BSC Library Articles Tagged: Environment

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    PLANNED DURHAM “AGRIHOOD” BRINGS A FARM-CENTERED MODEL OF SUBURBAN DEVELOPMENT

    October 14, 2014

    Photo: Wetrock Farm Protecting the balance between city and country North Carolina offers a unique blend of country and city. Even the largest metropolitan areas in the state still have land in agricultural use just a few miles outside of town. Many North Carolinians find ways to enjoy the natural beauty and tranquility of the country, as well as the job and cultural opportunities that cities have to offer. However, if current urban growth predictions prove correct, the rural lands outside of town will likely be taken out of agricultural use to become sprawling suburbs. A group of Durham based…

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    Record Number of Entries in the Lulu eGames Social Impact Category

    March 26, 2017

    The Lulu eGames is the biggest startup competition within NC State. Awarding over $100,000 in prizes, this year's eGames competition had a record number of entries.

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    SEWAGE SPILL RUINS ENO RIVER ASSOCIATION HEADQUARTERS

    January 20, 2015

    Photo Credit: Jonathan Drake Raw sewage flooded the offices of the Eno River Association last week, when a failed Durham city sewer main backed up, causing major damages that may total as much as $100,000. The oldest land trust organization in North Carolina, the Eno River Association is an environmental nonprofit that has been instrumental in acquiring parkland and promoting conservation since the 1960s. Now the group faces a daunting recovery effort. Staff arrived to work on Monday, January 12, to find sewage spilling out of the office’s four toilets and flowing throughout the building and HVAC system, in some…

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    Students from Across NC Participate in 2017 Spring B Corp Clinic

    June 28, 2017

    The Spring B Corp Clinic brought together students from all over North Carolina to help various organizations with their B Certified status. Read about the many projects and sustainable solutions that students and professionals developed throughout the clinic with local companies.

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    UNC study: millenials drive less than the rest of us

    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…

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    ALDI plans rooftop solar on 10 NC stores

    August 12, 2015

    Target isn't the only bog box retailer investing in North Carolina's clean energy future. 

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    Using Business as a Force for Good is Big Business

    August 1, 2017

    Benefit corporations are using their business for good while also meeting the shifting customer demands. Read more about the change in customer preferences and how businesses are working towards a more ethical practice.

  • community

    NC GreenPower tests new focus on solar for schools & community

    March 4, 2015

    Photo Credit: Alex Snyder / Creative Commons NC GreenPower has announced two new pilot projects that signal a shift in the organization's focus. After more than a decade of helping to boost the state's voluntary renewable energy portfolio through production-based incentives, the group is transitioning its direction toward school solar installations and other community impact projects more likely to galvanize contributor support. A Changing Landscape for Renewable Energy Launched in 2003, NC GreenPower is a Raleigh-based non-profit that has supported nearly 1,000 projects across the state, with emphasis on residential solar PV. The first initiative of its kind in the…

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    Sustainable Luxury with Francine Petersen

    January 25, 2016

    Sustainable Luxury with Francine Petersen by Veronica Luedke Last fall, NC State welcomed Dr. Francine Petersen, Associate Professor at the European School of Management in a collaboration between the Poole…

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    NC State Net Impact Chapter hosts Food Waste and Hunger Forum

    March 30, 2016

    The NC State Net Impact convened the Food Waste and Hunger Forum at the Talley Student Union. The event brought together panelists who are working on initiatives to eliminate food waste, and audience participants who are interested in solving food waste and hunger.

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    TRIBE OPENS NATIVE PLANT NURSERY

    July 28, 2014

    Naturally occurring rhodoendron garden on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee. Photo: discutant/Creative Commons From Ducks Unlimited preserving over 100,000 acres of wildfowl habitat to the Audubon Society teaming up with local landowners to protect migratory birds, our region has seen significant efforts in recent years to preserve and improve biodiversity.  Cherokee One Feather reports that The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has just marked an important milestone in its environmental efforts, opening a state-of-the-art greenhouse to be used as a native plant nursery. The facility will provide plants for the tribe's frontline conservation and environmental rehabilitation work, plants which previously…

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    NC State B Corp Clinic Helps Companies Improve their Environmental, Social Impact

    May 10, 2016

    On April 22 – Earth Day – 2016, the BSC hosted its second B Corp Clinic finals at HQ Raleigh. Read more to find out how teams of students from Triangle area business schools worked together to help aspiring companies move toward certification as B Corps.

