Sustainability at UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville has a vibrant sustainability culture that welcomes student, staff, faculty and community involvement. From our classes to our student organizations, our campus facilities to our beautiful edible gardens, UNC Asheville offers a wide range of opportunities for exploring and enhancing our relationship with the planet and its living systems.

Every day we are reaching thousands of individuals in classrooms, offices, labs, residence halls, dining areas, restrooms, and open spaces to engage them in co-creating a vibrant and sustainable future for UNC Asheville. Your involvement can significantly enhance our natural environment, human communities, and the financial health of our institution. Got an idea to share or a question about our campus? Just email

Check out the Sustainability Stories page for a summary of our programs.


Greenfest Fall 2023 – The Student Environmental Center

Community Grows Here

September 24 – October 1, 2023

Greenfest is a semi-annual series held on the campus of UNC Asheville in September and March/April that celebrates sustainability, students, and community. If you are interested in helping with the planning and development of Greenfest projects and events, please contact the Student Environmental Center! The SEC is always excited to meet old and new friends happy to lend a hand.

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Take a Sustainability Campus Tour

Learn more about UNC Asheville’s sustainability practices and how we’ve earned designations as a Bee Campus USA and Tree Campus USA.

Launch Bee Campus & Tree Campus