Campus community members interested in the future of sustainability gathered at the UNC Clean Tech Summit, which took place on Feb. 20 and Feb. 21.
The annual conference was co-hosted by the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and the UNC Institute for the Environment, and included a variety of panelists who specialized in subjects ranging from coastal sustainability to energy production.
“We bring people from industry, government and academia — especially students — together to hopefully accelerate innovation, to show students career paths, to connect students with jobs,” Greg Gangi, professor and associate director for Clean Technology and Innovation, said.
Gangi said this conference illuminates a range of environmental issues, which society will need to deal with in the coming years.
“The thing that it does so well is bring in people interested in clean technology ... but they all fit together really well under this umbrella of smart things we can do to live in a way that makes more sense in a changing world,” Michael Piehler, professor and director of UNC Institute for the Environment, said.