Thursday, October 27, 2011

Carolina in the News

Check out the recent media mention of sustainability-related programs, practices, and people at UNC:

Conservation Calibration
Business Officer Magazine
In its inaugural National Building Competition in 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Morrison Residence Hall for achieving the greatest overall percentage of energy reduction of any building entered in the competition. The 10-story, 218,000-square-foot building, located on the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) campus, was constructed in 1965 and renovated in 2007. (Carolyn Elfland is associate vice chancellor for campus services and Chris Martin is director of energy management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.)

Celebrating Nutrition on America's "Food Day"
The Huffington Post
...But promoting safe, healthy and affordable food is only one aim of Food Day, which is sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nonprofit watchdog group that fights for food labeling, better nutrition, and safer food. ...Events are being planned at the University of Vermont, University of Pennsylvania, University of Minnesota, University of North Carolina, New York University, Stanford, Yale, and Harvard School of Public Health, among others.

5 goals define Food Day 
The News and Observer 
Who couldn't get behind a national celebration of food, even if the idea behind the event is to change the way we eat? As I explained last week, Food Day, scheduled for Monday, will be celebrated in Raleigh at the Legislative Building. The plan is for this to become an annual event aimed at getting Americans to improve their diets and support healthy, affordable food grown in a sustainable way. (Suzanne Havala Hobbs is a registered dietitian and a clinical associate professor in the department of health policy and administration in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill.)

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