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 >

Aerial photo of campus buildings

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 >

Aerial photo of campus

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 >

Photo of UNCG professor Dr. Aaron Allen

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 >

Photo of students working on cite

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 >

Most UNCG Earth Day events will be on April 23

April 22 is Earth Day, and UNCG will host one event: At 1 p.m., faculty, staff and students are invited to join the Grounds Staff… Read More >

Photo of Famer Brown's Provisions truck

New at UNCG: a mobile farmers’ market

Fresh, local vegetables and fruit. Local organic meats and baked goods. Locally made cheeses and jams. It’s a farmers’ market at UNCG, called Farmer Brown’s… Read More >

Mural part of Glenwood renaissance

UNCG’s Center for Community-Engaged Design (CC-ED) is ready to unveil its latest public art project, a mural on the Riz Mart building in Greensboro’s historic… Read More >

FOX 8 posts ‘Cram & Scram’ web story

Fox 8 News posted a story about UNCG’s upcoming Cram & Scram rummage sale, scheduled for May 31 in Cone Ballroom, Elliott University Center. The… Read More >

Everything two for a dollar, at Cram & Scram May 31

As they left their residence halls last week, UNCG students filled the Cram and Scram donation bins with usable items they no longer needed —… Read More >

Robert Brown, of the North Carolina Railroad gives UNCG Chancellor Linda P. Brady a plaque to honor the partnership that it took to build the pedestrian underpass and plaza.

A spirited salute for Spartan Village

The students of the UNCG pep band led the way, bright gold horns sounding under a Spartan gold sun. The event? UNCG’s dedication of the… Read More >

Nature photo of UNCG campus

UNCG celebrates Earth Day April 22 with variety of activities

A sustainability exhibition, a scholarship fair, and the premiere of “COAL” are highlights of the 2014 Earth Day at UNCG. Earth Day will be celebrated… Read More >

Photo of garden at Music Building

Be part of UNCG’s Earth Day, at Sustainability Scholarship Fair

The spring 2014 Sustainability Scholarship Fair will be held on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, noon-4 p.m., in the foyer of the Music Building and… Read More >

Dynamic mailboxes could revolutionize campus mail

Mailing a UNCG student a letter? Address it like this: John Smith jsmith1 at UNCG Greensboro, NC  27413 No, that’s not a mistake. Since the… Read More >

Photo of Minerva statue

Symposium on Community-Engaged Design kicks off this week

The 2014 Novem Mason Symposium on Community-Engaged Design kicked off at 7 p.m. April 2 with a screening of the Emmy award-winning documentary “Journey of… Read More >

Photo from past Peabody Park clean-up

Environmental awareness a theme of Spring 2014 Chautauqua at UNCG

Interested in environmental awareness – or the role of undergraduate education in meeting the demands of planetary change? Be a part of a chautauqua April… Read More >

travis hicks looks at new space

The house we all built

On a cold March afternoon, architect and Assistant Professor Travis Hicks walks through an empty building with interior architecture students. They’re doing what comes naturally… Read More >

Photo of Music Building

UNCG named ‘Tree Campus USA’ for fifth straight year

UNCG’s natural beauty is again in the eye of the beholder. UNCG has been certified once again as a Tree Campus USA university. The official… Read More >

Photo of Kevin Siler (Grounds) helped guide students as they planted.

Students help restore habitat in Peabody Park

The woodland of UNCG’s Peabody Park just got a little bigger. Dr. Elizabeth Lacey’s graduate level conservation biology class undertook a tree planting project a… Read More >

Photo of rendering of what the walkway at Forest may look like someday

Planners eye pedestrian-friendly corridor on campus

UNCG just might put the “forest” back in Forest. Planners are considering – at some point in the future – a pedestrian and bike friendly… Read More >

UNCG recognized by YES! Weekly for its sustainability

An article by YES! Weekly recognized UNCG for its sustainable practices on campus. Some examples of UNCG’s sustainability measures include the fact that nine of… Read More >

Outside image of the quad

Gilded and green

The lush green spaces that surround the Quad. The motion-sensitive lights that shut off when rooms are unoccupied.  The use of paints, carpets and other… Read More >

Reptile repeat — UNC-TV box turtle segment now online

If you missed UNC-TV’s NC Science Now on Sept. 18, you can still hear UNCG researchers talk about their work to protect the state’s box turtles —… Read More >

Matt Catanzarite carries his bike off of a greensboro city bus

Get on board

Matt Catanzarite takes the bus to UNCG most days. He knows what riders want and need. And, as part of UNCG’s Center for Geographic Information… Read More >

Photo of workers installing solar panels

Solar becomes electric in one UNCG building

On a sunny day, the newly installed solar panels provide not only all the power the Sports Turf Maintenance Building needs – it provides a… Read More >

Photo of Dinning Services staff at the gardens

UNCG Gardens as local as it gets

Gerald Hyatt pulled one long stalk of horseradish from the ground. A large plant, it was the first one he planted at UNCG Gardens on… Read More >

Proximity Hotel's Tony Villier, stands on the rooftop of the hotel to point out the the solar panels that power the hot water

UNCG’s sustainable tourism program first of its kind

UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics will launch a new, progressive program in sustainable tourism and hospitality this fall that is among the first… Read More >

UNCG housekeeping staff-members take a tour of Shaw Hall, part of the newly renovated Quad on the UNCG campus.

