Environment: A Clearer Vision for a Cleaner World

Advancing the world is only possible if it's a clean, sustainable place to live, and preserving the environment is a job for everyone. At Carolina, we are working to create, advance and implement clean technology to help drive economic growth and develop technology breakthroughs supporting water and food security, among other initiatives.

    Environment Funding Priorities

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    Solving Water Shortages

    The world is facing an unprecedented water crisis. Only half of households can access water at home.


    Environmental Careers with Impact

    "What I hear from students today is: 'I want a career with impact.'"


    Experiential Education for Future Environmental Leaders

    “This generous gift allows us to invest in the next generation of leaders in the environmental realm by funding transformational professional experiences for Carolina undergraduates,” says Michael Piehler, director of the UNC Institute for the Environment.


    Saving Sacred Portals

    The Yucatán peninsula is like an enormous sponge...


    Riverine Re[Sr]ch

    “I’d like to think there’s a little bit of geologist in everybody...”


    Hoops for Relief

    A normal shooting drill for the Tar Heels became a catalyst for Hurricane Florence relief.