Events with a sustainability focus occur year-round - Do you or your organization want to help tackle litter issues on campus, repurpose your old dorm room furniture and school supplies, assist our football stadium maintain its "zero-waste" distinction, or get your building involved with our Green Office program? Contact Tyler Sytsma for ways you can participate!

Upcoming Events:

September 21st - Join AWWA & Guest Speaker Kyle Hall with Charlotte Water

12:30pm, EPIC Roon 3222

A presentation on the ongoing stream restoration projects in the Charlotte area. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP

September 21st - International Speaker Series with Global Energy Expert, Dr. Bernard Weinstein

3:30 - 5:00pm, Atkins Library, Halton Reading Room

Global Energy Expert, Dr. Bernard Weinstein for the second installment of the International Speaker Series of the Fall 2017 Semester. Dr. Weinstein will discuss his perspective on the greatest challenges facing the U.S. and the world in terms of energy. To attend, please RSVP.

September 27th - "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City"

6:30 - 8:00pm, McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matthew Desmond discusses his best selling book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, in this free public presentation. Desmond’s best-selling book explores eviction as both a symptom and a cause of poverty, and illustrates how some businesses make their profits by targeting people in extreme poverty. Register here to be placed on the wait list. 

September 28th - Film Screening "Citizen Jane: Battle for the City"

6:00 - 8:30pm, Center City Building

The acclaimed documentary, Citizen Jane: Battle For The City, chronicles activist Jane Jacobs' battles with developers who threatened to demolish New York City's most historic neighborhoods and offers a lesson in the power of the average person to push back.
The film highlights Jane Jacobs’ magisterial 1961 book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, in which Jacobs single-handedly undercut her era’s orthodox model of city planning, exemplified by massive Urban Renewal projects. Even 50 years later, her work resonates with today's cities and those who champion them.

Registration is required. A panel discussion and question-answer session follow the film. 

October 3rd - Campus Cleanup

10:00 - 2:00pm, Motorsports Lab & Prospector

This annual Fall campus cleanup — a tradition that has been going strong for more than a decade — welcomes any and all volunteers to come out and help make campus a more beautiful place. So, if you have a break between classes, have convinced your student organization to pitch in, or just want to do some volunteer work, swing by our stations located at the Motorsports Lab and outside of Prospector to get all the materials and directions you need. 

October 4th - Transportation Fair

10:00 - 2:00pm, CHHS Plaza

Held during Sustainability Week, this year's Transportation Fair will be an opportunity for anyone interested to learn more about the new bus line on campus, Charlotte Wheels bike share program, soon-to-be operational light rail, and the numerous other ways to get about campus. As UNC Charlotte continues to offer more diverse ways in which students can get to and from campus (other than a single-person commuter car), it is important to educate our community on the options they have as the campus continues its transitions to less polluting, energy intensive forms travel.

October 5th - Speaker Jarami Bond "Sustainable Business: Taking Less, Giving More"

12:30 - 1:45, McKnight Hall

- Finding & Thriving in a Purpose-Driven Career "In a world where over 50% of millennials say they would take less money to do work that aligns with their values and 90% want to use their skills for good, how do you find a sustainability gig? How can your passion for environmental and social impact be translated into the job of your dreams? In this session, learn from a rising sustainability leader about how to identify and clearly communicate the value you can to add to an organization and proceed to find a fruitful, purpose-driven career."

- Sustainable Business: Taking Less, Giving More "What does it take for a business to truly do well by doing good? How can a business maximize its platform and reach for global impact? In this session, Jarami explores the business case for sustainability, the value created by investing in community, and captivating examples of companies who have  grown tremendously due to investments in sustainable practice." 

October 5th - Student Gathering

5:00 - 7:00pm, Popp-Martin Student Union 

This student gathering, sponsored by the Charlotte Green Initiative (CGI), brings together student organizations and individuals looking to develop collaborations that would result in projects that could potentially receive full or partial funding from the student green fund (CGI). Open to any proposal that has a positive impact on the campus community (environmental, diversity, community relations, inequality, outreach, infrastructure, etc.), this gathering operates like a think tank ... powered by pizza and pumpkin carving!