Three Zeros Newsletter

March 6, 2018

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Campus News

Three Zeros Initiative interns at UNC Clean Tech Summit

Three Zeros at the UNC Clean Tech Summit

Representatives of the Three Zeros Environmental Initiatives office enjoyed speaking with policy makers, stakeholders, corporations and members of the UNC-Chapel Hill community last week during the UNC Clean Tech Summit

Stormwater and the Stadium: How Carolina Became More Resilient and Sustainable

Stormwater and the Stadium: How Carolina Became More Resilient and Sustainable

The reduction in potable water use from UNC Athletics and the Three Zeros Environmental Initiative was featured in the blog, Angles from the Carolina Planning Journal.


Campus Sustainability Events

Check out our online events calendar for more great sustainability events happening this month.

EcoReps Introductory Training

March 6 @  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join EcoReps for an introductory training to learn how to become part of the sustainable movement on campus. They are currently offering introductory sessions for people planning to join EcoReps, as well as general skills trainings applied to sustainability. Learn more about how to apply to become an EcoRep.  

Jordan Lake Nutrient Management Study Research Symposium

March 22 @ 10:00am – 3:00pm 
North Carolina Botanical Garden 

Researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University will come together to discuss their work in understanding the water quality in the Jordan Lake watershed. A series of talks and panel discussions will cover various topics, including:

• Sources of nutrients in Jordan Lake

• Water movement in Jordan Lake and its implications for nutrient transport

• Stakeholders’ perceptions of water quality in Jordan Lake

• Financing nutrient management in the watershed

• Lessons learned from other states’ nutrient management strategies

The event is open to the public, but you must register.

Earth Day Keynote: Effectively Communicating Climate Science

to Spur Action

April 17 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The 2018 Earth Day keynote speaker, Susan Hassol, is an award-winning climate change communicator, analyst, and author known for her ability to translate science into English. She has written and edited numerous high-level reports, testified before Congress, written an HBO documentary, and much more. To learn more, go to her twitter account @ClimateComms, and the climatecommunication.org website.

A reception will be held in Genome Science Building from 4:30-5:30pm, followed by the keynote in Genome 100 from 5:30-7:00pm.

2018 Earth Day Fair

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This year’s Earth Day Fair recognizes the many campus programs, groups, and departments, as well as off-campus organizations and businesses that work to make Carolina a sustainable community through environmental quality, economic prosperity, and societal well-being. Exhibitors will table outdoors on Polk Place from 10am-2pm.


Green Tip

Traveling for Spring Break? We’ve Got You Covered

Check out information from Transportation and Parking, including shuttles to Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro and the RDU airport for as little as $1.25! Carpooling, bus routes, shuttles, Zipcar rentals and more.


Jobs, Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships

Check out our online job postings for sustainability jobs locally and around the country! We will continue to post sustainability-related jobs and internships available at UNC in this newsletter.

• The Water Institute at UNC- Research Assistant

• Honors Carolina- Colorado River Maymester Hydrology Course

• NC Botanical GardensConservation Intern



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