UNC Institute for the Environment

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The UNC Institute for the Environment is committed to the health and sustainability of the ecosystems on which life depends. Our collaborations with partners across the UNC campus, North Carolina and beyond uniquely position us to address today’s environmental challenges. Together, we tackle issues from multiple perspectives to fuel discovery and innovation, turning scientific research into solutions for local and global communities.

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Environment

Teachers ExPLORE NC 

This opportunity to apply knowledge and skills in new settings, with a supportive peer network, is a large part of what makes ExPLORE NC such a robust and helpful program.

Environment

Innovation for a Sustainable Future

“When we think about the future, we have to think about clean technology."

Environment

Sites Set on Education

“I wanted an opportunity to get more hands-on experience and physical involvement in what I’m learning in a typical classroom setting."

Environment

One Drop at a Time

“By tapping into people’s interest in science all over the world, we get a lot more data that can validate assumptions”

Environment

A World Without Water Is An Unlivable World

“The human and natural systems that provide society with food, energy and water are tightly linked, so a disruption in one invariably impacts the others.”

Environment

From the Outside in

“It is incumbent upon us in academe to demonstrate and prove the hypothesis that clean energy and sustainability and improved health is not just economically viable, it is economically necessary...”