waste reduction and recycling

Aug 31, 2017  |  Campus Life

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.

May 18, 2017  |  Awards and Honors

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.

Feb 15, 2017  |  Campus Life

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.

Feb 2, 2017  |  Campus Life

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.

Nov 2, 2016  |  Students

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.

Oct 12, 2016  |  Campus Life

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.

May 17, 2016

Harrelson’s Final Stand

When students come back for the fall semester, Harrelson Hall will be gone.

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 21, 2016  |  Awards and Honors

Green Bricks Honor Sustainability Efforts

The annual Green Brick Awards were given on April 15, honoring the top sustainability efforts on campus.

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 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.

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.

Dec 15, 2015  |  Campus Life

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.

Dec 10, 2015  |  Campus Life

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.

Aug 27, 2015  |  Athletics

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.