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Three Zeros Environmental Initiative: Advancing Sustainability at UNC-Chapel Hill

Getting to Zero

Carolina’s integrated approach to reducing its environmental footprint through three sustainability goals: net zero water usage; zero waste to landfills; and net zero greenhouse gas emissions.


Mike Piehler on Zoom meeting 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 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.

Carolina Ranked #2 in the U.S. for Sustainability 2020 Times Higher Education ranks Carolina 2nd in U.S. for Sustainability

April 23, 2020

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks second in the United States in the 2020 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, which measure sustainability among institutions of higher education.

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