My NC State Story: Tracy Dixon (MPA ’04, MNR ’04)
Alumna Tracy Dixon discusses how her dual-degree exploration allowed her to weave sustainability into the fabric of NC State.
Psychology Students Design Campus Composting Solution
As a project for a human factors psychology course, graduate students Jenna Darrah, Xing Huang and David Feltner researched, designed and tested a system to divert Talley Student Union’s estimated 34,000 pounds of annual paper towel waste from trash cans to compost bins.
Carlo Zanelli Leaves Sustainability Impact At Home, Abroad
Pursuing dual master's degrees in Economics and International Studies, Carlo Zanelli hopes to work in global development or as a foreign service officer after NC State. He's well on his way.
Student Combines Philanthropy, Sustainability for Campus Impact
Nearly 3,000 miles from his home in Orinda, Calif., business and international studies double-major Sam Shain is making unique contributions to a university culture of philanthropy. As the first-ever director of student philanthropy within Student Government’s Executive Board, he’s helping educate students about the importance of giving back in order to boost the university’s long-term sustainability.
Eco Apps: A Guide to Going Green
After spending the past four years researching how to increase public engagement through environmental communication, Eli Typhina believes one solution may lie in the palms of more and more people’s hands: mobile phones.
How Forecasting Water Reclamation Use Can Save Money, Water Resources
A changing climate and recent droughts in the South and West highlight the need to make the most of our limited water resources. One of the tools that can help the U.S. make efficient use of its water supplies is water reclamation — but utilities and water managers have sometimes struggled to deal with public perceptions of reclaimed water.
On Fisheries, Society and Sustainability
Massive ecological changes are transpiring in the World Ocean. Environmental sociologist Stefano Longo worries that turning ocean resources -- like fish -- into commodities has led to the depletion of fisheries and the development of environmentally suspect means of aquaculture. He's co-authored "The Tragedy of the Commodity: Oceans, Fisheries, and Aquaculture" to turn our attention to the issues we face in our relationship with the oceanic ecological system.