Battery Electric Bus Chapel Hill Transit to Pilot Battery-Electric Buses

June 11, 2019

Thanks to $380,000 from a student-run group at UNC-Chapel Hill named the Renewable Energy Special Projects Committee (RESPC), the Chapel Hill Transit system will be able to acquire a third electric bus as part of its plan to pilot battery electric buses to reduce emissions and improve local air quality.

Categories: Greenhouse Gas, UNC Three Zeros


Carolina Ranked #1 in U.S. for Sustainability by Times Higher Education

May 6, 2019

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been recognized this year by the Times Higher Education’s (THE) as first in the U.S. in the University Impact Rankings and 24th out of 462 universities globally.

Categories: Awards


Brad Ives The Path to Three Zeros

May 3, 2019

This semester we asked Chief Sustainability Officer and Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Enterprises Brad Ives to define each of the Three Zeros and share some of the goals and upcoming projects of the Initiative.

Categories: UNC Three Zeros


Creating a Buzz on Campus

April 22, 2019

Carolina has been named a Bee Campus USA affiliate, joining more than 60 other universities working to improve their ornamental landscapes to sustain pollinators. The distinction recognizes the collective strength of educational campuses nationwide to benefit pollinators.

Categories: Projects, UNC Three Zeros


On Earth Day, OWASA and UNC Celebrate 10 Years of Water Resiliency

April 22, 2019

More than 2.1 billion gallons of wastewater has been reclaimed by OWASA for sustainable use at UNC for non-drinking purposes such as in chiller plants and toilets – saving ample water, energy, and material resources – a triple win for the planet on Earth Day! In 2009, OWASA and the…

Categories: Campus Sustainability, UNC Three Zeros, Water


Students hand paint a poster at Earth Day Fair 2018. Earth Day Events 2019

April 4, 2019

Three Zeros is supporting and promoting multiple events for the month of April that aim to support Earth Day and environmental awareness.

Categories: Events, UNC Three Zeros