News

Click on the months below to view sustainability news at UNC Charlotte. You can also view older news from 2020-2023 below, this page will be updated regularly with news items throughout the year.

May 2024

May 21 – NCInnovation Awards Pilot Grants to Two Charlotte Researchers

May 8 – Charlotte Recognizes 20 Students for Numerous University Achievements

May – Exploring Sticky Science

May 6 – Meet Jennifer Munroe

May 6 – Moving Across the Globe – Making Industry Impact

May 6 – MBA Students Use Class Concepts to Find Recycling Solutions

May 2 – New Queen Bee arrives at UNC Charlotte

April 2024

April 26 – UNC Charlotte hosts 2024 Women’s Summit: A reflection of community and empowerment

April 18 – WellWithAll Invests $100,000 to Support Mental Health Resources at UNC Charlotte

April 16 – Charlotte American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) wins big at annual Carolinas Student Symposium

April 16 – UNC Charlotte Researchers to Lead Community Science Heat Mapping Campaign

April 9 – U.S. News Ranks Charlotte Among Top Graduate Schools in 2024 List

April 5 – Resilience Reimagined: A Fireside Chat with Demond Martin ’97 and Jay Williams

April 4 – UNC Charlotte celebrates Earth Month with events throughout April 2024

April 1 – Meet Will Russo

March 2024

Mar 28 – Get to Know: Jenny Washam

Mar 26 – Green Buildings at UNC Charlotte

Mar 25 – Niners Recycle Right

Mar 25 – Meet Josue Hurtado

Mar 25 – Annual Spring Plan Sale Scheduled

Mar 22 – Celebrate Earth Month with UNC Charlotte

Mar 21 – NC Science Festival and Charlotte Kids Fest Coming to Campus April 14

Mar 14 – Social 704 Awarded Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Project Implementation

Mar 13 – Two UNC Charlotte Students Nominated for the Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Mar 7 – Be Part of the Solution: Participate in the Student Sustainability Summit

Mar 5 – Lime Scoots to UNC Charlotte

Mar 4 – Two Charlotte Students Advance as Truman Finalists

Mar 1 – In-State Tuition Remains Flat for 8th Consecutive Year for In-State Undergraduates

February 2024

Feb 20 – Feedback Needed for Loy H. Witherspoon Center for Meditation and Reflection

Feb 19 – Former Charlotte Mayor Harvey B. Gantt Shares Lessons on Leadership and Accomplishing Great Things

Feb 16 – Artist Nicole Shaver Intentionally Gathers Rocks, Artifacts, and Art in “Erratic Accretion”

Feb – Data Driven: UNC Charlotte’s Urban Institute is empowering communities to push for inclusive change

Feb – Electrifying Innovation: UNC Charlotte’s Research Center flies to the future of energy technology

Feb – Hope + Health: Levine Scholar Kayla Walker explains her mission to empower women through community-based health education

Feb 8 – UNC Charlotte and the CLEANcarolinas Team Lead Community Conversations on Offshore Wind Energy

Feb 8 – New recycling compost program launched in Fretwell to reduce paper waste

Feb 5 – Annual Botanical Gardens Orchid Sale Scheduled

January 2024

Jan 25 – Young Alumni Advancing in their Fields and Communities

Jan 19 – Five Talks Scheduled for Annual Great Decisions Lectures

Jan 12 – A Mind and Spirit for Public Good

Jan 8 – ‘An Evening with Harvey Gantt’ Headlines Niner Nation King Week 2024

Jan 8 – UNC Charlotte Announces Niner Nation King Week Events, Jan. 12-19

Jan 4 – UNC Charlotte Joins NSF I-Corps Hub Mid-Atlantic Region

2023 Highlights

Dec 13 – Princeton Review Selects UNC Charlotte for its 2024 ‘Guide to Green Colleges’

Dec 8 – Getting Our Hands Dirty for Good: How UNC Charlotte Keeps Its Zero Waste Stadium Promise

Nov 30 – UNC Charlotte and North Carolina Research Center: An Innovative Partnership

Nov 16 – Raj Chetty Visits UNC Charlotte to Talk Economic Mobility Years After Groundbreaking Study

Oct. 11 – UNC Charlotte Receives National Diversity Award for Second Consecutive Year

Oct 6 – Researchers Exploring a More Secure, Reliable Power Grid with UNC System Support

Sept 13 – Recycling team: Turning Styrofoam into gold

June 27 – Charlotte recognized in 2023 Times Higher Education International Impact Rankings

June 20 – UNC Charlotte earns STARS Silver Rating for sustainability achievements

June 1 – North Carolina BATT CAVE Research Center to accelerate innovations in batteries

May 9 – Solving UNC Charlotte Bird Collisions One Building at a Time

April 2 – UNC Charlotte Celebrates Earth Month Throughout April

March 22 – University Recreation Center Awarded Certificate of Merit for Design

February 13 – Niner Developed EV Battery Charging Station Wins Clean Cities Award

February 7 – UNC Charlotte Holds Student Sustainability Summit

January 25 – The Climb from Charlotte to Patagonia

A listing of links to past sustainability news items (2020-2023) can be downloaded here.