Thursday, January 24, 2013

Carolina in the News

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

Carrboro Nonprofit Wants to Nourish World
The Chapel Hill News
...Kelly Peuquet, a senior at UNC double-majoring in global studies and anthropology, is co-chairwoman of Nourish-UNC and volunteered at an orphanage for children with HIV in Ecuador in 2011. The students used the money they raised to buy livestock for the orphanage, helping them build a sustainable business as well as helping out with housekeeping and caring for the children. Read more »

Be Nice! Good Deeds Are Good For You, Too
U.S. News and World Report
 ..."When you're doing good deeds, you're enticing a common feeling across two people, and that's part of what knits a community together," says Barbara Fredrickson, a psychology professor at the University of North Carolina and author of the upcoming book Love 2.0. And make sure it's coming from a selfless place: Don't expect applause from the wait staff for leaving your server a generous tip, and don't assume your neighbor will return the favor if you shovel her driveway. Read more »

Chapel Hill to Launch Entrepreneurial Program
The Herald-Sun (Durham)
... In addition to subsidized rent, those who set up shop in the venture lab will get the benefit of experienced mentors from UNC’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, the Kenan-Flagler Business School and other departments at UNC. While the “venture lab” will naturally attract UNC students and Chapel Hill residents, it will be open to anyone interested in starting a business and keeping it in Chapel Hill. Read more » 

Food Movement Can be Viable (Column by Suzanne Havala Hobbs, 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)
The News and Observer (Raleigh)
Is there a viable and effective food movement in America? There’s no doubt that Americans are eating more organically grown foods and doing more of their shopping at natural foods stores. Those segments of the food market began seeing double-digit growth in the mid-1990s and today are mainstream choices. Read more » 

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