Sharing Sustainability In Senegal
A study abroad experience in Scotland and an Alternative Service Break trip to Belize are how NC State graduate Jack Alcorn ended up in Senegal on a two-year assignment with the Peace Corps.
Milkweed planted on Lonnie Poole Golf Course should help struggling monarch butterfly populations.
Students’ Innovation to Renew a Coastal Wetland
An industrious team of seniors from the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering designed, built and installed a pump that will help restore a wetland on Harkers Island.
Western Manor Apartments Lead Pack In Recycling Competition
Residents of NC State’s Western Manor Apartments led the Wolfpack to its strongest finish yet in a nationwide collegiate recycling competition this winter. RecycleMania is a national competition of more than 300 universities competing to reduce campus landfill waste while also boosting recycling and composting rates.
Sustainability Fund Awards $179,000 in Campus Grants
Thirteen sustainability projects will be implemented on campus over the next year thanks to $179,000 in grants recently awarded by the student-led advisory board of NC State’s Sustainability Fund.
Student Strives To Build Safe, Sustainable Apparel Industry
Rejaul Hasan, a doctoral student in the College of Textiles, hopes his focused research in sustainability and supply chain will ensure the safety, sustainability and fair labor practices for garment workers in his native Bangladesh.
NC State’s Alex Hsain Wins Truman Scholarship
Hanan “Alex” Hsain, a junior majoring in materials science and engineering at NC State, has been awarded a 2017 Truman Scholarship.
Take Part in NC State’s Earth Month Activities
With more than 50 events on and around campus, find multiple ways to celebrate Earth Month in April.
Function in Fine Form
At first glance, Hunt Library has no shortage of style. But a closer look at the building’s most eye-catching and celebrated features reveals meticulous planning and ongoing, forward-thinking development of the space.
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.
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.