BSC Library Articles Tagged: Sustainable

  • living wage

    LOCAL, “EVERYBODY EATS” CAFE NAMED “BUSINESS OF THE YEAR”

    January 30, 2014

    Photo: Marc Chilton "Nobody turned away due to lack of money. Food is a human right. When Vimala cooks, everybody eats." This statement sits on a sign outside Vimala's Curry Blossom Cafe in downtown Chapel Hill. Taken by itself, this policy is a generous commitment to fighting hunger in the community. But it's just one aspect of Curry Blossom's good-for-the-world efforts which, when viewed as a whole, can be seen as a much broader vision of what a sustainable business might look like.  From a commitment to purchasing local, sustainably grown food through community education workshops to a policy to…

  • community

    ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE KEEPS AFRICAN AMERICAN LAND IN THE FAMILY

    February 1, 2015

    Though Roanoke Electric Cooperative’s (REC) primary mission is to provide members with safe, reliable and affordable electricity, it also aims to enhance the quality of life in the communities it serves. As we outlined in a previous article, the REC has a number of initiatives to empower members to invest in sustainability, and to help drive economic development in the seven counties where it operates. Since 2013, the cooperative has also taken an active role in helping prevent African American land loss through a sustainable forestry initiative. The initiative is a joint venture of the US Endowment for Forestry and…

  • business sustainability collaborative

    Jenkins MBA Students Take 3rd Place in Invest for Impact Competition

    April 25, 2017

    For the second year in a row, a team from the Jenkins MBA program participated in, and placed at the annual Invest for Impact Case Competition, hosted by UNC-Chapel Hill.

  • environmental impact

    Zoe B Organics offers baby toys that are better for babies and the planet

    August 10, 2014

    New parents can now get plastic-free toys from Wiston-Salem based Zoë b Organics

  • sustainable

    NC CLEAN TECH SUMMIT: FEB. 26, 2014

    January 13, 2014

    Arndt Solar Farm (6.4MW), Catawba County, NC - Photo: Strata Solar RTP is at the forefront of a truly smart electrical grid, but that's not the only thing the North Carolina economy has going for it in the search for a low carbon, sustainable future. The Research Triangle is also home to firms specializing in efficient water management, and efficient transportation, and companies across the state have been contributing to the push that has NC near the top of league tables for installed solar capacity last year. It's beginning to look like the clean tech sector has the potential to drive…

  • agriculture

    Farmers prepare for changing climate

    February 18, 2015

    Orchardist Guy Ames shared a story of not being prepared for a drought and having to use every container he had to haul water to his trees. The next year he invested in a farm cistern. Photo credit: Ames Orchard and Nursery Farmers, researchers and activists gathered in Pittsboro recently to discuss what climate change will mean for North Carolina’s agricultural producers. Abundance NC has hosted the Climate Adaptation Conference annually since 2013 in order to help farmers learn what types of climactic shifts they can expect, share practices that increase resiliency and connect to available resources. This year, Peter…

  • b corp clinic

    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.

  • sustainable

    COULD FALCONRY PROVIDE CHEMICAL-FREE BIRD CONTROL TO NC FARMERS?

    July 18, 2014

    Photo: tiarescot/CC-by-2.0 The North Carolina Falconers Guild will offer a falconry apprentice workshop on August 23rd at the Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education in Raleigh. Participants will learn about the laws governing ownership of raptors and will get an introduction to how to care for and train birds of prey. The workshop can serve as the first step towards obtaining a falconry license, however participants will still need to complete a two year apprenticeship with an experienced falconer before they can have their own bird. Falconry is often considered a time-consuming hobby, but in California, Oregon and Washington state,…

  • climate change

    EXPLORING LOCAL, SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS? MAKE A LOCAL FILM.

    January 8, 2014

    "When I'm making a film, I try to align the way it was produced with the subject matter it presents. So our production process was our version of a local supply chain." That's how award-winning film make Jesse Borkowski describes the production decisions that went into the making of Real Value, a new documentary film that explores how aggressively sustainable businesses in North Carolina are stepping up to the challenges of climate change and resource depletion.  Focused more on solutions than problems, Burkowski says the idea behind Real Value is to tap into the real, human stories behind the challenges…

  • local food

    Is the Piedmont ready for rabbit?

