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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...

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...