The sustainability initiative on campus brings together students, faculty, and staff to work collaboratively across 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 Sustainability Office launched the "Carolina Green Pledge," an online pledge that allows students, staff, and faculty to affirm their commitment to sustainability and promise to act in environmentally responsible ways. During its inaugural year, the "Carolina Green pledge" was completed by more than 2,500 students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Pledge categories include energy and water conservation, transportation and purchasing behaviors, waste management and investment practices, and community involvement.
The Carolina Green website 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 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