    March 1, 2015

    Pastured rabbits at Polyface Farm in Virginia. Photo credit: Jessica Reeder Rabbit is a popular menu items at many local food restaurants in the Piedmont, but a lack of local certified processing facilities prevents farmers from meeting the demand locally. Rabbit raisers, like Mary DeMare and Dan Shields of Fatty Owl Farm, can sell their farm-processed meat directly to customers, but not to anyone who will re-sell it, like restaurants, catering companies or food trucks. Chefs wanting to include North Carolina rabbit on their menu must purchase it from a North Carolina Department of Agriculture (NCDA) certified processing facility in…

  • cooperative

    COOPERATIVE GROCERY STORE TO OPEN IN DURHAM

    July 7, 2014

    Image: Durham Co-op Market Durham’s already thriving food scene will soon add a grocery co-op, with shelves stocked full of locally grown and produced goods. When the Durham Co-op Market (formerly known as Durham Central Market) opens its doors in early 2015, it will be the realization of a dream that began more than half a decade ago. Thanks to the work of the Board of Directors, over 1000 community owners and a partnership with Self-Help Ventures, the market was able to sign a long-term lease on a property near the Chapel Hill Street exit of the Durham Freeway last…

  • sustainable

    TINY HOUSE CONFERENCE PROMOTES LIVING LARGE IN SMALL SPACES

    December 18, 2013

    UNCC's net-zero energy solar home has won awards and captured imaginations about what buildings of the future might look like. Green building is not just about cutting edge technology, however. Intelligent use of space and materials is just as important. After all, the smaller a living space is, the less it takes to heat, cool and light it; the fewer resources it takes to build; and the less "stuff" you're able to fill it up with too.  For some, the concept might sound restrictive. For others, however, they argue that it is extremely liberating to cut both their housing costs and…

  • agriculture

    The Piedmont Farm Tour turns 20

    April 20, 2015

    John Dorsey, Cecilia Redding, and Matt Ball of Down 2 Earth Farms. Photo credit: Anna Kirby Photography. Next weekend, on April 25 and 26, forty local farms will open their gates to thousands of visitors on an annual pilgrimage. This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Piedmont Farm Tour, an opportunity for local eaters to seek a deeper connection to the people and land that sustain them. The farm-to-table movement: 20 years of growth Much has changed since 1996, when Betsy Hitt of Peregrine Farm first suggested the farm tour as a fundraising idea for the Carolina Farm Stewardship…

  • agriculture

    CAN NC’S STRAWBERRY INDUSTRY PROTECT SOIL HEALTH?

    June 30, 2014

    Photo: huangjiahui/creative commons When local farming pioneer John Vollmer passed away recently, he was remembered not just for championing organic agriculture. Having been an agricultural chemical seller for many years, Vollmer was at least as influential in encouraging conventional growers to reconsider the role of soil health on their farms. It seems likely that Vollmer would approve of a study being conducted by NC State University researchers Amanda McWhirt, Michelle Schroeder-Moreno, Gina Fernandez, Hannah Burrack and Yasmin Cardoza. The study explores ways that all NC strawberry growers can help maintain soil health, reduce chemical use, and become more economically sustainable…

  • carbon sequestration

    GREEN ROOF INDUSTRY PUTS DOWN ROOTS IN DOWNTOWN DURHAM

    December 4, 2013

    The First Green Roof in Downtown Durham’s Historic District Photo: Xero Flor America Green roofs are an increasingly popular feature on new sustainably designed and built structures - managing storm water, reducing air conditioning needs and promoting biodiversity in the process. Because of the additional weight, putting a green roof on an existing building, however, can be challenging - especially in a designated historic district. This is where “extensive” green roofs come into the picture. “Extensive” green roofs typically range from 2 to 6 inches in depth, and are relatively light weight, making them a possible option on retrofits without significant…

  • farm to table

    Chopped produce initiative brings greens from farm to school

    June 22, 2015

    Collards and cabbages from farms in Warren County are finding their way back into nearby school cafeterias, thanks to Working Landscape’s Chopped Produce Initiative. The initiative purchases greens from three local farmers, chops them in their certified processing facility and delivers them to customers’ cafeterias.

