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Where Carolina’s borders end, the town of Chapel Hill — a vibrant, welcoming community of 59,000 people — continues.
Thanks to $380,000 raised by a student-run group named the Renewable Energy Special Projects Committee, Chapel Hill Transit will be able to acquire a third electric bus as part of its plan to pilot the battery electric buses. The buses will reduce emissions and improve local air quality.
As a Town Council intern, rising junior Daniel Bowen is working alongside elected officials and staff at town hall to make Chapel Hill a more sustainable home for future generations.
A partnership between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Orange County and the Town of Chapel Hill, Launch has been serving the local community by providing area startups with the support and resources they need. In 2017 alone, Launch startups accounted for more than 1,100 employees and $20.6 million in revenue.
Carolina's student Bollywood-fusion dance group teamed up with a Chapel Hill senior citizen center to launch a dance class for residents with diabetes. Participants reported an increase in self-esteem and coping ability, and some even saw their glucose levels decrease.