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Renewable Energy Fee

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

Driven by student initiatives, the University has also begun to incorporate renewable energy technologies on campus. During the student elections of 2013, 83% of students voted to make permanent a ...


Green Revolving Fund

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

In fall 2011, Student Government requested that UNC allocate some of its money into a Green Revolving Fund, which provides low-interest loans to energy conservation, efficiency, and production projects around ...


Campus Grown: Connecting Sustainability, Local Food Systems, and Experiential Student Learning

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

When farms, gardens, and other agricultural production takes place on college campuses those spaces can serve as hubs for sustainability education, local food systems, and transformative student learning. In this ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Three Zeros Environmental Initiative at UNC Chapel Hill: The Chancellor's Sustainability Charge

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)
  • SmithGroup (MI)

The University of North Carolina (UNC) has set a new global standard for sustainability in higher education's constantly evolving environment. UNC is scaling its impact through the Three Zeros ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Course Presentation: BSBA 590-033: Carolina Sustainability Consulting

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

This semester-long course, Carolina Sustainability Consulting, will provide undergraduate students the opportunity to put theory into practice by devising strategies and crafting implementation plans to advance UNC’s sustainability goals ...

  • Posted Sept. 14, 2018
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Syllabus: BUSI590-033: Carolina Sustainability Consulting

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

This semester-long course, Carolina Sustainability Consulting, will provide undergraduate students the opportunity to put theory into practice by devising strategies and crafting implementation plans to advance UNC’s sustainability goals ...

  • Posted Sept. 14, 2018
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Edible Campus UNC Student Volunteers

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

Edible Campus UNC at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a program of the North Carolina Botanical Garden that incorporates edible, medicinal, and pollinator-friendly plants into existing landscapes ...


Edible Campus UNC Student Volunteers

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

Edible Campus UNC at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a program of the North Carolina Botanical Garden that incorporates edible, medicinal, and pollinator-friendly plants into existing landscapes ...


Edible Campus Garden at UNC Chapel Hill

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

Edible Campus UNC at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a program of the North Carolina Botanical Garden that incorporates edible, medicinal, and pollinator-friendly plants into existing landscapes ...


Marine Science (MS)

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

The Department of Marine Sciences provides teaching and research in estuarine, coastal, and oceanographic sciences leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in marine sciences. The two elements of ...

  • Posted Jan. 17, 2018
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Ecology (MA)

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

The Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology is a multidisciplinary, degree-granting program that seeks to foster an understanding and appreciation of ecological systems and to demonstrate the value of ecological ...

  • Posted Jan. 17, 2018
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Ecology (MS)

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

The Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology is a multidisciplinary, degree-granting program that seeks to foster an understanding and appreciation of ecological systems and to demonstrate the value of ecological ...

  • Posted Jan. 17, 2018
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Minor in Environmental Science and Studies

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

The minor is designed for students wishing to remain in another discipline but having an interest in the environment as an area of application. Students in the minor in environmental ...

  • Posted Jan. 17, 2018
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Integrated traditional and applied education in a public US university: exploring sustainable cities and regions in classrooms and communities

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)
  • University of Montevallo (AL)

The most effective and promising models for teaching sustainability sciences and studies in a university setting are a topic of vigorous debate. This paper discusses an integrated sustainability curriculum at ...


Funding Strategies for Non-Traditional University MS4 Stormwater Programs

  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)
  • University of Virginia (VA)

Stormwater programs have historically been stymied by lack of proper funding resources. Unlike drinking water and sanitary sewer utility services that long ago transitioned to enterprise funds, a stormwater utility ...


Integrated traditional and applied education—exploring sustainable cities and regions in classrooms and communities

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

The most effective and promising models for teaching sustainability sciences and studies in a university setting are a topic of vigorous debate. This paper discusses an integrated sustainability curriculum at ...


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Sustainability Plan - Embedding Sustainability into the DNA of the Campus

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)
  • Buro Happold (NY)

UNC is a recognized leader in sustainability (AASHE STARS - Gold campus), leading in the tangible aspects of water and energy conservation with a mature recycling and composting program, sustainable buildings ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Researching the Researchers: Developing a Sustainability Research Inventory

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

Developing a sustainability research inventory at a tier-one research university can prove challenging. Thousands of research faculty, inconsistencies in reporting, limited direct access to faculty and staff, and ambiguous data ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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STARS Advanced Workshop (2014)

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • GreenerU (MA)

This workshop is geared towards conference participants that would like to engage in high-level discussion about AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). AASHE staff will provide a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Games at UNC-Chapel Hill: An Innovative Approach to Engaging Students in Peer Education

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

Green Games is an environmental competition among the residence halls at UNC-Chapel Hill. Since its inception in 1994, Green Games has evolved into an active and engaging tool for promoting ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Student Green Fee Management and Project Implementation

