One of the strengths of the sustainability initiative on campus is its ability to bring together students, faculty, and staff to work cooperatively across traditional departmental lines. In 2009, UNC debuted the new “Carolina Green” logo and campaign to denote these University-wide, interdepartmental efforts. Carolina Green information is distributed to new students at orientation sessions, via bookmarks at Student Stores, recycled magnets during the Week of Welcome, and BPA-free reusable water bottles at select events. In 2011, the 'Carolina Green pledge' was taken by more than 2,500 students, staff, faculty, and alumni in its inaugural year. P)ledge categories include energy and water conservation, transportation and purchasing behaviors, waste management and investment practices, and community involvement.
The Carolina Green website now provides a comprehensive directory of “green” programs at UNC. Reference guides, such as the Green Events Guide, help individuals and departments implement more sustainable practices. Select campus activities as large as FallFest and as small departmental meetings are eligible to implement and advertise Green Event practices.
Carolina Green has also partnered with the 54 organizations of Carolina's Greek community, forming the Greek Sustainability Council. Current projects include purchasing local and organic food and contributing waste oil to biodiesel production.
Carolina Green Logo & Brand Standards
Green Event Guide
Carolina Green - http://carolinagreen.unc.edu