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.
New Timber Contract Ensures Long-term Sustainability for Hofmann Forest
Hofmann Forest timber rights sold to ensure land sustainability, provide consistent annual income for College of Natural Resources.
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.
Harrelson’s Final Stand
When students come back for the fall semester, Harrelson Hall will be gone.
Sustainability Fund Gives 15 Grants for 2016
The NC State Sustainability Fund gives 15 grants totaling $161,000 for campus sustainability projects.
How Forecasting Water Reclamation Use Can Save Money, Water Resources
A changing climate and recent droughts in the South and West highlight the need to make the most of our limited water resources. One of the tools that can help the U.S. make efficient use of its water supplies is water reclamation – but utilities and water managers have sometimes struggled to deal with public perceptions of reclaimed water.
Gearing Up for Earth Month
Beginning next week, NC State will host a slew of activities highlighting campus sustainability efforts as part of Earth Month, including a full day of activities on April 13 in celebration of worldwide Earth Day and the 30 Days, 30 Ways Challenge.
Worth Their Salts – Scientists Call For Freshwater Protections From Salinization
We’ve come a long way in promoting the health of our freshwater sources by regulating chemical waste and other pollutants. Now, some scientists are calling for similar standards for dissolved inorganic salts.
Students Design Sustainability Solutions
At NC State's inaugural Make-A-Thon, 42 students on 11 teams competed to create new solutions to campus sustainability challenges.