Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Carolina in the News

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

Urban Agriculture: Green on a Human Scale
The Huffington Post
How do you turn a garden on its side and grow it up a wall? And why would you want to? Going sideways with your greenery might be a way to provide healthy food in densely-populated urban areas. According to a recent study conducted by the University of North Carolina, there are five fast food restaurants for every supermarket in the United States. You're five times a likely to encounter a chicken mc-something than you would a vegetable.

‘Eating Animals’ to open communication studies’ season      
An adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s book “Eating Animals” will be performed Nov. 10-12 and Nov. 17-19 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The play will kick off the 2011-2012 performance season in the communication studies department, part of UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Animals moving to keep with rising temps
United Press International
..."Not a lot of marine critters have been able to keep up with that," study co-author John Bruno, a marine ecologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said in a statement. "Being stuck in a warming environment can cause reductions in the growth, reproduction and survival of ecologically and economically important ocean life such as fish, corals and sea birds."

UNC to celebrate Campus Sustainability, recycling Nov. 15     
Trying to recycle tough items like batteries and cell phones? Curious to see how much energy a certain campus building is using? Then your day will arrive Nov. 15, as Campus Sustainability Day and America Recycles Day are celebrated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Thanks to UNC News Services for finding this great story AND compiling the summary! You can find more UNC media coverage and stories online at