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    IN INCLEMENT WEATHER, A REMINDER THAT RESILIENCE MATTERS

    February 13, 2014

    Photo: Anchorage Building Extreme weather is once again bringing blackouts and disruption to many parts of the state. Homes have been left without power. Commuters have been stranded in the snow for hours. And schools and businesses have had to shut down because of the weather. While talk of greener communities usually focuses on sustainability - another, complimentary, concept is worth paying attention to, especially as the snow starts falling: Resilience. In other words, reducing energy use and carbon emissions through cutting edge technology is a worthy cause, but in a world where climate change and resource depletion may bring…

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    Poole College Hosts Leading Sustainable Supply Chain Researchers

    May 27, 2016

    The second annual Sustainable Operations Management Workshop brought scholars from across the U.S. to help set a course for the future of sustainable supply chains and operations. The participants, all cutting-edge researchers who are part of an early-career research network, met to discuss important research questions in the are of sustainable operations management and to foster research collaborations.

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    RALEIGH-BASED ACCELERATOR INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDING & SUPPORT

    February 10, 2014

    Late last year, we posted an article about the Cherokee-McDonough Challenge - a Raleigh-based accelerator working to provide innovative new sustainable business ideas with the tools they need to scale up and go to market. Applications are now being accepted for a new round of entrepreneurs to rise up to the challenge. The deadline for applications is April 15th. Below are details from the press release: (Raleigh, NC) – January 30, 2014 – The Cherokee-McDonough Challenge, an accelerator designed to identify, fund and develop high impact environmental startups, has kicked off its fourth year of the program. The Challenge is…

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    Fellow FromThe Other Side: Not Your Everyday MBA

    August 15, 2016

     by Benjamin Bradley, Jenkins MBA Class of 2017 I’m not your typical business school student (I know, that’s what they all say). But I practice what I preach. I sincerely…

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    SMITH SEAL OF NORTH CAROLINA SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS: NOMINATION PERIOD OPEN

    January 23, 2014

    A representative for Bob Barker Industries accepts the 2013 award from Judy Smith. Business as usual is easy. Pursuing sustainability, whether you are an individual, a non-provite, a public institution or a private company can be both expensive and time consuming in a world that was not set up to reward doing the right thing. The Smith Seal of North Carolina Sustainable Business Award was developed by the Greater Raleigh Chamber t0 recognize members who are committed to environmentally and socially responsible operations and practices: The purpose of this award is to recognize businesses, nonprofits, colleges/universities, and municipalities that have…

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    B Corp Clinic Featured in the AACSB Blog

    November 27, 2016

    The Business Sustainability Collaborative program the B Corp Clinic was featured in the AACSB Blog post, "Developing Social Entrepreneurs Through B Corp Clinic."

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    EXPEDITION ENCOURAGES BETTER ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING

    January 22, 2014

    Coastal issues such as bridge building on NC highway 12, as well as planning for sea level rise, will be topics explored during the IJNR expedition. Photo: NCDOT/creative commons The best journalist knows first hand the issues they cover. Accurate, responsible environmental journalism depends on a real understanding of environmental issues. Institutes for Journalism & Natural Resources (IJNR) aims to deliver just that, with the mission: advance public understanding and civic engagement about issues of environment protection, resource conservation and responsible economic development through better journalism. “IJNR conducts expedition-style programs of training and professional development for journalists at all career…

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    Red Hat Participates in Fall 2016 B Corp Clinic

    January 18, 2017

    By Carla Davis, NC State Sustainability Office Communications Contributions from Anna Campbell, Poole College Communications Is a for-profit company’s only goal to generate profit? A growing number of Triangle-area businesses…

