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Collage photos of students at Make-A-Thon event showcasing their innovations and projects.

Waste Solutions are Big Winners at 2023 Make-A-Thon

Students shared their ideas and competed for prizes during the annual NC State Make-A-Thon sustainability challenge.

A man packs a crate of donated items into the trunk of a car.

Packing the Pantry

The inaugural Year of Feeding the Pack challenge united the university community to collect 23,542 pounds of food for NC State’s food pantry.

Two students work at a table in the Senior Design Lab. Textile samples are on the table they are working at, and the PPE suit they are working to improve is visible hanging on a whiteboard behind them.

Wilson College of Textiles Students Develop More Sustainable PPE

A group of NC State University seniors partnered with Pine Bluff Arsenal to choose a new material for coveralls worn by members of the U.S. Army.

Innovate for Sustainability: Join NC State Make-A-Thon

Experience ideation, innovation and competition firsthand at NC State Make-A-Thon. Register by Jan. 23, 2023 at

Students “LEED” the Way for Durham Public Schools

NC State’s LEED Lab course partners with Durham Public Schools to boost sustainability.

Kids pick up trash on the beach

Study: Bilingual Kids Could Lead In Ocean Environmental Action

Participation in environmental education programs can motivate children across diverse language groups to act responsibly toward the environment, a recent study from North Carolina State University researchers suggests.


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