Tag: Charlotte Green Initiative

Planting seeds to stop the growing problem

| July 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Planting seeds to stop the growing problem

With the cost of college tuition on the rise, an increasing number of students are finding it more difficult to provide themselves the nutrients they need in order to have an active, healthy lifestyle. Food insecurity affects an estimated one-fourth of UNC Charlotte’s population, according Professor Kim Buch. Universities all throughout the United States are trying to find […]

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Board racks encourage students to ride rather than drive

| June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Board racks encourage students to ride rather than drive

Skateboarders and scooter riders now have a place to lock up their wheels. Board racks have been installed in the front and back of the Student Union. Any student can secure their board or scooter on the rack, as long as they bring their own lock. “Just as we have bike racks that ensure the security and ease of use for […]

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UNC Charlotte celebrates Earth Day

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte celebrates Earth Day

Despite the rainy weather on Wednesday, the Earth Festival was in full swing under the dry breezeway of Colvard. Over 30 organizations came out to educate students walking to and from class on ways they can make an environmentally friendly difference on campus and in the world. A lot of the organizations and departments at […]

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Sustainability Week to have multiple events on campus

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
Sustainability Week to have multiple events on campus

Next week, the Charlotte Green Initiative (CGI) will hold multiple events involving multiple student groups and school departments during the annual Sustainability Week. Starting Oct. 4 , students can be apart of the Sustainability Week activities with the fall Campus Cleanup. Students, staff and faculty interested in participating in the event can meet at Belk Plaza or […]

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UNC Charlotte goes green

| April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte goes green

Photos by Leysha Caraballo. UNC Charlotte’s student-led organization Charlotte Green Initiative (CGI), is accepting proposals once again for green projects. For the spring semester, the organization is accepting small grant proposals opposed to the larger grant requests of the fall. Any UNC Charlotte student can write a proposal and submit it for review. The Committee […]

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An inside look at Devin Hatley, UNC Charlotte’s environmental educator

| April 7, 2015 | 3 Comments
An inside look at Devin Hatley, UNC Charlotte’s environmental educator

Concord native and Navy veteran, Devin Hatley is in the midst of efforts to change UNC Charlotte through recycling. However, past experiences and adaptability has played a role in his job as UNC Charlotte’s environmental educator. Lifetime of Service The roots of UNC Charlotte’s recycling program rose from the litter-riddled grounds on campus back in […]

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UNC Charlotte’s Zero Waste Program wins Wells Fargo Green Award

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte’s Zero Waste Program wins Wells Fargo Green Award

Each year, the Charlotte Chamber Green Works program rewards both a small and a large business the Wells Fargo Green Award. It is given to businesses that have successfully innovated new products and have sustained their businesses culture. This year, the University of North Carolina Zero Waste Program is a part of the chamber and […]

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RecycleBot to appear at Jerry Richardson for third football game

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
RecycleBot to appear at Jerry Richardson for third football game

During Fall 2013, the Charlotte Green Initiative (CGI) granted $5,000 in funding for the creation of RecycleBot. The gameplan involves having the environmentally conscious robot at football games to interact with people, although there’s still a ways to go before the prototype makes its appearance. “We may have something working at the end of this […]

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Campus Earth Day festival blossoms

| April 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
Campus Earth Day festival blossoms

Last year UNC Charlotte broke campus records, recycling over 2 million pounds of materials and diverting 39 percent of campus waste from landfills. As the university recycles another 2 million pounds this year, the campus community will celebrate and promote green initiatives at the upcoming Earth Day Festival. UNC Charlotte’s Office of Waste Reduction and […]

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Students don’t take advantage of the numerous recycle bins available

| March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments
Students don’t take advantage of the numerous recycle bins available

At the UNC Charlotte “going green” is seen all around campus.  In Fretwell, garbage cans with recycling bins are seen at each staircase on all the levels of the building.  Walking through campus from building to building you also see a garbage “corner” with a trash can, aluminum garbage can, and a place for glass […]

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Student organization hopes to shine in national Solar Decathalon

| February 28, 2012 | 1 Comment
Student organization hopes to shine in national Solar Decathalon

Sustainable energy and the green movement are two trends sweeping across the world, changing the way people everywhere think. One new student group at UNC Charlotte looks to build up the university’s image by promoting green architecture. “Buildings take up way too much energy and emit way too much carbon dioxide. We need to fix […]

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