UNC systems need to divest endowments

In October 2018, UNCA released a request for proposal seeking an investment manager who has the ability to provide necessary returns on system endowments while incorporating sustainable investing into their investment approach. Such a company would have the capacity to invest the UNC System’s assets in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. We applaud the steps that UNC Asheville has taken to bring its investment policies into step with its institutional values, and we hope that UNCMC and the rest of the institutions in the UNC System follow suit shortly.

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Cigarette butts pollute community rivers

Cigarettes are one of the most common forms of litter on American streets, with environmental impacts ranging beyond secondhand smoke. Cigarettes end up in our rivers and oceans and can take years to decompose. But this variety of litter has received much less discussion and action than others, such as plastic straws.

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