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We're all in

At UNC, efforts focus on all aspects of sustainability, from energy and water conservation to recycling and xeric gardening. Beyond that, our sustainability approach includes partnerships and education.

Student LEAF logo

Funding for an environmental awareness and action student club, The Student LEAF, was proposed in 2012 by students in the university's Environmental and Sustainability Studies program as a way to empower students in helping move the campus community toward a more sustainable culture. The student body voted to support the student-run organization in April 2012. Learn more about Student Leaf

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UNC took another big step in reducing its carbon footprint in April 2016 when it partnered with McKinstry, a national company with offices in 15 cities that focuses on energy and operation efficiency in existing and new buildings. The McKinstry partnership also includes student, faculty and staff participation in a three-year behavior-focused energy awareness and operational efficiency program called "powerED."

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In addition to contracting with the city of Greeley's public transportation department to provide free shuttle bus service throughout campus and to the largest off-campus student housing complex, a fleet of 100 cruiser-style bicycles is available for students to use for free to travel around campus.

Energy Saved

18,088 MT

Metric Tons of Carbon Saved

Facility Rankings

  1. Michener Library
  2. Ross Hall
  3. University Center

Cost Avoidance

$1.4 million

Calculated baseline energy cost vs. actual energy cost

Savings shown from July 2016 to February 2019