September 20, 2015
By Hugh V. Fisher, Poole College Communications Students, faculty, staff and friends of NC State gathered Monday to celebrate the launch of the Poole College Business Sustainability Collaborative (BSC), formerly…
September 1, 2015
Jessica Thomas, director of the Sustainability Initiative at the NC State Poole College of Management, joined an elite group of business, civic and community leaders this summer as one of…
August 20, 2015
A sustainable approach to healthy eating, a new take on a device used in treating sleep apena, two supply chain solutions, and an international trends study. These are the winners…
August 20, 2015
A Greenpeace-backed campaign, Repower Our Schools, is asking Durham and Charlotte school districts to go solar.
August 12, 2015
Target isn't the only bog box retailer investing in North Carolina's clean energy future.
August 6, 2015
Photo: US Geological Survey/creative commons The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a prime nesting spot for both loggerhead and green sea turtles, threatened species that only return to the shore after years at sea to lay their eggs. That's why conservationists are celebrating news that a record number of turtle nests have been found this season, as reported by WRAL: The Virginian-Pilot reports that 269 nests have so far been spotted, 15 more than a record set two years ago for that stretch of the Outer Banks. All but nine of the federal seashore's nests belong to loggerheads, a threatened…
July 27, 2015
Photo: Companies like Durham-based Organic Transit may benefit from a generation that isn't too interested in cars. From the development of a Chapel Hill-Durham light rail route to the economic boost provided by new bike infrastructure, there are plenty of signs that North Carolina—and the Triangle region in particular—is beginning to think about mobility outside of the car-centric business-as-usual paradigm. That might be a very good thing for our economy, if demographic trends are to be believed. Researchers at UNC recently compared the driving habits of Millenials—meaning those who were beween 19 and 30 in 2009—to those of "Gen Xers"—meaning those…
July 13, 2015
Photo: Iberdrola Renewables/promotional image When Target announced last week it was putting solar on eight NC stores (Charlotte Business Journal reports this figure may actually be 25 to 30 stores), and figures showed that natural gas beat out coal for the first time ever in NC, we suggested that North Carolina's energy landscape was changing fast. This week brings more evidence of this fact, with news outlets across the country reporting that construction will begin on a $600 million wind power installation near Elizabeth City. Not only will it be the state's first utility-scale wind power plant, but actually the region's first.…
July 10, 2015
The big box retailer is investing heavily in renewables, including 8 large rooftop installations here in North Carolina.
July 8, 2015
Photo: Will Thomas/creative commons Figures just released by the federal government suggest that natural gas beat out coal in April as the primary fuel source for electricity for the first time ever in the United States. And that's not just happening on a national scale. Charlotte Business Journal reports that this trend also holds true for the North Carolina energy mix: In April, North Carolina produced 2,629 megawatt-hours of electricity from natural gas, or 32.1% of all the megawatt-hours generated in the state that month. Coal-fired power accounted for 1,769 megawatt-hours of electricity, or 21.6 percent of the power produced…