BSC Library Articles Tagged: North Carolina

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    Apple, Google, Facebook warn against NC renewable energy freeze

    May 29, 2015

    Image credit: Apple North Carolina has been enjoying a solar boom of late, not least because tech giants like Apple, Google and Facebook have chosen to locate some of their huge, energy-hungry server farms here and to power them using solar energy and other clean technology. Now, as reported by Greentech Media, the three tech giants are flexing their political muscle in support of renewable energy, signing on to a letter in support of maintaining the state's current renewable energy targets. The move comes in response to a North Carolina Senate panel rushing through legislation that would freeze the amount…

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    Waste to Green recognized for environmental impact

    May 11, 2015

    Waste to Green, a minority and woman-owned electronics recycling company, made the “B Corp Best for the Environment” list for the second year in a row. The Henderson-based company is on a mission to divert as much electronic waste from landfills as possible. Waste to Green works with individuals and companies to make sure electronic waste is recycled to its highest possible use, and that all data is entirely destroyed. Currently, much of the electronic waste that the developed world generates gets shipped to developing countries, where it often piles up in slums, leaching toxic chemicals into the environment. Co-founder…

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    Will NC lawmakers set a higher standard for business?

    May 6, 2015

    Image Credit:  You Tube / Screen Grab State lawmakers have introduced a bill to recognize benefit corporations as a separate category of corporate structure, providing legal recognition for companies with socially responsible missions that extend beyond profit. Proposed House Bill 534, the North Carolina Benefit Act, would establish a legal status for busineses that include one or more declarations of public benefits in their laws of incorporation. Similar laws have been passed in 29 states. The benefit corporation status shares similar goals but is not to be confused with B Corp certification, a third-party audit that measures a company's social,…

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    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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    NC State boosts B Corp movement in North Carolina

    October 12, 2015

    By Carla Davis from the Sustainability office at NCSU. Students at the B Corp Clinic launch event network with leadership from the four participating companies, which are based at HQ Raleigh.…

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    Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Durham schools can save millions by going solar

    February 3, 2016

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Durham school districts can meet electricity needs, save millions by going 100 percent solar. In a press release published today, February 3, 2016, two reports by the North…

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    Vital Plan Leverages B Corp Certification to Revolutionize Support for Chronic Illness

    May 13, 2016

    Vital Plan, a physician-founded wellness startup, is one of eight herbal supplement companies worldwide and the first supplement company in NC to become a Certified B Corporation®.

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    How Supply Chain Management Can Improve North Carolina’s Environmental Footprint

    November 2, 2016

    Rejaul Hasan reviews a report published by the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC), North Carolina's Supply Chain: Conduit for Commerce and Economic Development, and provides insight into how sustainable supply chain management strategies have the capacity to improve North Carolina’s footprint.

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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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    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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    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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    The Quest to Find Sustainable Materials for 3D Printing

    March 29, 2017

    A quest is underway to find sustainable materials for 3D printing by a group of NC State researchers from the College of Textiles and College of Natural Resources in association with Cotton Inc. Learn more about how cotton can be a game changer for printing and sustainability.

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    DUCKS UNLIMITED ACHIEVES 100,000 ACRE CONSERVATION GOAL IN NC

    July 24, 2014

    Photo: Gerry Dincher/creative commons The Audubon Society aren't the only group partnering with local landowners to preserve important wildlife habitat. Ducks Unlimited, the hunting and conservation charity dedicated to preserving wildflowl habitat, recently surpassed a goal of conserving or restoring over 100,000 acres of land in North Carolina. (Nationally, the group has protected over 13 million acres.) Of the 100,000 acres in NC, approximately 19,000 were preserved through conservation easements or land acquisitions, while 87,000 acres of wetland habitat have been restored to their natural state.  While opinions on hunting can be divisive among environmentalists and animal rights activists, the…

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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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    North Carolina Sustainability Center passes the torch to Poole College’s Sustainability Initiative

    April 21, 2015

    The North Carolina Sustainability Center (NCSC) on April 21 officially transferred its role as an online sustainability community to the Sustainability Initiative at the NC State University Poole College of…

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    SUSTAINABILITY HELPED ATTRACT BREWERIES TO ASHEVILLE

    July 19, 2012

    by Katie Kross Local sustainability factors were important criteria in the decisions of both Sierra Nevada and New Belgium Brewing to locate their new East Coast operations in western NC, according to the magazine Site Selection, which features the breweries in “Hops City: Beer culture comes to a head in the Asheville region” in its July 2012 issue. The article describes the extensive selection process used by Sierra Nevada, which chose to build its $108-million brewery in Mills River, NC. Site consultant Don Schjeldahl of Austin Consulting led Sierra Nevada’s location search and is quoted in the article. SIERRA NEVADA'S…

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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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    WHY SUSTAINABILITY IS GOOD FOR NORTH CAROLINA’S ECONOMY

    May 7, 2012

    by Katie Kross In its simplest definition, sustainability—balancing the three pillars of economic, social, and environmental interests—is a hard-not-to-love concept. Who among us doesn’t want a good stable job, a strong and safe community, a comfortable quality of life, and clean air and water for ourselves and generations to come? Of course, it’s never quite that simple. In practice, sustainability can be a maddeningly complex amalgam of issues, actors, and agendas. Everything from local food to landfill gas gets thrown in the sustainability bucket at times. Communities, government leaders, policy makers, and businesses all have various takes on what sustainability…

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    Target installing solar on eight NC stores

    July 10, 2015

    The big box retailer is investing heavily in renewables, including 8 large rooftop installations here in North Carolina. 

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