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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.

 

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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...


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...