Carter-Finley Expands Compost Effort
When the Wolfpack returns to Carter-Finley Stadium for its first home football game, so will composting and recycling in order to reduce gameday waste.
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.
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.
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 Meets State-Mandated Reduction Goals
NC State's department of Energy Management recently announced that the school has reached state-mandated goals to reduce energy and water usage numbers by 50 and 33 percent, respectively, despite two decades of rapid expansion on campus.
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.
Green Bricks Honor Sustainability Efforts
The annual Green Brick Awards were given on April 15, honoring the top sustainability efforts on campus.
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.
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.
Hand-Me-Down Gowns? Kinda
Since 2011, NC State Bookstores has sold graduation gowns made in sustainable style from recycled plastic bottles.
Energy-Saving Tips for Winter Break
Turn off the lights when you leave for the winter holiday break next week to help the university avoid energy costs while everyone is away. Since the program began in 2004, the university has saved $2.76 million.
NC State’s Green Football Results
Here's what happened when multiple NC State partners worked together to create the first zero-waste football season at Carter-Finley Stadium.
Carter-Finley: Red, White and Green
Wolfpack fans attending home football games at Carter-Finley Stadium this season will have the ability to compost food and paper, in addition to recycling plastic products, thanks to a new pilot program offered by athletics and the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling.