Sustainability @ UNC

October 4, 2017

Sustainability @ UNC distributes a periodic newsletter containing our recent news stories along with information about upcoming events and sustainability job and internship opportunities. To receive this newsletter, join our listserv.


Green Tip

Traveling for Fall Break? Choose one of UNC’s convenient and affordable options including, buses to Charlotte, RDU, and Durham Station, or if you are looking to carpool, you can use your Onyen login to find ride matches. More Fall break travel information is available from UNC Transportation & Parking.

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Celebration of UNC’s First Annual Three Zeros Day

At the first Three Zeros Day: A Celebration of UNC Sustainability, more than 30 departments and student organizations showed off important sustainability work happening at Carolina and campus officials announced a new partnership and initiatives meant to get Carolina closer to its goals.

UNC’s Social Innovation Challenge:

A competition for CUBE 4.0 program participants

Apply for UNC’s Social Innovation Challenge. This program is designed for students (graduate & undergraduate) who understand a social or environmental problem well and are committed to applying the mindset, processes, tools, and techniques of business entrepreneurship as a force for good in addressing the problem.

 Applications due October 5, 2017.

Sustainable Triangle Field Site at UNC Chapel Hill Spring 2018

The Sustainable Triangle Field Site (STFS) offers students the opportunity to pair academic studies in the environmental, urban planning, geography, health, and related fields with practical experience delivered through internships, capstone research projects, and field trips. This on-campus experience is grounded in experiential learning, and STFS students incorporate into their UNC experience an understanding of how communities, industries, government, and nonprofit organizations can work together toward a more sustainable future.

Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2018 Sustainable Triangle Field Site at UNC Chapel Hill. The deadline is Friday, October 6, 2017.

AASHE Regional Sustainability Across the Curriculum Conference

Register for the AASHE Regional Sustainability Across the Curriculum Conference taking place from November 3-4 at the University of South Carolina. The title of the conference is, “Inspiring a New Generation of Sustainability Leaders through the Classroom.” Participants will learn how educators can utilize their unique role to inspire, inform, and train today’s students to become tomorrow’s sustainability champions.

 The deadline to register is October 15, 2017.

Welcome to Our New Research and Outreach Manager

Amy Armbruster joined Sustainability @ UNC in September. Amy comes to us from the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) where she worked as that organization’s Communication’s Coordinator. Before that, Amy worked at GoTriangle and at UNC Greensboro’s Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling. She has a BA in Biology and Environmental Studies and a Masters in Applied Geography. Amy lives in Carrboro with her husband, two sons, and a rescued lab-mix. She enjoys yoga, hiking, and reading mysteries. Some of her favorite ways to practice sustainability are to choose locally grown and organically produced food and to always carry her reusable water bottle. “UNC has already made huge strides towards zero waste to landfills, net zero carbon emissions, and net zero water usage. I’m excited to work with the campus community to take us to the next level!” You can reach Amy at

Harvest Moon Celebration

Join the North Carolina Botanical Garden at UNC’s Forest Theatre on October 5, 2017, from 6-7:30pm for the Harvest Moon Celebration to celebrate their Edible Campus at UNC. The evening will feature live music, stories of inspiring local food and social justice leaders, and celebrating the next generation of food activists. Attendees are encouraged to pack dinner and a blanket. Herbal tea and pastries will be available.

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