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.
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.
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.
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.
Wrap Without Waste This Holiday Season
Check out these tips for a more sustainable approach to holiday gift wrapping.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prepare for Packed Packapalooza
Saturday's fifth-annual Packapalooza is expected to draw more than 60,000 students, staff, faculty and Raleigh citizens to the rain-or-shine block party and community festival on Hillsborough Street.