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The Department of Environmental Affairs of the Taylor Administration plans to promote sustainability, uplift environmental student organizations, host sustainability events, and challenge environmental policy in the 2024-2025 academic year.

The department’s priorities include:

  1. Advocating for an ENEC curriculum update
  2. Hosting a sustainability month with different events related to the environment
  3. Hosting a sustainability case competition in conjunction with local businesses
  4. Continuing to challenge UNC’s environmental policy as it continues its journey in the clean energy transition

Lydia Stranathan (she/her)

Co-Director of the Department of Environmental Affairs ||

Lydia is a junior majoring in Environmental Studies with a minor in Geographical Information Science. She is involved with the Renewable Energy Special Projects Committee (RESPC) and Epsilon Eta.


Margot Francini (she/her)

Co-Director of the Department of Environmental Affairs ||

Margot Francini is a senior double-majoring in Environmental Health Sciences and Public Policy with a minor in Portuguese. At UNC, she has been involved with the UNC Sustainability Council, Phi Alpha Delta, Epsilon Eta, UNC Italian Club, and the Carolina Bluegrass Band. This past spring, Margot was awarded the Andrews Fellowship in Environmental Policy, which is given to one rising senior with a demonstrated interest in and dedication to policy-related research and/or service related to solutions for local, state, national and/or global environmental challenges. Margot currently works with the NC Collaboratory on PFAS policy research and the Gillings School of Global Public Health as a PFAS air quality research assistant.

Staff of the Department of Environmental Affairs

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