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Automotive Fleet Awarded Clean Fuel Grant
Friday, November 9, 2018

UNC Charlotte’s automotive fleet was awarded nearly $58,000 to upgrade the fleet to reduce transportation-related emissions through alternative fuel methods. This grant comes from the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center at North Carolina State University’s Clean Fuel Advanced...


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University Again Listed Among 'Guide to 399 Green Colleges'
Friday, November 2, 2018

UNC Charlotte made Princeton Review’s “Guide to 399 Green Colleges” for the second time. The guide, published in October, is an unranked list of environmentally responsible “green” colleges, which students often consider when applying.

The Princeton Review publishes this guide after...


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University's Automotive Fleet Ranks Among North America's Top 10
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

In 2004, UNC Charlotte’s automotive fleet shifted its goals to focus on building a more sustainable one. Since then, the University has realized continual fleet improvements and a significant decrease in harmful emissions by campus vehicles.

For its efforts, the University once again has...


UNC Charlotte Taking Steps to Improve Air Quality on Campus
Thursday, August 23, 2018

UNC Charlotte, with assistance from Clean Air Carolina, recently changed its “Design and Construction Manual” to require contracted companies to reduce diesel fuel emissions while working on campus. These new standards, which will apply to all future construction projects on campus, do not...


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Weird Recycling Center Rolls Out
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Weird Recycling Center, located on the first floor of Popp Martin Student Union, provides the campus community an opportunity to recycle unique items.

Funded by the Charlotte Green Initiative, the Weird Recycling Center accepts items such as plastic bags (which must be clean,...


Be air aware, join the Clean Commute Challenge
Thursday, July 26, 2018

The hot, windless days of summer can cause air quality to decrease, which indicates a greater exposure to airborne pollutants. During the month of August, Charlotte citizens are being challenged to do their part to reduce the amount of pollution in the air. Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 1, N. C...


Retirement reception for Phil Jones scheduled
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Phil M. Jones, associate vice chancellor for facilities management, will retire on August 31 after nearly 18 years of service.

A retirement reception in his honor will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Friday, August 17, in the third floor salons of the James H. Barnhardt Student Activity...


Lizotte talks sustainability on 'Sustainable Nation' podcast
Friday, June 22, 2018

Mike Lizotte, University sustainability officer, was interviewed on the Sustainable Nation podcast about his work in making UNC Charlotte a sustainable environment.

During the podcast, Lizotte spoke about several sustainable efforts, but considers transportation his largest area of...


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Bruchok joins FM as director of capital projects
Friday, June 22, 2018

Bart Bruchok, from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Orlando, Florida, has joined the Facilities Management Department as its new director of capital projects. Upon his arrival, last month, the associate vice chancellor for facilities management, Phil Jones, expressed in an email...


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Motor Fleet improves ranking in 100 Best Fleets program
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

UNC Charlotte’s Motor Fleet is ranked 84th in the 2018 100 Best Fleets program. This is an improvement from last year’s ranking of 100.

The 100 Best Fleets program recognizes and rewards the top motor fleets in North America in operations and performance.

Chris Facente,...