Monthly Archives: October 2018

Trees around a road

UNCG in The Princeton Review’s ‘Green Colleges’ guide

UNC Greensboro is one of the 399 most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features UNCG in the 2018… Read More >

Cross-section rendering of Nursing & Instructional Building

Nursing and Instructional Building goes ‘green’

UNC Greensboro’s newest construction project has started its rise from the site of the now-demolished McIver Building. When the Nursing & Instructional Building makes its… Read More >

A group of students and teachers retrieve a trap from the water.

UNCG Herpetology Research Experience leaves lasting legacy

It may be a special person who decides to pick up a snake or a frog, but encounters with these small creatures can influence how… Read More >

Children watch as Science Everywhere volunteer introduces them to a turtle.

Become a scientist at annual Science Everywhere festival

Scientific marvels are all around us – from our bodies to the uncovered wonders of outer space. On Saturday, April 21, from 12 to 4… Read More >

Photo of Dr. Powers talking with students in class.

Interdisciplinary course explores connection between social work, environmental studies

Dr. Meredith Powers’ Environmental Justice course is the definition of interdisciplinary. This semester’s cohort of undergraduate and graduate students is a mixed bag of academic… Read More >

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UNCG named top performer in 2017 Sustainable Campus Index

UNCG has been named a Gold-rated institution in the 2017 Sustainable Campus Index, and a top performer in the subcategories of public engagement and well-being and… Read More >

Exterior photo of UNCG's Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness

Kaplan Center receives LEED Gold rating from U.S. Green Building Council

UNCG’s Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness has received the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold rating by the U.S. Green Building Council…. Read More >

Photo of LimeBike bikes on campus.

UNCG ranks No. 3 in UNC system in Sierra Club sustainability rankings

For the seventh straight year, UNCG ranks among the most sustainable colleges and universities in the United States and Canada according to the Sierra Club’s… Read More >

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UNCG named ‘Cool School’ by Sierra Club

UNCG is among the nation’s most sustainable colleges and universities according to Sierra magazine’s 2016 Cool Schools, which ranks UNCG No. 3 in the UNC… Read More >

Campus shot of College Avenue

UNCG to host 2016 Earth Day Celebration

UNCG student organizations UNCGreen and the Campus Activities Board have teamed up to host the 2016 Earth Day Celebration on Friday, April 22, from 3… Read More >

A group of UNCG faculty, staff and students hold up signs that represent their respective sustainability projects.

UNCG goes greener with new campus, community sustainability projects

In the fall of 2014, student group UNCGreen presented a unique yet simple proposition to UNCG’s Student Fees Committee: implement a $2.22 annual fee per… Read More >

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UNCG professor combines environment, music with new book

UNCG’s Dr. Aaron Allen, co-editor and contributing author of the new book “Current Directions in Ecomusicology: Music, Culture, Nature,” has always had an interest in… Read More >

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Fitting the classroom into the great outdoors

From planting seeds to handling snakes, the 17 students in Anne Somers’ honors biology class spent the fall semester experiencing the great outdoors. “This is… Read More >

Photo of Dr. Susan Andreatta and Junior Antropolgy major, Seth Rumbley, observe vegetables in the gardens.

The Magic of Soil

With the right prep work in creating good soil – and then some hard work planting and weeding and harvesting – you have something special…. Read More >

photo of members of UNCG's sustainability team

UNCG Green Team

UNCG’s Sustainability Coordinator Trey McDonald appears to be an easy-going, gregarious man willing to talk about most anything with visitors. Until, that is, you mention… Read More >