  • durham

    ONLINE SUSTAINABLE GROCERY SERVICE LAUNCHES IN DURHAM

    June 10, 2014

    Photo: Relay Foods/screen capture Western North Carolina is not the only place with a strong local food scene. The Triangle area has also become known for its farmers' markets, farm tours and farm-to-table restaurants and cafes. Now a new grocery service aims to build on that culture, offering online grocery shopping with a strong focus on local, organic and sustainably produced goods.  Originally launched in Charlottesville, Virginia, Relay Foods now serves five regional markets including Richmond, Baltimore and Washington DC. Zach Buckner, CEO and Founder of Relay Foods, told Charlottesville Newsplex that the decision to come to Durham was based on…

  • innovation

    A GREEN-BUILT MCDONALD’S SHIFTS THE FAST FOOD PARADIGM

    November 26, 2013

    North Carolina students are already leading the way with sustainable design. Perhaps more surprisingly, so is a North Carolina McDonald’s. QSR Magazine recently ran an article highlighting the effort put forth by Ric Richards designing a McDonald’s in a way that “treats the Earth well.” The freshly redesigned location is aiming for 43 to 44 LEED credits, enough to reach a LEED Gold rating. Key sustainable elements include: ·       Demolition of the old structure resulted in 99.1% of material being reused or recycled ·       An on-site solar canopy generating 7.5% of the restaurant's energy ·       92% of the building is…

  • sustainable

    Natural gas beats coal in NC electricity mix for first time ever

    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…

  • certification

    ALLIANCE PROMOTES SUSTAINABLE USE OF NC’S WILD HERBS AND NATURAL PRODUCTS

    June 4, 2014

    Photo: NC Natural Products Association The mountains of North Carolina are rich with biodiversity, including many plants with valuable medicinal properties. Though resourceful residents have made use of these herbs for centuries, these plants are now becoming an important part of the economy in the mountainous region of the state, thanks to recent efforts by the Natural Products Alliance of North Carolina. The North Carolina Natural Products Association (NCNPA) has worked for over a decade to establish North Carolina as a key global supplier of premium-quality raw materials and plant-based value added products. These projects gained momentum in 2011 when…

  • environment

    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…

  • charlotte

    Campaign calls for solar schools in Durham and Charlotte

    August 20, 2015

    A Greenpeace-backed campaign, Repower Our Schools, is asking Durham and Charlotte school districts to go solar. 

  • certification

    GREENSBORO TEXTILE COMPANY RESCUES MILLIONS OF BOTTLES FROM LANDFILL

    May 12, 2014

    Image: REPREVE Greensboro-based Unifi is helping to green America’s textile industry. At the company’s REPREVE Recycling Center in Yadkinville, materials that otherwise might have ended up in a landfill are spun into high quality polyester and nylon yarn. Millions of used plastic bottles arrive at the factory each year to be washed and broken down into polymer chips. Unifi and its partners in the textile industry use these chips in the production of synthetic fibers. Recycling scrap fibers Unifi is also working with other textile manufacturers to recycle scrap fibers and yarns. In garment manufacturing, 8-15% of fabric typically ends…

  • clean energy

    RACE CAR DRIVERS RUB SHOULDERS WITH SOLAR PIONEERS: MAKING ENERGY WORK 2013

    November 14, 2013

    Race car driver and environmental activist Leilany Münter stands next to her Tesla Model S Photo: NCSEA It's not often you hear of race car drivers, utility executives, solar installers, bankers and politicians (from both sides of the aisle) gathering to discuss the future of clean energy. But that's exactly what happened at the NC Sustainable Energy Association's annual conference in Raleigh - entitled Making Energy Work.  Present throughout the conversations and presentations at the conference was a very real, tangible sense that the clean energy industry - and the energy sector as a whole - is on the cusp…

  • business

    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…

  • renewable energy

    HOW MUCH MONEY CAN NC HOMEOWNERS SAVE BY GOING SOLAR?

    May 7, 2014

    Image: NC Solar Center Utility-scale solar may be taking off in North Carolina but, so far, distributed residential installations are nowhere near as commonplace as in other parts of the country due, in part, to less favorable economic incentives. There are, however, several incentive programs available to Duke Energy customers, and choosing which one best fits each household can be a challenge. The North Carolina Solar Center—a public service center in the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University—has now published a report to help North Carolinians understand the costs and savings associated with installing solar panels on private residences. The guide walks readers…

