BSC Library Articles Tagged: Raleigh

  • raleigh

    RALEIGH BREWERY DELIVERS BEER BY BIKE

    November 27, 2013

    Photo: Crank Arm Brewing What is it with beer and bikes? There's something about the combination of person-powered transportation and a cold, frothy brew that seems like a match made in heaven.  Crank Arm Brewing is a craft brewery and tasting room in the warehouse district of Raleigh, North Carolina. The brewery focuses on green transportation, by way of a custom designed keg-delivering rickshaw. Bikes are woven throughout Crank Arm’s culture. The names of the artisan beers say it all: Rickshaw Rye IPA, Whitewall Wit, Uphill Climb, Reflector Red. If their Facebook page is anything to go by, the brewery…

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    RALEIGH CONFERENCE & FASHION SHOW PROMOTES ECO-TEXTILES

    March 19, 2014

    Photo: Redress Raleigh/video screen capture North Carolina has a rich heritage in the textiles and fashion industries. But as evidenced by the challenge of balancing water resources and textile industry needs, sustainability has not always been the top concern.  Redress Raleigh aims to change that.  This local fashion company has a strong focus on sustainability, creating an annual fashion show featuring designs made solely from recycled, reclaimed and/or sustainably produced materials. Having attracted hundreds of attendees to its sold out shows in previous years, Redress Raleigh is hoping to build on that success this year, hosting a two day eco-fashion…

  • environment

    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…

  • environment

    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…

  • raleigh

    NC STATE SLASHES WATER USE, ENERGY, EMISSIONS

    October 31, 2013

    Photo: NCSU Doing more with less is one of the central tennets of sustainability. At NC State University, they appear to have taken that principle to heart. Not only has NCSU's Lonnie Poole Golf Course been held up as a beacon of sustainability in the sport, but the whole university has been on a mission to slash its water and energy use dramatically. And they appear to be succeeding:  With yet another year of energy conservation success in fiscal year 2012-2013, NC State University has reduced campus energy use by 21 percent and water use by 49 percent in the…

  • agriculture

    FARM AID COMES TO RALEIGH

    September 10, 2014

    Photo: © Paul Natkin/Photo Reserve, Inc, courtesy of Farm Aid Willie Nelson and Farm Aid are on the road again, this year in Raleigh’s backyard at Walnut Creek Amphitheater, on Saturday, September 13. It’s been almost 30 years since the original concert in Champaign, Illinois, where Nelson and more than 50 artists performed to raise awareness about family farms struggling to keep their land while combating a devastating economy and the rising threat of factory farms. Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised more than $45 million to promote the livelihoods of family farmers, provide resources and counseling to farms in crisis,…

  • clean energy

    RALEIGH TO HOST SOUTHEAST ALTERNATIVE FUELS CONFERENCE

    September 18, 2014

    Photo: Southeast Alternative Fuels Conference Transportation is a central issue for anyone interested in advancing sustainability and tackling the looming problem of climate change. Billed as the largest gathering of its kind this year East of the Mississippi, the Southeast Alternative Fuels Conference, organized by the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (formerly the NC Solar Center), will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center from the 22-24th of October. Featuring 400 attendees, over 50 exhibitors, 100 speakers and 20 ride and drive vehicles, this looks set to be an important event for sustainable transportation advocates.  Keynote speakers will include U.S. Department of…

  • community

    RALEIGH “WAYFINDERS” CREATE ONLINE PEDESTRIAN TOOL

    November 24, 2014

    Credit: Walk [Your City] On a January morning in 2012, Raleigh residents awoke to find 27 signs posted at three intersections in the city, noting “minutes by foot” distances to various public locations around town. The stunt, an installation intended to promote healthy and walkable communities, was coined "guerilla wayfinding." It received national and international media attention as a successful example of tactical urbanism, civic interventions to improve the urban environment. The unsanctioned signs were taken down within a few days and then unanimously approved by the city for reinstatement as an educational pilot program. With funding from Kickstarter and Blue Cross…

  • certification

    Raleigh recognized as four STAR community

    May 21, 2015

    In April, Raleigh became the first community in North Carolina to achieve certification through the national STAR Community Rating System. The rating system uses city data to measure participants sustainability efforts, as well as economic, social and cultural goals. Raleigh received four out of five possible stars, thanks to its commitment to sustainability, its strong local economy and its thriving art scene. From the city of Raleigh’s press release: “The City of Raleigh has a long commitment to sustainability with a focus not only on environmental stewardship but also on economic strength and social equity,” said Mayor McFarlane. “The 4-STAR…

  • b corp clinic

    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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    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.

  • environmental impact

    FUTURE “MEGALOPOLIS” COULD STRETCH FROM RALEIGH TO ATLANTA, SAY NCSU RESEARCHERS

    August 25, 2014

    A team of NC State researchers believes we could see a seamless corridor of urban development between Atlanta and Raleigh. 

  • asheville

    COMMUNITY-LED SOLAR INITIATIVES SPREADING ACROSS STATE

    January 2, 2014

    Photo: Andreas Demmelbauer/creative commons There is a solar surge going on in NC right now, but most of that growth has been limited to large, utility-scale solar farm projects.  At least, so far.  New schemes are springing up in several cities across the state that seek to make solar affordable for ordinary citizens, including low income homeowners. Based on a grassroots model initially developed in Oregon, and supported by the Department of Energy,  Solarize Asheville has already been signing up would-be solar system owners and using their collective bargaining power to drive down costs. In November of last year, Raleigh city…

  • conservation

    CITY OF RALEIGH 2014: ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS

    December 10, 2013

    ‚Äč 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…

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