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A Weekly Newsletter of Environmental, Ecology, and Sustainability Events at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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First Destination Survey (FDS)


Attention May 2021 Graduating Seniors: Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! University Career Services collects data on post-graduate plans for all undergraduate Seniors. This data is extremely important to UNC-Chapel Hill for many reasons, including:

  • National surveys and accreditation reports require the information.
  • Average salary data is requested by employers to ensure that they are offering the most competitive compensation to newly hired Tar Heels;
  • Deans, department heads, and faculty like to know how well they are preparing students for their futures.


If you are still seeking an opportunity, have accepted a job, plan on attending graduate school, starting a new venture, not seeking, or something else; then please take a few minutes to complete UNC’s annual First Destination Survey. All personal information is protected, and results are only shared in aggregate form.




Gita Nagari Eco Farm Summer Volunteer Program


This summer, join a group of passionate students from around the country at Gita Nagari Eco-Farm and Sanctuary, the first USDA certified slaughter-free dairy farm in America.


For 9 weeks (June 13-August 15), make lifelong friends and learn about sustainable living and agriculture by growing and harvesting organic produce in our fields, milking in the dairy barn, beekeeping, preparing plant-based meals in the kitchen, and maintaining the land and facilities. Students will work 6 hours a day, 6 days a week.


Our farm is a COVID-free bubble, and students are required to follow all safety guidelines to ensure the health of the community.


How to Join

  1. Submit interest form here!
  2. Fill out full application if sent
  3. Complete interview via Zoom
  4. Receive acceptance letter mid-May!


Fees & Work Hours

  • $500 for 9 weeks (room and board included)
  • 6-hour daily service, 6 days a week


Visit our website for more information, or feel free to reach out to Noa Meiri at, a UNC student who has been living at the farm for 6 months, to hear about her experience.




Self-Driving Car Survey


As part of an exploratory study on the attitudes and perceptions of young adults about automated vehicles, we would appreciate your participation in a brief, anonymous survey, available here:


The survey should take around 5 minutes to complete, and is anonymous and untraceable. This replicates a January 2020 survey.


We are grateful for your time and your thoughts.



Elizabeth Shay PhD AICP, Department of Geography & Planning, Appalachian State University, Boone NC,


Tabitha Combs PhD, Department of City and Regional Planning, UNC-Chapel Hill,