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tractor with compost in front of hoop structure

Apr 21, 2020

Closing the Loop

NC State’s new Compost Facility and Research Cooperative diverts organic waste from the landfill, giving it new life in a number of beneficial ways on campus. 

anaerobic digester on a dairy farm with rainbow in background

Feb 10, 2020

Model Shows Users How to Make On-Farm Sustainable Energy Projects More Profitable

Model can predict when farm-based sustainable energy projects will turn a profit. 

diagram of a greenhouse with translucent solar panels on the roof.

Feb 7, 2020

Next Generation of Greenhouses May Be Fully Solar Powered

Many greenhouses could become energy neutral by using see-through solar panels to harvest energy. 

photo of anaerobic digesters

Nov 13, 2019

Turning (More) Fat and Sewage Into Natural Gas

NC State researchers have developed what is, to date, the most efficient means of converting sewage sludge and restaurant grease into methane. 

solar panels in the desert

Jun 6, 2019

Discovery Sheds Light on Synthesis, Processing of High-Performance Solar Cells

Halide perovskite solar cells hold promise as the next generation of solar cell technologies, but while researchers have developed techniques for improving their material characteristics, nobody understood why these techniques worked. New research sheds light on the science behind these engineering solutions. 

fish on ice

Feb 11, 2019

Study: Aquaculture Does Little, if Anything, to Conserve Wild Fisheries

New research finds that aquaculture, or fish farming, does not help conserve wild fisheries. 

A sunny vineyard.

Oct 8, 2018

For Wineries, Competition Boosts Profits From Sustainability

An international study finds that the more sustainability practices a winery has in place, the better its financial performance – and the effect is enhanced when a winery perceives significant pressure from competitors. 

Apr 22, 2018

A Day in the Life of Campus Sustainability

During an average day on campus, NC State students come into contact with hundreds of sustainability initiatives, often without even realizing it. 

Jan 17, 2018

Campus Energy, Water Savings Continue in 2017

NC State Energy Management releases the 2017 Strategic Energy and Water Report, highlighting NC State's ongoing progress in meeting its energy and water-savings goals. 

Jan 17, 2018

More LimeBikes on the Way

After a successful first semester with thousands of riders, bike share on NC State’s campus is expanding in 2018. 

Jan 10, 2018

Dining Intros Compostable Coca-Cola Cups

NC State Dining now offers eco-friendly cups in the Talley Student Union and On the Oval. 

Oct 19, 2017

Take Home a Bit of Campus

NC State Grounds and Building Services will hold a yard sale on Friday, Nov. 3, of bricks, pavers and firewood recycled from various parts around campus. 

Oct 19, 2017

Students Start Business to Tackle Textile Waste

NC State students and Park Scholars Emily Neville and Carly Kvietok launched Reborn Clothing Co. to revive clothes you no longer wear into new, useful products. 

Oct 19, 2017

Certify Your Workplace, Campus Event for Sustainability

NC State’s University Sustainability Office offers certification for campus workplaces and campus events that incorporate sustainability practices. 

Oct 12, 2017

Tracing Subglacial Water Storage

Some 70 percent of the world’s population consumes water that has glacial input, so it’s important to understand how these icy giants operate.