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Sustainability Alliance

November 20, 2013

The UNC Charlotte IDEAS Center invited UNC System-wide Sustainability leaders from around the State to learn how a Sustainability Alliance can be implemented within the UNC system.

The Sustainability Alliance group convened at the Energy Production Infrastructure Center (EPIC) on UNC Charlotte’s campus.  The group was welcomed by Beth Hardin, Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs, and Phil Jones, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management.

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Air Quality Forum

November 13, 2013

On November 7, 2013, the Mecklengburg County had the annual Air Quality Forum at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte's Barnhardt Student Activity Center. The IDEAS Center and EAO director, Regina Guyer, spoke about an air quality resource you. The forum also included the special guest speaker, Marcus Hackler, from the Lane Construction Corporation to speak from an industry perspective about managing compliance. Many other speakers were there including Jason Rayfield, R. Scott Davis, Jeff Francis, Mike Abraczinskas, Megan Green and Chuck Greco.

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NCAir Awareness Award 2013

October 25, 2013

The 2013 NCAir Awareness Appreciation Luncheon recognized Regina Guyer, the Exective Director of the Environmental Assistance Office (EAO), and Karyn Williamson-Coria, the Admin Support Specialist, for their outreach efforcts and campus/employee collaboration-building to raise awareness about what individuals and entities can do to combat Ozone Pollution in Charlotte.

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Collaborative Sustainability Research

October 18, 2013

On October 15, 2013, UNC Charlotte shared its sustainability initiatives with the Duke Energy sustainability team. The Duke Energy team began at the IDEAS Center for a Welcome and Summary with Regina Guyer, Executive Director of the Environmental Assistance Office and Associate Director of the IDEAS Center and Dr. Sandra Clinton, Associate Director of the IDEAS Center.

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Engineering's Stinson wins "Race to the Beach"

October 9, 2013


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NC Air Awareness Race to the Beach Clean Commute August Prize Updates

August 8, 2013

 Go to the following website to see if you've won!

To participate in Race to the Beach this season, go to


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UNC Charlotte Race to the Beach participation on the LYNX rail!

August 8, 2013

This summer, the IDEAS Center has facilitated UNC Charlotte's participation in the NCAir Awareness Clean Commute Challenge!  If you ride the LYNX rail, you may see our UNC Charlotte logo as participants in the RACE!  We are also showcased in the Charlotte Chamber CONNECT magazine in July and August, 2013!  Go 49ers! To sign up go to !

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June 2013 Ozone Raffle Winners

July 25, 2013

The IDEAS Center 2013 summer ozone reduction raffle winners were Brian Capron, Venture program; Nora Miller, Cashier’s Office; Melissa Peterson, Graduate School; and Linda Thurman, academic advising; were the weekly winners of the IDEAS Center’s Air Quality Summer Raffles for June.  These participants dined on campus and helped Charlotte ozone levels by not driving during the heat of the day. 

Sam Eneman, Center for Teaching and Learning, won the June drawing for filling up on gas before 6:30 am or after 7pm. 

Thank you to all of the participants! 

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IDEAS Center participates in NCAir Awareness' 'Race to the Beach'! and offers ozone reduction incentive raffles!

June 3, 2013

UNC Charlotte Employees can win a FREE beach trip this summer!

(From INSIDE UNC Charlotte)  For the third consecutive summer, the University’s Infrastructure, Design, Environment and Sustainability Office (IDEAS) Center will hold summer raffles to encourage faculty and staff members to reduce pollution on Air Quality Action Days.

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Guyer honored for environmental efforts

May 30, 2013

Associate director of the IDEAS Center Regina Guyer at UNC Charlotte was honored by Sustain Charlotte as the outstanding educator of 2013. Sustain Charlotte is a non profit organization formed in 2010 to encourage sustainable practices in and around the charlotte area. Mrs. Guyer often visits k-12 schools to encourage children of all ages to think sustainably.

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