Sharing Sustainability In Senegal
A study abroad experience in Scotland and an Alternative Service Break trip to Belize are how NC State graduate Jack Alcorn ended up in Senegal on a two-year assignment with the Peace Corps.
Western Manor Apartments Lead Pack In Recycling Competition
Residents of NC State’s Western Manor Apartments led the Wolfpack to its strongest finish yet in a nationwide collegiate recycling competition this winter. RecycleMania is a national competition of more than 300 universities competing to reduce campus landfill waste while also boosting recycling and composting rates.
Sustainability Fund Awards $179,000 in Campus Grants
Thirteen sustainability projects will be implemented on campus over the next year thanks to $179,000 in grants recently awarded by the student-led advisory board of NC State’s Sustainability Fund.
Student Strives To Build Safe, Sustainable Apparel Industry
Rejaul Hasan, a doctoral student in the College of Textiles, hopes his focused research in sustainability and supply chain will ensure the safety, sustainability and fair labor practices for garment workers in his native Bangladesh.
Bee the Change: New Apiary on Centennial Campus
Thanks to a public-private partnership, Centennial Campus is now home to 150,000 honeybees in seven beehives. The new apiary will create opportunities for tours and other forms of pollinator-related education.
Take Part in NC State’s Earth Month Activities
With more than 50 events on and around campus, find multiple ways to celebrate Earth Month in April.
Nearly seven in 10 college students say they have not purchased a textbook for financial reasons, even at the risk of academic performance. That's one of the reasons NCSU Libraries created the Alt Textbook Project, which provides mini-grants and support for faculty to adopt, adapt or create free and open alternatives to textbooks.
Winter Break Conservation Saves $300,000
Since 2004, NC State has saved $3.5 million in energy costs by shutting down campus buildings during the winter holiday break, including nearly $300,000 this past year.
Harrelson: From Savaged to Salvaged
Through the years, many people enjoyed tearing down Harrelson Hall figuratively and rejoiced in seeing it torn down literally last year. However, the promise to keep remnants of the iconic round building out of the landfill was fulfilled, as 95 percent of its non-hazardous materials and content were reclaimed and recycled.
Students Help Companies Become B Corp Certified
NC State’s B Corp Clinic matches students as volunteer consultants for local companies seeking certification as a B Corporation by showing best practices in environmental responsibility, social impact, accountability and transparency.