University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Environmental Sustainability Report
||On campus, "Grand Avenue" was never opened as a road; rather, it became the heart of the original open quadrangle now known as McCorkle Place (and then commonly referred to as "the Grove"). The first buildings defining the quadrangle were Old East (cornerstone laid in 1793), Person Hall (the Old Chapel, 1797), South Building (then Main Building, begun 1798) and finally Old West (1822).
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the oldest public university in the country. Historical buildings wrapped around open quadrangles infuse the campus with a mission to preserve the past and steward the future. An historic preservation architect will soon join us in helping to protect our rich legacy. Stewarding our future is a role shared by many, including the Sustainability Coalition formed in April 1999.
Contact: Cindy Pollock
Shea, Sustainability Coordinator
Composed of staff, faculty and students, the Sustainability Coalition actively promotes a strong, positive environmental ethic and cultivates proactive sustainable practices with regard to all university activities. Integrating environmental,
economic and social concerns into university policies, operations and curriculum is a process of continuous improvement. To magnify and accelerate the progress already underway, the first full-time sustainability coordinator in the state system was hired in April 2001. In fall 2000, the first interdisciplinary Sustainable University class was offered by the Carolina Environmental Program. Taught by Dr. Bill Glaze, the students were assisted by mentors from the Sustainability Coalition. The MBA program in the Kenan Flagler Business School offers a sustainability concentration and is among the top in the country in training future managers to address social and environmental issues, according to the World Resources Institute.
Organized into eight task groups, the Sustainability Coalition focuses on academics, business operations, energy, land and buildings, material resources and waste reduction, outreach,
transportation and water. Each group has established goals and objectives and already has a range of accomplishments to report.
View the annual reports prepared by the Sustainability Coalition