Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.11
Liaison Cindy Shea
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
ER-15: Sustainability Research Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Cindy Shea
Sustainability Director
Sustainable Carolina
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Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability research?:

A copy of the institution's definition of sustainability research:
Sustainability research at UNC is focused on sustainability as it is defined here: "Sustainability is an interdisciplinary field focusing on the dynamic relationship between the environment, economy, and society. Sustainable systems preserve and advance social equity, economic prosperity, and the healthy funtioning of ecological systems now and in the future."

Has the institution identified its sustainability research activities and initiatives?:

A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the inventory:
The sustainability research inventory was completed by a group of five undergraduate UNC students working on their Environmental Capstone Project. Creating the inventory involved hours of using searchable databases, primarily RAMSeS and Collexis, to sort through UNC research programs to find sustainability related initiatives. The capstone team also used departmental websites and personal contact with UNC faculty to gather information on sustainability research.

Does the institution make its sustainability research inventory publicly available online?:

The website URL where the sustainability research inventory is posted (required if claiming Part 3 of the credit):
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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