Thursday, January 12, 2012

Carolina in the News

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

Time for UNC to divest from a dirty business (Opinion-Editorial Column by Professor Emeritus Robert Cox)
The Chapel Hill News (Chapel Hill)
A year and a half ago, Chancellor Holden Thorp stood atop the green roof of Rams Head Plaza and announced that UNC would end its use of coal by 2020. It was an inspiring moment. "Universities must lead the transition away from fossil fuels to clean energy," Thorp said. Read more » 

UNC Recycles Methane from Landfill
WUNC-FM (Chapel Hill)
Orange County and UNC Chapel Hill are working together to make productive use of landfill gas. Methane originates from the decomposition of organic materials such as food. The collaboration will collect methane from the county's landfill and use it to produce electricity using a generator at UNC. Read more »

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