Check out the recent media mentions of sustainability-related programs, practices, and people at UNC:
What Will Make The Food Desert Bloom?
"All Things Considered" National Public Radio
"We've learned that access alone doesn't do it," says Barry Popkin, a professor of public health at the University of North Carolina. A few years ago, Popkin chaired a meeting of experts on the health effects of food deserts. The farmers’ markets didn't seem to have a measurable effect on the health of people in that neighborhood, nor did bringing in a supermarket. Read more »
Going Green: MBA Sustainability Programs
About 30 percent of the MBA Class of 2012 at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School completed the Sustainable Enterprise concentration. These students take required courses both in the business school and at other UNC schools in areas such as public policy, international studies, social work, city and regional planning, and environmental studies. Read more »
Irene Teaches New Lessons about Managing Rivers
Vermont Public Radio
Gavin Smith is a Research Professor at the University of North Carolina. After his state was hit by two severe hurricanes, it used a rainy day fund to magnify the effects of the FEMA buyout program and clear large hog farms and thousands of homes from floodplains. North Carolina also did away with outdated FEMA floodplain maps and created its own. Read more »
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