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University Celebrates 'Earth Semester' in Honor of 50th Earth Day
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

In a cross-collaboration effort between Academic Affairs and the Office of Sustainability, the annual Earth Month celebration has expanded to ‘Earth Semester’ to honor the 50th Earth Day.

Traditionally celebrated on April 22, Earth Day has been recognized since 1970, making this year’s a...


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University Again Honored in Princeton Review's 'Guide to Green Colleges'
Friday, November 8, 2019

UNC Charlotte has been recognized for its sustainability efforts for the third year by the Princeton Review’s “Guide to Green Colleges.” The guide helps prospective students understand colleges and universities’ environmental responsibility. 

The Princeton Review’s survey...


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East Quad work receives PGMS merit award
Thursday, October 24, 2019

The Facilities Management Grounds team was awarded a 2019 Green Star Awards merit award from the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) in recognition of the team’s work on the UNC Charlotte East Quad.

East Quad, an area maintained by the central campus and moves crew, is located...


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Campus Sustainability Week 2019 Schedule
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Get involved in UNC Charlotte’s annual Campus Sustainability Week, being held Monday through Friday, Oct. 14-18. This observance engages the University community in sustainable practices on campus.

 

Get Outside, It's Movie Night!: “An...


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FM uniforms to change in 2020
Thursday, September 26, 2019

For approximately three years, discussions and plans were underway to change FM uniforms. With the arrival of new leadership and a list of changes in the pipeline there is no better time than now to enhance uniforms. The aim - a more cohesive and branded look. Over the last two weeks, staff...


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FM establishes UNC System's first apprenticeship program
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

UNC Charlotte’s Facilities Management (FM) Department recently became the first in the UNC System to offer an apprenticeship program for trade careers. Through ApprenticeshipNC, Tierah “Tee” Coleman, a Charlotte native, and Kevin Gibbs, relocating from Louisiana, were hired as the...


Tips to stay cool in the summer heat
Friday, July 26, 2019

As the summer sun continues to show its scorching, scalding, sweltering strength, it is important to intentionally find ways to stay cool. Practicing these tips can help you cool off during these hot summer months.

Reduce the amount of solar heat entering indoor areas by using...


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...