Wrap Without Waste This Holiday Season
Check out these tips for a more sustainable approach to holiday gift wrapping.
NC State Recognized as Bike-Friendly Campus
NC State racks up another honor, nabbing a silver award in the League of American Bicyclists’ annual Bicycle Friendly University recognition program.
Grad Student Builds Campus Pollinator Garden
Graduate student Melissa Tinling used a grant from the NC State Sustainability Fund to build a pollinator garden on Centennial Campus, a project that helps manage stormwater and provides a habitat for native pollinators like bees, moths and butterflies.
NC State Meets State-Mandated Reduction Goals
NC State's department of Energy Management recently announced that the school has reached state-mandated goals to reduce energy and water usage numbers by 50 and 33 percent, respectively, despite two decades of rapid expansion on campus.
Is Tailgating Toxic?
Last year, NC State researchers monitored air pollution outside Carter-Finley Stadium before, during and after all six home football games. They concluded that the mix of burning charcoal, fumes from generators and idling cars created an unhealthy atmosphere for those sensitive to poor air quality.
Pack2Pack Connects Those in Need With Household Goods
On Aug. 14, more than 100 students were connected with lightly used furniture and household items through the Pack2Pack program, which was organized by Pack Promise intern Taylor Spoon through a grant from the NC State Sustainability Fund.
Grounds Management Tests Electric Lawn Equipment
NC State's Grounds Management is part of a pilot program to test a new line of no-emission lawn care equipment that includes electric trimmers, leaf blowers and a solar-enabled lawn mower as part of its fleet. An added benefit: No noise to distract studying students or lecturing professors.
Summer Water-Saving Tips
As we experience the hottest days of the year, a cool drink of water or a dip in the pool is always nice. But don't go crazy. Here are a few ways to keep water usage down during the dog days of summer.
Pollinators Welcome Here
NC State students, staff and faculty are driving an effort to create food sources for bees, butterflies and other creatures who help propagate life through strategic plant selection on the university’s urban campus in gardens filled with pollinator-friendly plants.
Aquaponics on Display at Talley
Swing by the Talley Student Union this summer and check out a student-designed system of bins, pipes, fish and lettuce that showcases one of the state’s fastest-growing agriculture practices.