May 2018

Three Zeros engages students through Earth Week celebration

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrated UNC Earth Week 2018 from April 16-21 with a series of events which included a keynote lecture by award-winning climate change communicator and author Susan Joy Hassol, an Earth Fair on the Quad and an exhibition of art made out of and about plastic. Departments across UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus hosted film screenings, speakers and art exhibits, each supporting the Three Zeros Environmental Initiative’s goals.

UNC Earth Week Twitter Moment

View the Three Zeros Initiative Twitter Moment for UNC Earth Week 2018.

UNC Recognized for Greenovation Award

Nita Eskew, Director of the Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratories, in partnership with the Green Labs committee at UNC-Chapel Hill, has received the Greenovation Award from Kimberly-Clark for their nitrile glove recycling efforts. In 2017 alone, chemistry labs recycled 2,626 pounds of non-hazardous glove waste. These gloves are turned into eco-friendly consumer products, supporting the Three Zeros goal of sending zero waste to landfills.

UNC Researcher Explores the Real-World Effects of Climate Change

David Salvesen, director of the UNC Institute for the Environment Sustainable Triangle Field Site, developed the Climate Stories NC video project, in which real people talk about the impact they’ve experienced from climate change. We are doing our part at UNC-Chapel Hill by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, water use and waste.

Jobs, Internships, Scholarships and More

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