|Submission Date||April 26, 2016|
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The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
The Southeastern Sustainability Network
The UNC system-wide Sustainability Alliance
The UNC system-wide Energy Summit
A formal system-wide Sustainability Committee was established to address systematic integration of sustainability principles, master planning, design and construction, operations and maintenance, climate change mitigation and renewable energy, transportation, recycling and waste management, and environmentally preferable purchasing. The sustainability policy developed by the committee was adopted by the Board of Governors. Per a June 2013 policy amendment, each UNC campus shall designate a "Chief Sustainability Officer" to integrate sustainability "policy goals into the institution's processes, administration, teaching, research, and engagement."
UNCW participates in the Appalachian Energy Summit, hosted by Appalachian State University and the Rocky Mountain Institute. The goal of the summit is to develop actionable energy plans to benefit students, the environment, and the local economy. Representatives from all 17 campuses in the UNC system subsequently embraced the North Carolina energy leadership challenge with the goal of reducing energy use and collectively avoiding $1 billion in energy costs by 2020. At the 2013 summit, a new initiative was launched to accelerate the adoption of energy and sustainability
into the curriculum offered at each institution. Several system schools now pay faculty to catalyze the integration of sustainability into the curriculum. Professional development workshops and course development grants offered at multiple institutions encourage and assist faculty to modify their courses.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.