A Quarter Century of Carolina Sustainability

April 22, 2019

Over the course of 25 years, Carolina’s Green Games have led to many sustainability initiatives, including installing energy-efficient windows, adding recycling bins in all student rooms and putting energy monitoring systems in residence halls. With sustainability initiatives that work to … Continued

Making Their Mark on Carolina

March 29, 2019

During Women’s History Month, the University Gazette recognizes just a few of the University’s female faculty and staff who have made a difference on campus and beyond through leadership, research, teaching, public service and mentoring other women. Many are trailblazers … Continued

Changes to Printer Cartridge Recycling Procedures

February 13, 2019

Effective immediately, University departments should follow the guidelines below for recycling printer cartridges on campus; used printer cartridges should no longer be sent to Central Receiving for recycling. Inkjet and Laser Toner Cartridges Inkjet and laser toner cartridges from departmental … Continued

Green Games February Program – DIY

January 30, 2019

Print or download the February Program Theme. The Importance of do-it-yourself Did you know that the garbage from fast food restaurants make up 50% of street waste? By making your own food you can reduce waste from restaurants like Styrofoam … Continued

Green Games January Program – Energy Reduction

January 15, 2019

Print or download the January Program Theme. Why is it important? The United States, like most industrial countries, relies heavily on coal, oil, and natural gas for its energy. These fossil fuels are non-renewable, which means they use finite resources … Continued

Green Games December Program – Sustainable Holidays

December 4, 2018

Print or download the December Program Theme. Did you know? Americans throw away about 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. If every American family wrapped just 3 presents in reused materials, it would save enough paper to … Continued

Fisher Scientific Cooler Reuse Program Begins

November 29, 2018

Procurement Services, Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling and Fisher Scientific are excited to begin a new Fisher Scientific Biologicals Cooler and Gel Pack Reuse Program. Fisher Scientific-branded white containers were added this week added to select recycling areas around … Continued

Green Games November Program – Recycling Right

October 31, 2018

Print or download the November Program Theme Why is it important? Do your residents know what they can and can’t recycle on campus? Do they know where to recycle things on campus? Do they know what happens to the recycling … Continued

Green Games October Program – Environmental Justice

September 21, 2018

Print or download the October Program Theme What is Environmental Justice? Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of … Continued

Green Games September Program – Plastic Film

September 11, 2018

Print or download the September Monthly Program Theme What is Plastic Film? Plastic film is thin polyethylene plastic used for wraps, packaging or commercial/retail use bags. Polyethylene (PE) film may have a #2 HDPE or #4 LDPE label. Why Can’t … Continued