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About People.Power.Planet

We all know taking care of our environment is important. People.Power.Planet helps you take action and create a positive impact on our planet. It shows you real ways to change your behaviors across our campus to save energy, cut waste, and achieve more significant efficiency. It rewards you with points and recognition for doing your part, and lets you have fun challenging others to join you. See who’s really committed to the cause while you help UNC reach our sustainability goals.

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Campus Progress

Energy Costs

Current energy costs compared to the same period during the base year

Cost Avoidance

Together, we’ve saved

$169,440

in energy-related costs since July 2016

Total costs avoided through energy-saving efforts

Top Savers
dollars saved by building

1
Michener Library
53,375
2
University Center
12,790
3
Gunter Hall
12,278
Buildings with the highest cost avoidance

263
Pledges Taken

1,716
Actions Taken

2,157
Tons of Carbon Saved

3.2
% Energy Savings

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May 9, 2017

End of Year Medal Challenge Winner

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Bryan VanDriel, Roma Winner

Congratulations to Bryan VanDriel, Operations and Technology Manager at the University Center, on earning over 1,000 points on UNC.peoplepowerplanet.com this year to get to a Gold Medal! Bryan won a $100 gift card to Roma. 


Thanks to everyone for a great year engaging in the People.Power.Planet campaign - we hope you had fun taking action to save energy and make UNC more sustainable! Stay tuned for an annual recap newsletter this month and see you in September!

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April 26, 2017

Solar-powered Speaker Winners and Study Break Challenge!

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Congrats to Ali Kirkpatrick, Eric Goering, and Anthony Montoya (not pictured) on winning the solar-powered speakers for signing up for a People.Power.Planet account! Login to unc.peoplepowerplanet.com to earn more points and get to a Platinum or Gold medal before May 5th to be entered into a raffle for a $100 gift card to Roma!

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April 19, 2017

Carbon Cube a Success!

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Carbon Cube

Thanks for coming out to the carbon cube event yesterday - we had great turnout. The Denver Post and Greeley Tribune covered the event! Happy Earth Week!

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By: Natalie Stevens - City of Greeley / April 17, 2017

Greeley Joins Challenge to be the Most WaterWise

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Greeley is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to make a long-term commitment to manage water resources more wisely by taking part in the annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation — and in return, residents can win a new Toyota Prius, water saving fixtures, and hundreds of other prizes. 


The city is encouraging Greeley residents to conserve water, save energy, reduce pollution, and make a pledge to save water at mywaterpledge.com during the month of April. Take the pledge and share with all of your friends. 

Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge are entered into drawings for prizes. Greeley is in the 30,000 to 99,999 category, because the population categories are based on the 2010 Census. Greeley won in 2012 and placed in the top 10 every other year.

Last year, residents from over 4,100 cities in all 50 U.S. states pledged to reduce their annual consumption of freshwater by 1.9 billion gallons, reduce waste sent to landfills by 42 million pounds, and prevent more than 87,000 pounds of hazardous waste from entering our watersheds.

The 6th National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is presented by the Wyland Foundation and Toyota, with support from the U.S EPA WaterSense, The Toro Company, National League of Cities, Conserva Irrigation, and Earth Friendly Products (makers of ECOS).

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April 11, 2017

Carbon Cube Event Challenge

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Come celebrate Earth Week at our Carbon Cube demonstration on Tuesday 4/18 at 12pm at Ross Courtyard! See how big one metric ton of carbon dioxide is and learn about your carbon impact and what UNC is doing to reduce carbon emissions. Take this quiz ahead of time and stop by to tell us an idea to reduce your carbon footprint to enter into a raffle to win one of three solar-powered phone chargers/speakers! We will have treats, speakers, games, music, and other fun prizes! Also, check out other Earth Week events on the calendar next week including a keynote address and concert by climate change activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez THIS Friday at 7pm at the Garden Theater!

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