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UNC Charlotte earns third Tree Campus USA recognition
Thursday, February 23, 2017

UNC Charlotte was honored with 2016 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor colleges and universities for effective campus...


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Hechenbleikner Lake designated as a Certified Wildlife Habitat
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The UNC Charlotte Hechenbleikner Lake is now designated as a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).

NWF, America’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization, recognized the university’s efforts to spearhead initiatives to create and...


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Renovations to Denny Building to begin academic complex overhaul
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

As part of the University’s strategic Five-year Capital Construction Plan, work to transform the Academic Complex in the historic core of campus will begin in January.

“The goal of the Academic Complex Renovation (ACR) project is to modernize the Denny, Macy, Barnard, Garinger and...


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Five-year plan builds upon a foundation of distinction
Friday, November 4, 2016

The UNC Charlotte campus, during the next five-year period, will be undergoing a heightened level of physical expansion.  Over the past year Facilities Management (FM) and Financial Services worked together with campus units to create a strategic Five-Year Capital Construction Plan, which...


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University earns STARS Silver rating for sustainability achievements
Friday, November 4, 2016

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has earned a STARS Silver rating for its accomplishments in sustainability from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, is a...


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University featured in The Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges
Thursday, October 20, 2016

In The Princeton Review’s seventh annual edition of its “green guide,” the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is listed among the 361 most environmentally responsible colleges in the nation.

Factored in to this designation includes the University’s continued excellence as the...


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A routine clean, understanding the BES cleaning program
Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Facilities Management Building Environmental Services and Recycling (BES&R) unit takes great pride in its responsibility to maintain the cleanliness of campus facilities.  Through its cleaning program, BES staff thoroughly clean offices/cubicles once per week. 

The...


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UNC Charlotte joins the Green Sports Alliance
Thursday, August 11, 2016

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has joined the Green Sports Alliance, an organization that leverages sports to promote healthy and sustainable communities.

According to their website, the Alliance achieves its success by “inspiring sports leagues, teams, venues, their...


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Take a 'power trip' with the newest Motor Fleet addition
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

With the recent acquisition of two new LEAF vehicles University customers now have a ‘power trip’ option to select from among the University’s Motor Fleet offerings. 

The LEAF, an all-electric vehicle manufactured by Nissan, is currently available for daily rental.  “Different...


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University achieves energy reduction goal
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

UNC Charlotte received a certificate of recognition during the Appalachian Energy Summit (AES) in recognition of its commitment and achievement to reduce campus energy consumption by 30 percent.

In 2003, state agencies were given an ambitious 30 percent energy reduction mandate to...