Sustainability at UNC

The UNC Sustainability Council has identified six primary goals:

  • Provide a physical environment that supports the University programmatic role and mission.
  • Provide physical character that symbolizes the University's presence, quality of education and role in the community.
  • Maintain the health, safety and well being of all University patrons.
  • Provide a physical environment that encourages a sense of community between the faculty, staff and students.
  • Create a collegiate atmosphere, with a park-like setting, to foster community among patrons.
  • Develop an environmentally sensitive physical campus.

Sustainability Council

UNC’s grassroots Sustainability Council draws expertise, voices and vision from all campus sectors and is dedicated to creating a sustainable culture and facilities.

The council identifies and creates opportunities for the campus community to learn about sustainability and to research, explore and adopt new sustainable practices as a university or in partnerships with the community. At the same time, the council helps educate and inform the UNC community and stakeholders about current activities related to and the status of UNC’s sustainable practices.

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Additional Information

Download The Greening of State Government

News & Announcements

UNC has been named a "Tree Campus USA" for the second year in a row!! Read more here.

UNC President Norton speaks about sustainability efforts here on campus in the 2013 State of the University address. Read more here.

UNC receives the city of Greeley's 6th annual Environmental Stewardship Award. Read more here.

Sustainability Goals here at UNC (PDF)

UNC's Green Guide (PDF)