A greener world begins with a greener campus.

Putting Ideas Into Action

  • A unique partnership led to the creation of the state’s second-largest experimental solar power generation station at NC State. The university is committed to helping the state reach its new alternative fuel standards. | MORE
  • The Coastal Wind Initiative aims to increase the use of wind power as an energy source in North Carolina, especially in the eastern part of the state where wind energy can boost efficiencies in rural communities and on family farms. | MORE
  • The university is accepting applications for $625,000 in federal transportation funds to support emission-reduction projects such as the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles, installation of infrastructure for cleaner burning alternative fuels and the retrofitting of older diesel vehicles. | MORE
  • The Tree Improvement Program works to increase forest productivity by genetically manipulating the loblolly pine population. Since the 1950’s, the NC State program has reforested 17 million acres with 94 million enhanced pine seedlings. | MORE
  • NC State has been a virtual fountain of water conservation, cutting consumption by nearly a third, or 262 million gallons. More savings are on tap in 2008 as NC State students challenge their UNC-Chapel Hill counterparts to a conservation duel. | MORE
  • A challenge to NC State students, faculty, and staff to save 15 cents worth of energy and water every day on campus. If the 35,000 people on campus saved this little bit of energy and water, NCSU could save more than one million dollars over a year. | MORE