NC State avoided close to 1,500 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions during the winter holiday break.
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The Waste Reduction and Recycling (WRR) office recycled 1860 tons of material during the 2009 – 2010 fiscal year with a revenue of $104,565 and an avoided landfill fee of $136,400. Additionally, the University composted 1149 tons of material. Compost includes yard waste collected by Facilities Operations’ Grounds Department, campus greenhouse material, and animal bedding [...]
NC State University has launched composting in all campus dining hall facilities. The initiative will help the university reach the goal of diverting 65% of its waste from the landfill by 2015. University Dining and Waste Reduction & Recycling partnered to implement the program. To reduce the possibility of contaminating the compost material, University Dining [...]
A recent audit by Waste Reduction and Recycling (WRR) found that 70 percent of waste generated at Fountain Dining Hall was compostable. The four-hour audit, which took place January 27, was completed by volunteer students who sorted, shoveled and weighed bags of garbage from NC State’s largest dining hall. “This was great news to us,” [...]
By: Mande Swisher, University Sustainability Office “University Dining has made a decision that has not only helped the university, but more importantly, the environment,” says Kimberly Orlowski, Energy Conservation Coordinator for NC State. That decision was to remove trays from the serving line at the three dining halls to help conserve water during the drought [...]
By: Lida Gardner, University Graphics & Mande Swisher, University Sustainability Office As an on campus provider of print and copy services, University Graphics and the NCSU Copy Center contend with unique sustainability challenges on a daily basis. As printers, paper is the chief commodity and though paper pricing in general has risen due to the [...]