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.
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.