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Three Zeros Environmental Initiative Newsletter

December 2019

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2019: A Year in the Life of Three Zeros

It’s the season to take a glance back at the good and impactful moments of last year for the Three Zeros Environmental Initiative. We are grateful for our sustainable community and the support you give to Three Zeros. Check out a few of our highlights from 2019 and stay tuned for more news in 2020 as we build on Carolina’s rich environmental legacy and keep working toward our goals to reduce our environmental footprint.

Meet Allie Omens, 2019 Three Zeros Environmental Initiative Leadership Award Winner

Senior Allie Omens, this year’s recipient of the Three Zeros Environmental Initiative Leadership Award, leads by example and champions change.

Cogeneration Burner Project Lowers Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A restoration project at UNC's cogeneration facility will allow the Energy Star-rated plant to expand natural gas capacity and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

#EatSortWinUNC Wins National Award for Education and Outreach

The Three Zeros Environmental Initiative partnered with Carolina Dining Services on the Eat Sort Win! campaign, which won the Silver Award for Education and Outreach in the National Association of Colleges and University Food Service (NACUFS) Sustainability Award Contest!

Carolina Ranked #1 in U.S. for Sustainability by Times Higher Education

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been recognized this year by the Times Higher Education’s (THE) as first in the U.S. in the University Impact Rankings and 24th out of 462 universities globally.

More Stories from 2019


Get a jumpstart on your New Year’s resolution to learn more about sustainability by taking a look at upcoming conferences and educational opportunities happening around the state in early 2020!

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