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A listserv is a topical electronic forum where list subscribers may post announcements, participate in discussions and pose and answer questions. A listserver automatically distributes an e-mail message from one member of a list to all other members on that list.

The following listservs are supported and hosted by the Environmental Finance Center. Subscription is free, and you may join as many listservs as you wish. These listservs are maintained through the School of Government at the University of North Carolina. Click here to view a complete list of listservs maintained by the SOG.

What is a listserv?

A listserv is a topical electronic forum conducted over email where list subscribers may post announcements, participate in discussions and pose and answer questions. A list server automatically distributes an email message from one member to all other members on that list. When a person replies to a message, the reply is also sent directly to everyone on that listserv. This is a tool to allow professionals and colleagues to communicate with one another quickly over email.

Is this listserv moderated?

No one approves the messages before they are sent out to members. However, persons who disobey the rules and expectations explicitly or implicitly set for this listserv may be removed without warning. For example, spammers or persons who advertise commercial products will be removed.

What information can/cannot be shared on the listserv?

Questions about how other utilities are dealing with specific situations and similar requests for information, passing along articles and websites to explore, and other information exchange are welcome and are likewise a critical function for the group. If you ask for information and receive many responses, it would be appreciated if you could compile the responses and post the results back to the listserv so that others will not have to ask the same question later.

Since the listserv is hosted and managed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a public institution, all listservs are open to be viewed by any visitor. Anything you post to the listserv is considered a public document and can be viewed by the public at https://mail.unc.edu/lists/.

Commercial advertising, junk mail and political endorsements should NOT be posted to this listserv. In the unlikely event a member fails to observe these standards, they are subject to be removed from the listserv. Those making posts and responding to posts are also encouraged to remember that your postings to the list go to all members, and are viewable by the public. Consider sending an individual message when you have a personal message to send.