Sustainability

Outreach

Sustainable Plastic RockCommunity Garden

  • Campus Sustainability Committees & Positions include: 
    • ITSD
    • Housing and Residence Life
    • W.M. Randall Library
    • Student Government Association
  • A Sustainability Trust Fund was established by the Class of 2008. You can donate by visiting www.uncw.edu/giveonline
  • Housing and Residence Life's (HRL) Move-In 2013 eliminated the use of 8,400 disposable, plastic water bottles by distributing reusable, stainless steel bottles and providing twelve "hydration stations" with potable water for refilling
  • The Coastal Health Initiative (CHI) was initiated by UNCW's School of Health and Applied Human Sciences and is dedicated to exploring the interrelationship between the coastal environment and human health
  • Feast Down East, an online buying club that supports local limited resource farmers, was co-founded by a UNCW professor and brings locally grown produce to restaurants, markets, schools, hospitals, etc.
  • Collaborated with the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County in various groups, projects and programs, closing the gap between the university and the community. These collaborations included collecting data from students to help develop multi-family housing recycling in the community
  • Turn Off for What? Water competition encouraged students to conserve water in residence halls
  • Sustainability student video contest
  • Attended and presented at several conferences including: 
  • Sustainability Film Series and discussions
  • Farmer's Market can be found on campus several times throughout the year
  • Annual Sustainability Week provides programs, educational presentations, and events to promote a sustainable lifestyle
  • Turn off the Lights sticker campaign
  • Presentations to UNI 101 classes educate new students on sustainable opportunities at UNCW
  • First annual Pumpkin Carving Competition promoted fire safety and composted all pumpkin "guts"
  • Provided showers during Oozeball 2014: Photo Gallery
  • Sustainability marketing intern
  • UNCW Alumni Matt Collogan presents lecture on Permaculture
  • Barnes & Noble gives away 2,000 reusable bags a year on campus