Quad renovation certified LEED Gold

UNCG’s iconic Quad residence halls, a collection of seven buildings constructed in the 1920s and recently renovated, have been certified LEED Gold by the U.S…. Read More >

Bikes parked in a rack near the Quad on the UNCG campus in spring.

UNCG pumps up the pedal power

Bicycling at UNCG just keeps getting more convenient. Four bicycle repair stations – called Fixit Stations – have been set up on campus. They have… Read More >

UNCG housekeeping staff-members take a tour of Shaw Hall, part of the newly renovated Quad on the UNCG campus.

UNCG officials give presentation on historic renovation at conference

UNCG officials will share their experience renovating the Quad, a historic collection of 1920s on-campus residence halls, at the Association of College and University Housing… Read More >

Student wins top film honors for “Growing Community”

Graduating UNCG senior Sydney Vigotov, film maker of the 10-minute short, “Growing Community” about the Edible Garden at Greensboro’s Interactive Resource Center, earned first prize… Read More >

Bikes parked in a rack near the Quad on the UNCG campus in spring.

UNCG garners top national award for innovative transportation efforts

UNCG has been named “Best Workplace for Commuters” among universities nationwide by the National Center for Transit Research for its commitment to innovative sustainable transportation…. Read More >

Hearing the ocean’s voice

When the ocean tells its story, Dr. Patricia Gray is there to listen. Gray, a biomusic researcher in UNCG’s Music Research Institute and director of its BioMusic International… Read More >

N&R: UNCG hall earns LEED Silver certification

The U.S. Green Building Council awarded one of UNCG’s newest dorms with the LEED Silver certification, the News & Record reported. The residence hall, which… Read More >

Jefferson Suites Residence Hall certified LEED Silver

UNCG’s Jefferson Suites Residence Hall has been awarded LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, an acknowledgement of the 176,000-square-foot building’s sustainable design,… Read More >

UNCG partners with Greensboro to bring Google Transit to city

You want to get across town. Which bus routes are best for you at that moment – and when does each run? Open the new… Read More >

Patrick interviewed by News 14 regarding Quad restoration

Fred Patrick, director of facilities, design & construction, was interviewed by News 14 Carolina regarding UNCG’s Quad restoration, which received Preservation Greensboro‘s “Excellence in Preservation”… Read More >

Allen to help lead UNCG’s sustainability efforts

Many at UNCG know Dr. Aaron Allen as an award-winning member of the music faculty. Now, he’s also UNCG’s academic sustainability coordinator, focusing on initiatives… Read More >

Quad, UNCG, Renovated, Parlor,

Quad renovation honored by preservation group

UNCG’s renovation and restoration of The Quad, seven historic residence halls built around the early 1920s, has been honored by Preservation Greensboro for “excellence in… Read More >

UNCG named by National Center For Transit Research as top campus for commuters

UNCG has been named “The Best Workplace for Commuters” by the National Center For Transit Research, as reported by The Business Journal and News 14… Read More >

Fay interviewed by N&R about saving trees on campus

Chris Fay, grounds manager at UNCG, was interviewed by the News & Record regarding the relocation of trees on campus. This uprooting was due to… Read More >

‘Cram and Scram’ sale set for June 2

Bargain hunters with spare change and a little patience could be richly rewarded at UNCG’s Cram and Scram rummage sale June 2. Clothing, decorations, electronics,… Read More >

Going green, saving green

An energy savings program pioneered by UNCG’s facilities administrators has lowered energy bills, provided for the replacement of key building infrastructure and reduced the campus’… Read More >

UNCG celebrates Earth Day April 19 with slate of events

Dozens of campus organizations and community groups will celebrate Earth Day 2012 at UNCG Thursday, April 19. Earth Day festivities, which are free and open… Read More >

UNCG awarded STARS silver rating for sustainability efforts

UNCG has been recognized with a STARS Silver Rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking,… Read More >

Eight weeks of ‘RecycleMania’ starts Feb. 5

Grab your recycling bins and prepare to stuff them full of cans, bottles and paper. RecycleMania is coming to campus. Starting Feb. 5, UNCG will… Read More >

UNCG launches bottle cap recycling program

UNCG’s Office of Sustainability with the assistance and guidance of the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling are launching a plastic bottle cap recycling program…. Read More >