Carla Davis

Dec 14, 2016

Wrap Without Waste This Holiday Season

Check out these tips for a more sustainable approach to holiday gift wrapping.

Dec 8, 2016

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.

Nov 2, 2016  |  Students

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.

Oct 12, 2016  |  Campus Life

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.

Aug 25, 2016  |  Campus Life

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.

Aug 18, 2016  |  Service and Community

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.

Jul 20, 2016  |  Campus Life

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.

Jul 7, 2016  |  Campus Life

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.

Jun 30, 2016  |  Campus Life

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.

Jun 22, 2016  |  Campus Life

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.