Meet A Student


Hope Ledbetter

Hope Ledbetter
Class of 2016

Hope is a junior from Raleigh in the Environmental Studies program with a concentration in Food Studies. Hope is actively involved with the Carolina Campus Community Garden. Read more about her UNC experience

Research Spotlight


Carol Hee
Carol Hee, Director of Kenan-Flagler's Center for Sustainable Enterprise and member of IE's Faculty Advisory Committee.

Carol's research evaluates how companies can reduce cost, minimize risk, and gain competitive advantage by implementing strategies guided by environmental and social concerns. Read a recent article about Carol's work

The Institute for the Environment (IE) catalyzes and advances interdisciplinary environmental research to solve local to global challenges, educates the next generation of leaders committed to the health and stewardship of our planet, and informs and engages the public to enable environmental problem solving.

IE seeks solutions to critical environmental issues - including those related to water resources, public health, energy, climate change, air quality, land-use change, and biodiversity - to enable sustainable human communities and their coexistence with natural systems.