UNC Chapel Hill is one of the nation's greenest universities, the National Wildlife Federation said today in a ranking of environmental friendliness.
Fourteen other N.C. schools and four in South Carolina also got nods for their sustainability programs, including Salisbury's Catawba College and Appalachian State University.
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The wildlife group hailed UNC's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while supporting renewable energy, public transportation and energy efficiency. The school's academic offerings include a minor in sustainability, the concept of meeting needs now without compromising the needs of future generations.
Other N.C. schools recognized: Brunswick Community College; Davidson County Community College; Duke University; Elon University; Halifax Community College; Methodist University; Montreat College; Robeson Community College; UNC Pembroke; Wake Technical Community College; Warren Wilson College; Wilson Technical Community College.
S.C. schools: Furman University; Medical University of South Carolina; Piedmont Technical College; University of South Carolina.
The full report: www.nwf.org/campusEcology/campusreportcard.cfm