Students live, learn sustainably in new campus EcoVillage It can take a village to best learn about sustainability. And that’s what drew 63 NC State University students from varied backgrounds and majors to EcoVillage, a new on-campus, sustainability-focused living and learning community based out of Bragaw Residence Hall. “[Before EcoVillage] I really didn’t know what areas […]
Campus prepares for winter holiday energy savings Facing a $1.5 million reduction in its utility budget, NC State University is extending its annual Winter Holiday Energy-Saving Initiative as a major cost-saving effort. During the winter holiday when most of campus is closed, NC State saves energy by lowering temperatures in most campus buildings and turning […]
A student-designed and constructed landscape is yet another example of NC State’s campus becoming a living lab for students.
Engineering student’s design reduces NC State water use NC State will save up to 5 million gallons of water per year thanks to a water recovery project designed by a student intern working at the university’s Cates Central Utility Plant. This summer Blake Henard, a mechanical engineering student at the University of South Carolina, came […]
NC State’s 2013 Energy and Water Report reveals savings.
Wolfpack Homecoming earns sustainable event certification One of the nation’s largest student-led homecomings is now a certified sustainable event. This year’s NC State “Red, White and Wolfpack”-themed Homecoming festivities have earned Wolfpack Certified Green recognition at the highest level. The certification is offered by the University Sustainability Office for events that incorporate sustainable choices involving […]
At the annual Greek Life Awards on Oct. 16, Omega Psi Phi took home NC State’s first-ever Most Sustainable Chapter Award.
App-based contest energizes Energy Action Month at NC State Throughout the month of October, NC State students, faculty and staff can hit the switch, pull the plug and power down electronics to save energy and win prizes. Using Joulebug, a free mobile app available for Android and Apple smartphones, the campus community can collect pins […]
Filled your gas tank with nearly $4-a-gallon gas lately?
Wolfpack football recycling tops 58,000 pounds Wolfpack football fans are recycling at an all-time high – 53 percent more in 2012 than the previous year. At home football games in 2012, the WE Recycle program collected more than 58,000 pounds of recyclables. Already at the first two home games of the 2013 football season, 24,000 […]