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A Nissan Leaf electric car is charged at the City of Palo Alto EV charging station in the public garage in Palo Alto, California.

Electric vehicle charging stations coming to Market Street parking deck

Andrew Lemon, Assistant News Editor April 8, 2021
The charging stations will be located on the ground floor Market Street parking deck in the heart of downtown and will be available for free use at the time of installation.
The Student Government Association (SGA) meets every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

SGA 3/9 meeting recap: Senate approved discretionary funding for Swipes for Seahawks and hear updates on new dining hall

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 12, 2021

At this week’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting, senators approved discretionary funding for Swipes for Seahawks and heard from guest speakers about the new dining hall in addition to a handful...

The Student Government Association (SGA) meets every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

News Editor SGA 3/2 meeting recap: MySeaport gets update and several campus transportation projects in the works

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 5, 2021

At this week’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting, senators were informed that MySeaport will be getting updated soon and that several projects related to on-campus biking are in the works.  MySeaport The...

Fresh Fish at the local fish auction of The Hague, Netherlands.

Photo by Paul Einerhand on Unsplash

Your food isn’t as sustainable as you thought—how can you do better?

Shelby Diehl, Contributing Writer February 28, 2021

From the heavy carbon and water footprints to the vast amount of deforestation, the food industry has left quite a negative impression on the environment. The irresponsibilities of the industry have resulted...

A view of the Wilmington Riverfront.

City Council passes two ordinances for a more sustainable Wilmington

Andrew Lemon, Contributing Writer February 24, 2021

At a Feb. 16 meeting of the Wilmington City Council, councilmembers unanimously approved two ordinances brought forward by Sustainability Program Manager David Ingram.  The larger item on the agenda...

Current renovation plans for Bijou Park.

City of Wilmington approves Bijou Park renovations

Andrew Lemon, Contributing Writer February 13, 2021

At the Feb. 2 Wilmington City Council meeting, councilmembers unanimously passed an ordinance to begin renovations to Bijou Park. The .13 acre park is located at 209 N. Front St. in the heart of downtown...

The Student Government Association (SGA) meets every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

SGA 11/10 meeting recap: Pass/fail to update, DRC, and director of sustainability

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor November 13, 2020

At their second to the last meeting of the semester, the Student Government Association (SGA) discussed the UNC Wilmington (UNCW) Disability Resource Center (DRC), provided an update on the pass/fail option...

The Greenhouse and garden operated on UNCW's campus.

Sustainability office working on climate resilience and action plan

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor November 2, 2020
In Sept. UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) Office of Sustainability announced the university’s first-ever climate resilience and action plan.
Freshmen students in the Sustainable Seahawks living learning community

Sustainable seahawks exemplifies the power behind student-faculty partnerships

Ambar Delgado , Contributing Writer October 6, 2020
In early 2018, UNC Wilmington (UNCW) undergraduate Ian Shields started working on Sustainable Seahawks, a project that would take three years to come to full fruition. 
Warehouse Services building on UNCW's campus.

UNCW begins Styrofoam recycling collection

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor October 11, 2019

UNC Wilmington has been offering a free recycling collection of Styrofoam to the general public since this past summer with the UNCW Warehouse Services. With their new Styrofoam densifier, UNCW’s...

Photo by Mert Guller (Unsplash).

Easy ways to be sustainable

Fairley Lloyd , Staff Writer September 11, 2019

Sustainability is a hot topic, and rightfully so: with recent studies on climate change and environmental issues facing our community, it is important that we are mindful of ways we can be more sustainable. However,...

Used straws collected during a beach sweep. Courtesy of UNCW Plastic Ocean Project.

Why UNCW should “Stop Sucking”

Rachel Logan and Chantai Thomas November 16, 2017

“Sea Turtle with Straw up its Nostril - "NO" TO PLASTIC STRAWS” is a video with which many people are now familiar. With almost 15 million views on Youtube today, this video, first posted by an...

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