  • community

    FROM VACANT BUILDING TO ENERGY EFFICIENT CHARTER SCHOOL

    November 12, 2013

    Photo: Self-Help The historic YE Smith school building in East Durham was not much to look at when Self-Help first acquired it. Having served as the area’s main public school until 1967, when it was replaced by the current YE Smith elementary school, it subsequently housed services for students with disabilities. It sat vacant for several years, after a proposed apartment project failed to come to fruition. By the time of Self-Help's purchase, it was in need of complete repair.  That repair, however, has been dramatic.  The newly rennovated building, which will now house the relocated Maureen Joy Charter School,…

  • b corporation

    NC State Lulu eGames Launches New Sustainable Business Track

    July 18, 2016

    By Anna Rzewnicki and Iman Usmani The Lulu eGames, held each spring at NC State to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation, offered a new category this year: the B Corp Champions…

  • agriculture

    CAN CITY FARMS AND DEVELOPERS LEARN TO COEXIST?

    April 30, 2014

    Image: Raleigh City Farm/website screen capture From community garden to growers cooperative Raleigh City Farm started in 2010, when a group of people passionate about urban farming came together to figure out how to create a farm in downtown Raleigh. In Spring of 2012, they gained access to a highly visible, one acre lot on the corner of Blount and Franklin St. and established Raleigh City Farm (RCF) as a non-profit. Beginning as an all-volunteer organization, Raleigh City Farm managed to grow thousands of pounds of organic produce, much of which was donated to local food banks. Although allowing community-supporters…

  • 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…

  • business

    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…

  • agriculture

    How sheep farming can help maintain solar farms

    April 23, 2014

    Photo: Sun-Raised Farms, screen shot The solar industry is growing rapidly in North Carolina, thanks in large part to the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards law, which requires utilities to source 3% of their energy from renewable sources this year, increasing to 12.5% by 2021. Some people have raised concerns that renewable energy generation could crowd out agricultural uses of land. But NC-based Sun-Raised Farms has a potential solution: Let hungry sheep mow the fields. Chad and Jodi Ray started using sheep to maintain one of O2 Energies’ solar fields in Bunn, NC in 2011. They managed to lower O2 Energies’…

  • clean energy

    MAKING ENERGY WORK: WHAT’S THE FUTURE OF ENERGY IN NORTH CAROLINA?

    October 22, 2013

    From North Carolina's role in pioneering smart grid technology through a dramatic growth in utility scale solar power to a rapid proliferation of electric vehicle infrastructure - there are dramatic changes going on in how energy is produced and consumed in North Carolina. These changes reflect trends that are happening across the Globe, but how they play out in our region will depend on a broad range of factors from the legislative to the economic to the technological.  Lowell Sachs, Communication Director at NC Sustainable Energy Association, believes these trends will only accelerate. As his organization prepares for its annual conference,…

  • b corp clinic

    BSC Director Jessica Thomas Recognized for her Commitment to Teaching “Business as a Force for Good”

    November 2, 2016

    Thomas was awarded the Bill Clark Award which recognizes an individual outside of a certified B Corp who has done the most to support the global B Corp Community.

  • 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,…

  • b corp clinic

    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…

  • environmental impact

    COULD SUSTAINABLE OYSTER FARMING REVIVE NC ECONOMIES, COMMUNITIES AND COASTAL WATERS?

    April 16, 2014

    Photo: Alpha/creative commons Oysters are an integral part coastal ecosystems, and were once a major industry in North Carolina. Today, oyster harvests are a fraction of what they were at the start of the 20th century, due in large part to dwindling wild populations. Over-harvesting, loss of habitat and pollution all contributed to a 50-90% decrease in the number of oysters in North Carolina waters. A dedicated group of fisherman and researchers believe that oyster farming could help turn the tide, bringing ecological and economic benefits to our coasts. Oysters raised in bags and cages can be harvested year round,…

  • sustainable

    CARRBORO BECOMES THIRD BEE CITY USA

    October 16, 2014

    Photo: wolfpix/CC-by-nd-2.0 Carrboro, North Carolina, has long had policies that promote pollinator health. From its Least Toxic Integrated Pest Management policy adopted in 1999, through using native plants in municipal landscaping to celebrating local food and supporting local farmers, these innovations have helped brand the town as a center for sustainability and community-focused environmental action. Now community leaders are opening a new front in this effort, with the Carrboro Board of Alderman voting unanimously October 7 to become the third Bee City USA community. According to an article in the Daily Tar Heel, much of the focus will be on…

  • north carolina

    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.