  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • Green Mountain College (VT)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

Carnegie Mellon University has instituted environmental education across its curriculum over the past five years. The latest course addition, "The Environment Today," was spearheaded by student organizations at Carnegie Mellon ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Financing Renewable Energy Installations on University and College Campuses

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)
  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (WI)

When you evaluate the plans filed with ACUPCC for achieving Zero-Carbon by 2050, virtually every plan dependents on the installation and operation of on-site renewable energy. With today's difficult ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Engaging faculty from a non-academic post

  • Meredith College (NC)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)
  • Wake Forest University (NC)

Campus sustainability programs often begin with operations-based projects led by a sustainability director housed in the business and finance division of the institution. The director frequently struggles to create student ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Doing More with Less: Tapping Campus Partnerships and Online Resources

  • Duke University (NC)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

Tough economic times have brought new challenges in sustainability outreach and engagement. Facing tight budgets, sustainability professionals must think creatively to reach their campus community. Highlighted in this panel presentation ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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From Exceptional Drought to Long-term Water Efficiency

  • Duke University (NC)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

During the record-breaking drought of 2007, three universities rose to the challenge. UNC Chapel Hill, Duke, and NC State - the largest water consumers in their markets - improved their water infrastructure ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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University Transportation Demand Management

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)
  • Virginia Tech (VA)

This presentation will focus on sustainable transportation options presented through transportation demand management programs at three different universities, in three different environments. 1) Large Urban (TBA) 2) University Town (UNC-Chapel ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Innovative Programs from UNC's Center for Sustainable Enterprise

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

UNC's Center for Sustainable Enterprise at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business has developed two innovative sustainability programs: 1) CSE Consulting is a one of a kind, award-winning program that ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Experiential Learning: UNC's Business Accelerator for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (BASE)

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

The new Business Accelerator for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (BASE) at the University of North Carolina provides an innovative experiential learning opportunity for students to work directly with sustainably-oriented businesses. BASE is ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Embracing Sustainability in the Campus Planning Process

  • Emory University (GA)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)
  • Clark Patterson Lee (NY)

American colleges and universities have grown significantly over the past 50 years and analysis of current data and trends suggests this pattern will continue for some time in the future ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Moving Campuses Beyond Coal

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • Sierra Club (DC)

Across the country, 63 institutes of higher education currently burn coal in an on-campus facility to generate steam, electric power, or both. Many of these schools have signed the American ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Center for Sustainable Enterprise

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

Through education, research and outreach, the Center for Sustainable Enterprise (CSE) empowers business leaders to build shareholder value while exercising environmental stewardship and promoting societal well being. CSE provides students ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environmental Finance Center

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

The Environmental Finance Center works to enhance the ability of governments and other organizations to provide environmental programs and services in fair, effective and financially sustainable ways.

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Solar Energy Research Center

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

The UNC SERC was founded in 2008 to serve as a regional hub for solar energy research. Its primary goal is to contribute to our energy future by taking a ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Solar Fuels and Next Generation Photovoltaics

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

The mission of the UNC Energy Frontier Research Center is to conduct research on dye-sensitized photoelectrosynthesis cells (DSPECs) for water splitting and tandem cells for the reduction of carbon dioxide ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center for Urban & Regional Studies

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

The Center for Urban & Regional Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a multi-disciplinary research center focusing on ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environmental Science (BS)

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

The environmental science major leads to a bachelor of science degree and is appropriate for students interested in solving complex environmental and energy resource related problems. The major includes preparation ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

The environmental studies major leads to a bachelor of arts degree and is appropriate for students seeking rigorous preparation in the social sciences and humanities needed to understand how society ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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PhD in Environmental Sciences & Engineering

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

The PhD is intended for students with a strong background in the sciences or engineering and prepares graduates for careers in basic and applied research, education, advanced practice, and management ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Master of Community & Regional Planning

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

The objectives of the MCRP program are to prepare students for a long-term career in planning. The program is structured to provide: 1) a core of planning theory, urban theory ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MBA in Sustainable Enterprise

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

MBA in Sustainable Enterprise Concentration - Sustainable enterprise is a way of doing business that makes profits through means that reduce harm to society and the environment. It turns challenges into ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MS in Environmental Engineering

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

The preferred applicant for the MS in Environmental Engineering will posses a BS engineering degree from an ABET accredited engineering program, or foreign equivalent. Other BS degrees such as Physics ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Minor in Sustainability Studies

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

The program provides an understanding of sustainability — a unifying approach to human and environmental problems. Sustainable businesses, communities, and other organizations seek to design systems in ways that optimize material ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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SOGreen: An environmental undertaking for the School of Government

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

In January of 2008, four Masters of Public Administration students launched the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government's (SOG) initiative towards more sustainable facilities and operations: "SOGreen." The School of ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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