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May 21, 2015

Raleigh recognized as four STAR community

In April, Raleigh became the first community in North Carolina to achieve certification through the national STAR Community Rating System. Raleigh received four out of five possible stars, thanks to its commitment to sustainability, its strong local economy and its thriving art scene. 

Apr 15, 2015

Sydney Swain on path toward her goal: improving sustainability in global supply chains

It’s been an eventful week for Sydney Swain, a junior in NC State’s Poole College of Management. On March 11, she learned that she had been awarded a John Philip Couch… 

Apr 15, 2015

NCEast Alliance celebrates sustainabile manufacturing practices

On March 26, NCEast Alliance hosted the “Sustainability in Manufacturing” conference in Wilson, N.C. The conference brought together representatives from three manufacturing companies with plants in eastern NC to discuss sustainability initiatives and share best practices. 

Mar 31, 2015

Bringing It Home conference looks to strengthen NC’s local economies

On March 18th, close to two hundred people gathered at Asheville-Bumcombe Technical Community College to discuss strategies for strengthening local economies. The inaugural Bringing It Home conference brought together new economic pioneers from across North Carolina to share promising initiatives and models that are helping keep money circulating locally. 

Mar 19, 2015

How will fiber broadband impact sustainability?

Google has joined a growing list of companies that plan to offer fiber services in North Carolina. What will faster, cheaper, ubiquitous broadband mean for sustainability? 

Dec 30, 2014

ASHEVILLE’S GREEN BUSINESS SCENE PROFILED BY FORBES

A slew of new initiatives is promoting green-minded investment in Asheville, North Carolina. 

Nov 4, 2014

CHAPEL HILL/CARRBORO SCHOOLS DIVERT 32,940 POUNDS OF TRASH FROM LANDFILL

A sustainability coordinator is leading efforts to save money and reduce the environmental impact of schools in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. 

Oct 14, 2014

CARRBORO BECOMES THIRD BEE CITY USA

The town-wide effort aims to build on Carrboro's existing bee-friendly policies, promoting pollinator conservation. 

Sep 25, 2014

OLD, POLLUTED DYE FACTORY BECOMES ECO-INDUSTRIAL PARK

From superfund site to a hub for clean energy and sustainable business, Charlotte's ReVenture Park is rethinking the role of industry. 

Sep 18, 2014

RALEIGH TO HOST SOUTHEAST ALTERNATIVE FUELS CONFERENCE

Electric cars, natural gas boats, biodiesel and more at this years; Southeast Alternative Fuels Conference.