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  • UNC-Chapel Hill was awarded the Carolina Recycling Association’s 2009 award for the Outstanding Composting or Organics Recycling Program at a business, school or government agency in North and South Carolina.
  • For the second year in a row, the University was designated a “Campus Sustainability Leader” among the top 25 universities in the country. This designation was determined by the Sustainable Endowments Institute’s 2009 College Sustainability Report Card. In addition, in the Princeton Review’s first Green Ratings, UNC scored 96 of 99 possible points – the highest score of any rated university in the state. The Kaplan College Guide 2009 and the National Wildlife Federation’s 2008 National Report Card on Sustainability in Higher Education also ranked UNC among the best in the United States.
  • The University’s historic campus and its five iconic landscapes were the focus of The Dignity of Restraint study. The study, produced in partnership with the Getty Foundation Campus Heritage Grants Program, documents and analyzes the campus from a natural, scenic and cultural perspective and creates principles and recommendations to guide future decision-making.
  • Housekeeper Pamela Breeden was selected by Chancellor Holden Thorp to receive the 2009 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award.
  • Housekeeping crews earned the premiere national recognition in the housekeeping industry, (OS1) Green Certification, in three campus buildings: Thurston-Bowles, Sitterson/Brooks and Swain/Abernethy/Smith Buildings. Green Certification is awarded to organizations dedicated to cleaning for health and reducing environmental harm.
  • Greg Kopsch, forest manager for the Carolina North Forest, was named Hometown Hero and honored with radio station WCHL 1360’s Village Pride Award.
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