Sustainability

MBA students use class concepts to find recycling solutions

Amy Drew never imagined that digging through trash at the break of dawn would be part of her Master of Business Administration studies. Yet, that is exactly what she and classmates did to gain crucial data for an MBA operations management course last fall.

Meet Will Russo

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Will Russo is a junior computer science major with a sociology minor. He serves as chair of the Charlotte Green Initiative and treasurer of Peaks and Professors, a hiking club that focuses on connecting students, faculty and the great outdoors.

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Green buildings at UNC Charlotte

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Construction of new buildings is essential to UNC Charlotte’s rapid growth, but the long-term sustainability of the campus depends on the quality of those buildings. To guide high-performance design, the University’s Facilities Management Advisory Council adopted the goal of pursuing LEED Gold certification for all new construction and major renovation projects on campus larger than 20,000 square feet. 

Niners Recycle Right

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UNC Charlotte has offered recycling services since 1990, and waste reduction efforts have increased. But the success of campus recycling services starts with  UNC Charlotte students, staff and faculty, and the Waste Wizard is here to help!

Celebrate Earth Month with UNC Charlotte

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April is Earth Month, and UNC Charlotte’s Office of Sustainability has published a listing of campus and community events to celebrate.

Paper towel composting pilot program launches

Did you know that paper towels and compostable paper make up about 20% of the waste collected from UNC Charlotte buildings? This is the largest single item that the campus community can divert from the landfill.  

Paper towel composting pilot program launches

Did you know that paper towels and compostable paper make up about 20% of the waste collected from UNC Charlotte buildings? This is the largest single item that the campus community can divert from the landfill.  

Princeton Review selects UNC Charlotte for its 2024 Guide to Green Colleges

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UNC Charlotte again is on Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges, an annual publication that recognizes academic institutions’ sustainability-related policies, practices and programs. UNC Charlotte is one of 522 colleges included in the 2024 edition.

Getting our hands dirty for good: How UNC Charlotte keeps its zero waste stadium promise

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Zero waste is an ambitious goal that challenges businesses and organizations to find ways to reuse, compost or recycle waste generated.

Recycling team: Turning Styrofoam into gold

At UNC Charlotte, Styrofoam turns into gold. It’s not literal gold. The recycling team has an innovative way to condense ceiling-high Styrofoam to the size of a shoebox, which saves space, time and money. 

Every piece of Styrofoam on campus, most of which comes from the thousands of excited students moving into the dorms with their decorations, lamps and new appliances. The mini-fridge and lava lamp go in, and the Styrofoam packaging always comes out. 

Multiply that by 100 and the result is 900 pounds of Styrofoam with nowhere to call home.