Noah Upchurch

Sustainability Coordinator, Center for the Environment

Center for the Environment

Noah Upchurch is the Sustainability Coordinator at the Center for the Environment. In this role, Noah leads critical initiatives aimed at advancing sustainability and environmental stewardship within the college community and beyond.

Some of his multifaceted responsibilities include:

  • Filing the College’s annual AASHE STARS Report and leading AASHE STARS improvement projects,
  • Conducting carbon accounting and maintaining the College’s carbon neutral status,
  • Strategic implementation of sustainability-related donations and gifts,
  • Reviving and co-leading the student sustainability leadership development program, the Environmental Stewards Program,
  • Organizing campus-wide energy efficiency projects, such as LED and occupancy sensor adoption,
  • Managing and communicating about renewable energy systems at the College,
  • Transitioning the College’s vehicle fleet,
  • Grant writing,
  • Cultivating cross-departmental sustainability initiatives.

Noah is an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Parr Center for Ethics Scholar. He holds degrees in sustainability studies and philosophy. A native of Hillsborough, North Carolina, Noah has a deep appreciation for the region’s greenways.

In his leisure time, Noah enjoys the natural beauty of the Salisbury area, frequently exploring the Fred Stanback, Jr. Ecological Preserve. He stays active by biking and playing pickleball. Noah can often be seen sporting his beloved Carolina blue.