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.
Talk About a Sustainable Future
A Jan. 20 town-hall event will focus on NC State's Sustainability Strategic Plan. The event is planned for 9-11 a.m. in Room 126 of Witherspoon Student Center.
Hand-Me-Down Gowns? Kinda
Since 2011, NC State Bookstores has sold graduation gowns made in sustainable style from recycled plastic bottles.
Solar Tree Sprouts at Hunt Library
Charge your laptop, phone or other electronics on the 16-foot solar tree at the Hunt Library on Centennial Campus. The newly installed solar technology is a gift from the Park Scholars Class of 2015.
Harrelson Hall: Reclaimed
Harrelson Hall will round out its service at NC State University by going to the recycling bin. Plans are to use at least 90 percent of reclaimed nonhazardous materials for other purposes.
Distributed Technique for Power ‘Scheduling’ Advances Smart Grid Concept
Researchers have developed a new technique for “scheduling” energy in electric grids that advances the smart grid concept by coordinating the energy being produced and stored by conventional and renewable sources.