sustainability

Feb 23, 2017  |  Campus Life

Bye-Bye, Textbooks?

Nearly seven in 10 college students say they have not purchased a textbook for financial reasons, even at the risk of academic performance. That's one of the reasons NCSU Libraries created the Alt Textbook Project, which provides mini-grants and support for faculty to adopt, adapt or create free and open alternatives to textbooks.

Feb 15, 2017  |  Campus Life

Winter Break Conservation Saves $300,000

Since 2004, NC State has saved $3.5 million in energy costs by shutting down campus buildings during the winter holiday break, including nearly $300,000 this past year.

Feb 2, 2017  |  Campus Life

Harrelson: From Savaged to Salvaged

Through the years, many people enjoyed tearing down Harrelson Hall figuratively and rejoiced in seeing it torn down literally last year. However, the promise to keep remnants of the iconic round building out of the landfill was fulfilled, as 95 percent of its non-hazardous materials and content were reclaimed and recycled.

Jan 19, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Advanced Biomass Cookstoves Provide Benefits in Field Settings, But Less than Expected from Lab Testing

Researchers find that while advanced wood-burning cookstoves can provide benefits to the environment, the benefits are less than expected due to higher emissions measured in the field compared to laboratory settings.

Jan 12, 2017  |  Students

Students Help Companies Become B Corp Certified

NC State’s B Corp Clinic matches students as volunteer consultants for local companies seeking certification as a B Corporation by showing best practices in environmental responsibility, social impact, accountability and transparency.

Dec 14, 2016

Wrap Without Waste This Holiday Season

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

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.

Aug 30, 2016  |  Campus Life

NC State Scores for Video Game Design

As the growth of the video game industry continues to soar, NC State ranks among the top schools in the nation offering undergraduate programs in video game design. Check out the latest from the Princeton Review.

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.