sustainability

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.

Jan 13, 2016  |  Events

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.

Dec 17, 2015  |  Campus Life

Hand-Me-Down Gowns? Kinda

Since 2011, NC State Bookstores has sold graduation gowns made in sustainable style from recycled plastic bottles.

Oct 15, 2015  |  Campus Life

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.

Aug 5, 2015  |  Campus Life

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.

Jun 24, 2015  |  Research and Innovation

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.