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Environmental Stewardship

The Phillips Ambassadors Program is committed to environmental stewardship. In consultation with Phillips Ambassador Megan Raisle, we are planning changes to our practices that will make a lasting impact. Megan studied abroad as a Phillips Ambassador in Cambodia in 2018 and is double majoring in Environmental Studies and Geography.  


  • Air travel: Megan is studying the impact that carbon emissions from air travel to Asia have on the environment. The program is considering several options in response to this impact including making a donation to a reputable organization that plants trees in Asia.
  • Student events: We are reducing our use of paper products and moving towards a “bring your own reusable bottle, plate etc.” model


Community Involvement

The Phillips Ambassadors Program requires each ambassador to create a Give Back project to share their experience in Asia with their local or campus community upon return. In addition, program management participates in regular community service activities including volunteering at the Carolina Community Garden, building homes with Habitat for Humanity, tutoring elementary-age children at Read and Feed, and organizing campus-wide efforts including the annual UNC Children’s Hospital Toy Drive and Food for All food drive.