Cindy Shea, Sustainability Director at UNC Chapel Hill
Sustainability Goals and Initiatives at UNC Chapel Hill
Monday, April 15 | 4:00 - 5:00pm
Plemmons Student Union, Room 201B Table Rock
FREE and open to the public
Chapel Hill became the first UNC campus in the state to hire a full-time Sustainability Coordinator in 2001, Cindy Shea. As head of that campus's Sustainability Office Cindy works with campus partners to develop and document sustainable policies, practices, and curricula. In this lecture Cindy will share how her role has evolved since 2001 and describe the ongoing efforts of their office to engage and educate members of the campus community, including the recent Three Zeros Environmental Initiative. This program is Carolina’s integrated approach to reducing its environmental footprint through three sustainability goals: net zero water usage, zero waste to landfills, and net zero greenhouse gas emissions.
About Cindy Shea
Cindy Shea has led the UNC Chapel Hill Sustainability Office since its inception in April 2001. She has researched, analyzed, written about, and communicated sustainability themes at international research institutes (e.g., Worldwatch Institute, the International Institute for Sustainable Development) and has worked as a foreign correspondent, web scribe, and community organizer. She holds degrees in Economics, International Relations, and Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a LEED AP.
About the Sustainable Energy Speaker Series
Our Spring 2019 Speakers will highlight women working in the clean energy industry!
*Attendance will be kept for faculty offering extra credit for students.*
The Sustainable Energy Speaker Series is sponsored by Appalachian Energy Center and the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment.