Reconstituting rain, revitalizing rivers

May 16, 2016

Rainwater collected from the roofs of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Genome Sciences Building (GSB) drains into a 350,000-gallon, stone-filled cistern below the Bell Tower Amphitheater.

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University Signs Real Food Campus Commitment

May 4, 2016

Thanks to the efforts of the Fair, Local, Organic Food (FLO) student organization, Carolina Dining Services (CDS), and the Food for All steering committee, UNC has officially committed to increase fair, local, or organic food options in dining halls.

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A ‘holistic approach’

April 26, 2016

On April 26, Carolina showcased two of its most recent sustainability efforts with a visit to the Battle Grove Restoration Project and the signing of the Real Food Campus Commitment.

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Reducing waste is more than just recycling and composting

March 28, 2016

The University has a goal to contribute zero waste to landfills. Becoming waste-free was one of three environmental goals announced at January’s Board of Trustees meeting.

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UNC may set new environmental standards based on water goal

March 23, 2016

UNC announced a goal to become water neutral at the Board of Trustees’ January meeting — but the University is still figuring out what that means.

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UNC not coal-free by 2020, but hopefully greenhouse gas-neutral by 2050

March 21, 2016

After abandoning UNC’s pledge to be coal-free by 2020, UNC announced a goal to be greenhouse gas-neutral at a January Board of Trustees meeting.

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