New campaign, app challenge students to improve NC State, world A better NC State and world – that’s the goal of Change Your State, a new sustainability campaign at North Carolina State University. Throughout the 2013-2014 academic year, Change Your State will challenge students to address some of society’s great challenges through simple actions that […]
NC State’s zero VOC paint swap trims costs, improves buildings Flashback five years and paint being brushed and rolled on campus walls could be smelled before it was seen. The odor, created by emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), was the hallmark of painting for decades until the recent evolution of low VOC and zero […]
NC State’s Hunt Library, 4H Center earn national LEED certification Two of North Carolina State University’s newest buildings have received national recognition for energy efficiency and environmentally-friendly design. James B. Hunt Jr. Library, one of the nation’s newest and most advanced libraries, has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification and the […]
Student efforts helped divert one third of all discarded material during move out from landfills through recycling and reuse.
5 Sustainable Tips Every Beach Lover Must Try With the season of summer at its height, a lot of people are at the beach right now. And the rest of us (that includes you because you’re reading this blog) kind of wish we were. So since we can’t kick back and enjoy the sand between […]
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NC State’s Lonnie Poole Golf Course has passed strict sustainability standards to become a certified Audubon International Signature Golf Sanctuary.
Sustainability through the roof With more than 400 buildings on NC State’s campus, the university’s team of 11 roofers and waterproofers has an important task of repairing and maintaining one of NC State’s most valued assets. “A roof is what protects everything inside the building,” said Chris Wolfgang, who supervises the roofers in NC State’s […]
Where thousands of pounds of material discarded on campus finds another purpose.
Six students pilot launch of NC State Stewards In one semester, six sustainable students helped start a new leadership program that will influence future Wolfpack generations. NC State Stewards wouldn’t be what it is without Aaron Burkhart, Lauryn Coombs, Rachel Gonsalves, Caroline Hansley, Brian Iezzi and Natalia Ospina. As the university’s first Stewards, these students […]