Every time one of the 600+ student organizations and 100+ departments hosts an event--a meeting, lecture, fundraiser--the waste produced and energy wasted is immense. In an effort for UNC's sustainability plan to reach all aspects of campus, the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling and the Sustainability Office have created the Carolina Green Events program.
- create zero waste
- are energy and water efficient
- support local businesses, including local agriculture
- meet budget guidelines
- demonstrate your organization's committment to sustainability
It's easy to green your next event! The first step is to register for a training session. Once you are Green Event certified, you can start planning your green event with the help of OWRR staff.