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Sustainable Carolina debuts podcast featuring Mike Piehler (Sustainable Carolina | May 28, 2021)

This week on the Sustainable Carolina podcast Chief Sustainability Officer and Director of the UNC Institute for the Environment, Mike Piehler goes in depth on the flurry of sustainability news that happened in April and unpacking the transition to sustainable … Continued

Geo. and Betsy

Inspired To Give: Fund provides financial assistance to students to gain hands-on experiences (Campaign for Carolina | Sept. 2021)

The Betsy Steele and Geo. Watts Carr Environmental Support Fund provides financial assistance to students to gain hands-on experiences at the various field sites of the UNC Institute for the Environment. “Our hope is that this generation of students will … Continued


Bringing classroom learning to life (UNC News | Aug. 6, 2021)

Teachers from eastern North Carolina stepped out of their classrooms and into nature this summer to learn more about geoscience so they can bring that knowledge back to their students. The experience was part of a new UNC Institute for … Continued

CMAS Conference 2021: Call for Abstracts

The 20th Annual CMAS Conference will be held virtually from November 1-5, 2021. The CMAS Center is now accepting abstracts and registrations. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s conference will again be hosted virtually by the UNC Institute for … Continued

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