The 2019 NACUFS Sustainability Award A Win for the Environment

August 15, 2019

Carolina Dining Services – run by Aramark, the University’s dining contractor – received the 2019 Silver Award in Sustainability for Education and Outreach from the National Association of College and University Food Services for #EatSortWinUNC, a social media-based educational campaign that was introduced in Lenoir Hall in fall 2018.

Categories: UNC Three Zeros, Waste


Students hand paint a poster at Earth Day Fair 2018. Student Leadership Award nominations accepted until Sept. 9

August 6, 2019

In its second year, The Three Zeros Environmental Initiative Student Leadership Award recognizes outstanding student contributions to the advancement of the Three Zeros Environmental Initiative. One recipient will receive $500.

Categories: UNC Three Zeros


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