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With the support of campus community partners, we are working to conserve the natural beauty of our campus through nature-based infrastructure projects.

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Our Sustainability Peer Educators engage the campus community to educate and inform about sustainability initiatives across campus. 

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We offer applied learning opportunities to provide students the opportunity to see how they interact with the world through the lens of sustainability. 

Students with shovels are spreading mulch on a trail path.


We sponsor events that allow students to give back and support the community through volunteerism, donations, and food drives. 

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Since 2019, UNCW Sustainability has partnered with the City of Wilmington's Heal Our Waterways and NC Coastal Federation to implement stormwater control retrofit projects across campus. Newly awarded phase 3 of funding includes a new partner - Mad Mole Brewing. To date, these projects successfully treat approximately 322,000 gallons of stormwater every time it rains and keeps that pollution out of Bradley Creek. 

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The Student Village Recreation Facilities and Fields project is a continuation of the Outdoor Recreational Master Plan and consists of improvements to the existing recreation fields site adjacent to the new student village, The Shore Dining Facility and Campus Recreation Facility.

The Office of Sustainability is proud to partner with Campus Recreation and the UNCW Office of Energy to support the installation of a 17kW solar array that will assist in generating power to help reduce the traditional energy consumption of the pavilion building. 

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