Campus Sustainability Week

Campus Sustainability Week!

 

Upcoming Events:

Sustainability in the Curriculum Brown Bag

October 2nd

Time & Location: TBD

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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Tree Banding

October 3rd

Time & Location: TBD

Charlotte has a history of severe infestations of cankerworms. Members of the University community can help control the population by banding their trees. Banding trees can prevent the cankerworm population from increasing to an unmanageable level.

Campus Cleanup

October 3rd, 10:00 - 2:00pm

Location: Prospector & 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! 

Transportation Fair

October 4th, 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 program Charlotte Wheels, 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. 

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

October 5th, 12:30 - 1:45

Location: 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." 

Student Gathering

October 5th, 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.

 

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