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Join the Clean Commute Challenge
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

As temperatures rise, the campus and surrounding communities are in midst of its most vulnerable time for unhealthy air quality.  The annual Clean Commute Challenge, an initiative spearheaded by NC Air Awareness, aims to combat this issue. 

The program, administered by the NC...


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Summer construction - short-term pain, long-term gain
Thursday, May 11, 2017

The approaching summer months leading into the fall semester will bring an increase in campus construction.  Without question, the wave of construction projects will challenge the campus community.  The good news is, it is temporary – sort of!

Campus navigation may feel like an...


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Campus beautification initiative relaunches
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

At the close of last month’s Earth Month celebrations, the Adopt-A-Spot program relaunched.  The reestablishment of the program was successful due to efforts of members of the Kappa Kappa Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., who initiated identification of a location to adopt and an...


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Understanding space management - no galaxy required
Thursday, April 20, 2017

When it comes to identifying highly sought-after campus-wide resources, the word “space” likely tops the list. 

In the last 15 years, tens of millions of dollars has been spent to increase physical facilities and it is evident UNC Charlotte will continue to grow “by leaps and bounds...


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Green Office certifications boost environmental footprint awareness
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The UNC Charlotte Green Office Program, an initiative piloted by the Sustainability Office in 2015, has reported a notable rise in the number of Green Office certifications. 

The program, now in its third year, encourages and lends support to offices to participate in self-guided...


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Earth Month activities will help make the campus greener
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A tree planting, the spring Campus Cleanup and an Earth Day Festival are just some of the activities planned by UNC Charlotte’s Sustainability Office to encourage the University community be become more aware of and involved in environmental issues.

On Wednesday, April 5, which is Tree...


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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...


A sign displays the Certified Wildlife Habitat at the lake.
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...