Campus Sustainability Week

Campus Sustainability Week!


Upcoming Events:

Sustainability in the Curriculum Brown Bag

October 3rd, 11:45 - 1:00pm

Location: Student Union (Room 340)

Faculty are invited to a brown bag discussion about incorporating sustainability into the curriculum.  Faculty who completed a Sustainability Faculty Development Workshop will share classroom experiences in courses in Biology, Public Administration, and Sociology. 

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Campus Cleanup

October 4th, 10:00 - 2:00pm

Location: Belk Plaza & Motorsports Lab

The Office of Sustainability and the Office of Recycling will be kicking off the school year with a campus cleanup on October 4th. Students, staff and faculty are invited to join in, help beautify the campus, and spread awareness of drain littering has on the community. Staff and faculty are able to use their community service hours to escape the office and take a stroll around campus (while helping to improve the grounds). This is also a great opportunity for student organizations who have student volunteer hours to knock out a couple and interact with other students who may be interested in their organization. Open to individuals or groups of students, the more participation in this event we have the better! 

EPIC Energy Seminar Series: Energy Concentration and Continuing Ed Opportunities

October 4th, 12:30 - 1:30pm

Location: EPIC 1249

On October 4, EPIC welcomes several speakers who will discuss the opportunities students have to add energy to their academic portfolio and increase their marketability. Dr. David Young, associate director of EPIC, will share details about the Energy Concentration, and the MBA program with an Energy Concentration. Then new Continuing Ed Director, Asher Haines and Programing Director, Samantha Abt-Bumgarner will discuss the continuing ed classes available that focus on energy. Students will find this a valuable seminar as they discover the many wonderful options awaiting them in the energy arena! 

Attendees must register by clicking on the event link above and entering their email address. 

Transportation Fair

October 5th, 10:00 - 2:00pm

Location: Plaza outside the College of Health and Human Services

The second annual Transportation Fair will be an excellent opportunity for students and staff to learn more about the transportation options that exist on campus, find out how the university and city of Charlotte are becoming more commuter friendly, learn about our new bike sharing platform Gotcha!, and pick up some free stuff vendors will be giving out. The UNC Charlotte campus is making a continual transition away from single person vehicle transportation and embracing public transit, lightrail, biking, and other forms of transportation in order to reduce congestion and harmful emissions alike. 

Public Talk: Republicans, Democrats and Sustainability: Recovering Bipartisan Environmental Politics

October 5th, 6:00 - 7:00pm

Location: CHHS (Room 155)

All are invited to a public talk by Eban Goodstein, PhD on: Republicans, Democrats and Sustainability: Recovering Bipartisan Environmental Politics.  Dr. Goodstein is the Director of Graduate programs (MS & MBA) in Sustainability at Bard College.  Sponsored by the Integrated Network for Social Sustainability ( ).

Public Talk: How to Get a Job Saving the Planet: Sustainability Leadership Careers in Policy, Business, and NGOs

October 6th, 12:30 - 1:30pm

Location: EPIC (Room G-287)

Eban Goodstein, PhD. Will provide a seminar entitled: How to Get a Job Saving the Planet: Sustainability Leadership Careers in Policy, Business and NGOs. Dr. Goodstein is the Director of Graduate programs (MS & MBA) in Sustainability at Bard College.

Student Gathering

October 6th, 5:00 - 7:00pm

Location: First floor plaza of Student Union

Representatives from UNC Charlotte’s Green Initiative, Earth Club, Garden Club and Wellness Ambassadors will be in attendance. The goal is for the organizations to discuss how they can collaborate and to invite other students to learn more about campus sustainability efforts.

Opening Reception and Artist Lecture: War and Other Remnants

October 7th, 5:30pm

Location: Storrs Gallery

Jarod Charzewski’s installations rearrange the recycled residual of mass consumption to show us who we are. The exhibit includes a “used” landscape of donations from Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, that will be returned after the exhibit closes December 1.

50th Anniversary Symposium – Bringing the World of Plants to People!

October 8th

Location: UNC Charlotte, Student Union Building, Room 340

Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm (Registration begins at 8:15)

Join us for UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens 50th Anniversary Symposium. Guest speaker, Amy Stewart, will discuss her book The Drunken Botanist – a New York Times bestseller! Learn secrets about combining plants in the landscape from Steve Aitken, Editor of Fine Gardening magazine. UNC Charlotte Botanical Garden Director Emeritus, Larry Mellichamp, will trace the history of plants, people, and events of our botanical garden. Paula Gross, Assistant Director of the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, will talk about her favorite native plants for piedmont gardens. This symposium will include lunch and will close with an opportunity to tour the gardens.

For more information about Sustainability Week, please contact the Sustainability Coordinator, Tyler Sytsma