sustainability

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.

Jul 1, 2016  |  HR and Finance

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.

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.

May 17, 2016

Harrelson’s Final Stand

When students come back for the fall semester, Harrelson Hall will be gone.

May 3, 2016

Sustainability Fund Gives 15 Grants for 2016

The NC State Sustainability Fund gives 15 grants totaling $161,000 for campus sustainability projects.

Apr 4, 2016  |  The Abstract

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.

Mar 24, 2016  |  Events

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.

Feb 26, 2016  |  The Abstract

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.

Feb 25, 2016  |  Events

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.