike share program after eating breakfast at Chase.
  5. Not far from the Pit, you can recycle batteries, e-waste and plastic film.
  6. This centrally-located building has both pre- and post-consumer composting.
  7. It’s powered by the sun and accepts plastic, metal, glass, paper, and cardboard, but keep soiled materials out! There are several of these compactors around campus, but find this QR code on the one between the Student Stores and Lenoir.
  8. Intramural flag football players might not know a 350,000-gallon cistern containing harvested rainwater is beneath the fields where they play. No need to go down to the field. Stay on the brick sidewalk and look for the sign explaining the system!
  9. Volleyball and basketball players, along with gymnasts and wrestlers call this athletic facility home. It’s also the site of the first Champion Sustainability Fund energy efficiency project. Newly installed LED lights give athletes and spectators greater visibility, while decreasing the building’s energy usage.
  10. Have you gotten at least six clues yet? On Thursday or Friday, meet us at this location between 10 am – 1 pm: A great spot to find native flora and fauna on campus, this location is a bird-friendly habitat, certified by New Hope Audubon.