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Ed Miliband MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Climate Change and Net Zero

Learnings from the Global Offshore Wind Conference

The second day of the Global Offshore Wind Conference began with yet another fantastic keynote. As with the first day, an MP opened the conference, but this time we got to hear from the other side of the aisle. The … Read more

UK building

UK Colonial History, Rich in Sustainability

The UNC Burch Fellowship group had the honor of listening to a lecture by Professor Jim Endersby this morning. Dr. Endersby is the current Associate Dean for People, Culture and Inclusion in the School of Media, Arts and Humanities (MAH) … Read more

Croydon’s main street in town with trams running through its center

Learning About Transportation in London: Burch Cleantech Europe Trip

Today, the class had the pleasure of meeting with Audrey Bowerman. A fellow UNC bachelors and master’s alum, Audrey now works for Transport in London doing work with bicycle and tram infrastructure. We met with her last week at the … Read more

Kings Cross Station

Social Media Marketing and More in Hull

Another day, another adventure with the Burch Sustainability program! I started the day off bright and early at 5:30 as I was getting ready for our 3-day, 2-night trip to Kingston upon Hull, a port city in East Yorkshire, England. … Read more

Train station

Burch Students Travel to the University of Hull

Today’s day started out a little rough but ended up finishing very strong. We had to be at the train station by 7 am, as we were supposed to take a train straight to Hull. Suffice to say, it did … Read more

Pictured: The control room at Ørsted where they communicate with the ships.

Ørsted: Sustainable Energy and the Leader in Offshore Wind

The Burch Fellowship Students second day in Hull started with an early morning wake-up call to be out and ready for our bus ride to Ørsted. After our hour bus ride, we arrived at the port of Grimsby to see … Read more

Sanjana and JJ getting ready to tour Siemens Gamesa with PPE!

Students Tour Siemens Gamesa and the Aura Innovation Centre

After a chaotic arrival in Hull, the UNC Burch sustainability group kept moving with a packed second day! Our group started our morning with a quick birthday breakfast, celebrating Sarah Roger’s 21st. We enjoyed both the delicious hotel buffet, along … Read more

Biking in Rotterdam

The Future of Bike Infrastructure and Green Hydrogen in the Netherlands

The 9th of June was a particularly stimulating day, with a good balance between work and leisure. Students in the UNC Burch Sustainability program have learned a few main concepts today: (1) cities are growing and infrastructure for bikes is … Read more

STX Headquarters

STX Group: Visit to Headquarters in Amsterdam

Today I had an excellent opportunity to visit STX Group’s headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Recently, STX Group announced a 150 million euro deal officially supported by the global banks, marking a significant moment where the banks actively backed up … Read more

Presentation with Oekogeno’s Thomas Baver

Cleantech Innovations in Freiburg Germany

Today I started the day bright and early, going out for a morning walk around the city of Freiburg. The streets were quiet and vendors for the farmer’s market were beginning to set up their booths outside the Freiburg Minister. … Read more