  • innovation

    FORUM EXPLORES CHINA’S CLEANTECH OPPORTUNITIES

    March 24, 2014

    Photo: mckaysavage/creative commons Chinese Premier Li Keqiang recently declared a "war on pollution" in an effort to bring China's now notorious air-quality issues under control. While some have questioned the implications of such an effort for China's economic growth targets, others are pointing to the massive investment opportunities represented by renewable energy, energy efficiency and other cleantech.  With the Triangle positioning itself as a hub for cleantech, there's little doubt that China's energy and cleantech landscape will have a direct impact on the North Carolina economy.  That's why the 2014 EDGE Forum, being held at Duke University this Wednesday (March…

  • asheville

    ASHEVILLE TO HOST MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

    December 11, 2014

    Credit: Mother Earth News Fair For a second year, Asheville will host the Mother Earth News Fair in 2015.  Tickets are now available for the April 11-12 event, which will feature more than 150 workshops on sustainable and self-sufficient living. The fair, taking place in five locations across the country next year, will offer sessions on organic gardening and food preservation, natural health, renewable energy, and other aspects of rural and urban homesteading. The “Original Guide to Living Wisely,” Mother Earth News has provided practical guidance for simple living since the back-to-the-land movement of the 1970s. The publication, which recently…

  • 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.

  • certification

    GREENING THE SUPPLY CHAIN: TARBORO ELECTRONICS PLANT RECOGNIZED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE

    February 24, 2014

    From Wal-Mart through Ikea to Nissan, global consumer brands have begun to take sustainability and environmental responsibility extremely seriously. That's one of the reasons why North Carolina has seen an unprecedented solar boom in the last year, with businesses like Apple investing in multi-megawatt solar farms.  What's less often talked about is that this focus is working its way up the supply chain, as suppliers are being increasingly rewarded for improving their performance too.  That's the case with Keihin Carolina System Technology (KCST), an electronics manufacturer based in Tarboro, NC. Already recognized by Honda (their customer) and NC DENR for their…

  • climate change

    3RD ANNUAL CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION CONFERENCE COMING TO PITTSBORO

    January 12, 2015

    On Friday, February 6th, Abundance NC will host the third annual Climate Change Adaptation Conference for Farmers at Central Carolina Community College in Pittbsboro. The conference will bring together farmers, homesteaders, activists, researchers and policy makers to discuss the effects that climate change and peak oil will have on the Carolina Piedmont, and share strategies to make our region more resilient. Peter Bane, author of the Permaculture Handbook and editor of Permaculture Activist magazine, will offer the keynote. Bane is a suburban farmer and homesteader, producing an abundance of food on seven-tenths of an acre just outside of Bloomington, Indiana.…

  • 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.

  • locally sourced

    BUILD LOCAL: IN SEARCH OF BIOREGIONAL CONSTRUCTION

    February 3, 2014

    Photo: DIG Southeast Conversations about green building often focus on building performance – energy use, water use, comfort. Increasingly, however, the industry is also beginning to focus on the embodied energy, resource use and waste involved in the actual construction of a building. One company – DIG Southeast – is well placed to capitalize on this shift, producing “bricks” (technically Compressed Earth Blocks) that are local, biodegradable and have a low embodied energy. They are the product of a vision brought to life by Jeff Gannon of Green Door Design/Build in Pittsboro, North Carolina.  "The thing I love about CEB…

  • business

    NC BRINGS HOME NINE GOOD FOOD AWARDS

    January 14, 2015

    Photo: Good Food Awards Eight North Carolinian food producers received national recognition for their outstanding products at the 2015 Good Food Awards. The Good Food Awards take place at the beginning of each year to honor those producers making food that is simultaneously delicious and socially and ecologically responsible. Out of 1,462 entrants, 14 different North Carolina products made it into the final round and nine were awarded the top honor. Hillsborough-based Farmer’s Daughter Pickles and Preserves managed to snag two separate awards, one for their Sweet Corn & Pepper Relish and one for their Strawberry-Honeysuckle Jam. Two Chicks Farm,…

  • agriculture

    NC State Students Study Fair Trade Cacao Production During ASB in Belize

    March 26, 2017

    At the heart of service learning projects like the Alternative Service Break at NC State, students gain real-world experience and help address social justice issues. Learn about a recent student trip to Belize through the eyes of Sofia Abdo, BSC Associate.

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