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    HOW A FISH CAME TO TEACH SCHOOL

    December 30, 2013

    Image: Dan River Basin Association The Dan River Basin Association (DRBA), with the help of coldwater fish and an innovative environmental education program, is instilling a conservation ethic in students from kindergarten to the college level. DRBA adopted Trout in the Classroom (TIC) after Dr. David Jones founded the program in Henry County Virginia in 2005. Dr. Jones realized the imperative to teach young minds about water resources and conservation. He was looking for a way to engage the community in an effort to protect the Smith River in Virginia, home to one of Virginia’s largest populations of naturally reproducing…

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    Jenkins MBA Students Study Opportunties in Organic Production

    January 19, 2017

    A group of Jenkins MBA students recently toured one of Organic Valley's organic dairy farms in eastern North Carolina, Lindale Organic Dairy. The tour exhibits an example of collaboration between a national organization and local farmers while also benefiting the environment and the community.

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    CITY OF RALEIGH 2014: ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS

    December 10, 2013

    ​ Photo: NCDOT Communication/ creative commons   Every year, the City of Raleigh honors individuals, businesses, charities and public organizations who have shown leadership in environmental sustainability. The city is now accepting online nominations for its 2014 Environmental Awards. Deadline to submit nominations is Feb. 14, 2014.  A 10-person jury will select the winners, honored at a public reception and ceremony on April 22, 2014 at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences.Sponsorship opportunities for the celebration are also available. Environmental Awards are given in these categories: Raleigh Environmental Stewardship AwardOverall award for an individual or organization that has shown environmental…

  • business

    Sustainable Models for the Apparel Industry: Insights From Recent Conference at Harvard Law School

    February 26, 2017

    What is the state of the Bangladesh apparel industry three years after the deadly incident at Rana Plaza? Rejaul Hasan, BSC Associate and PhD Candidate in the College of Textiles shares his experience from the Bangladesh Development Conference at Harvard Law School.

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    HOW A RALEIGH-BASED ACCELERATOR IS NURTURING DISRUPTIVE NEW IDEAS

    November 7, 2013

    This article originally appeared on StartUp Beat. Reproduced with permission. Why invest in environmental startups? The answer to this question is not simple. In fact, it actually raises more questions. Do investments in these ventures produce lower financial returns in favor of environmental goals? Are policy makers and non-profits better equipped to manage environmental problems? Despite this noise, we at the Cherokee-McDonough Challenge think there are many reasons to invest in this sector. We run an annual competition and accelerator in Raleigh, North Carolina, designed to identify, fund, and develop high-impact environmental startups. By providing select early-stage companies with $20,000 in Seed…

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    John Replogle’s Career Starters: Jumbo Shrimp, A Beer Magazine, Good Mentors

    February 27, 2017

    Do you ever wonder how successful business leaders get their start? Read the origin story of John Replogle, President and CEO of Seventh Generation.

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    HOW SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IS THRIVING IN NC: A CONVERSATION WITH PAT LONG & ALEX NAAR

    November 20, 2013

    According to Pat Long, projects like The Proximity Hotel in Greensboro have shown that luxury and sustainability can not only be combined, but they can be combined in a fiscally prudent manner. Photo credit: The Proximity Hotel Recognized by media outlets like Fast Company and the BBC, East Carolina University's Center for Sustainable Tourism is on the cutting edge of greener, more responsible travel - including playing a key role in the development of the NC GreenTravel program. We talked with CST's Director Pat Long, as well as Alex Naar, the center's Director of Sustainable Tourism Initiatives, to discuss the center's work…

  • business

    What is NC signaling to investors? A few words from the 2017 Clean Tech Summit

    March 16, 2017

    What signals are we sending on behalf of our state to the benefit or detriment of our economy and commitment to job creation? A few words from the 2017 Clean Tech Summit by Larissa Via, Jenkins MBA '18, Sustainable Energy Editor, NC State Net Impact Chapter.

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