Tuesday, February 16, 2016

UNC Athletics #TurnItGreen

UNC Athletics recently released a comprehensive report outlining sustainability initiatives throughout the department and across campus. The report highlights UNC Athletics’ sustainability efforts, including:
 • More recycling bins at athletic events
 • Using reclaimed water for athletic fields, with a projected savings of 10 million gallons of potable water annually
 • Installing low-flow toilets that reduce water consumption by up to 30 percent per flush
 The Smith Center took on a different look during the January 30 men’s basketball game as students, the pep band, dance team, cheerleaders and Rameses all donned “#TurnItGreen” REPREVE® t-shirts, which are each made from 15 recycled plastic bottles. UNC and North Carolina-based Unifi, Inc., makers of REPREVE, have been collaborating since 2014 to raise awareness among students, faculty, fans and alumni about recycling and how Unifi transforms plastic bottles into REPREVE-based products. Read more »