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Tag: sustainability

Oct 19, 2020

Your Next Halloween Mask Could Be Made from Trees

NC State researchers are working to create more sustainable, inexpensive masks for Halloween. 

a small farm in the mountains of Colombia

Oct 15, 2020

Sustainable Fibers Provide Economic Support for Vulnerable Communities in Colombia

A research initiative exploring the use of fique fiber residues for tissue paper production is providing jobs for Colombian farmers. 

A picture of industrial hemp growing in a field

Sep 18, 2020

Industrial Hemp: A More Sustainable Option for the Hygiene Industry

Researchers at NC State’s College of Natural Resources are using industrial hemp to develop tissue paper and other pro 

Matthew holds beaker in lab

Jul 27, 2020

Exploring Sustainable Air Travel With Jet Fuel From Trees

Researchers in NC State’s Department of Forest Biomaterials are working to make jet fuel from a renewable resource: trees. 

shown is a green house, part of the green industry

Jun 29, 2020

Green Industries Create Stronger Economy in North Carolina

Green industries play a vital role in North Carolina, contributing approximately $134.9 billion to the state’s economy in 2019 and supporting more than 900,000 jobs. 

Matthew poses outside with NC State hoodie

May 28, 2020

Graduation to Vocation: Developing Testing Standards for Sustainable Materials

College of Natural Resources graduate Matthew Byington's passion is sustainability and sustainable materials. Read more about his journey. 

Dylan poses in outdoors

May 6, 2020

Graduation to Vocation: Developing Sustainable Technologies

College of Natural Resources graduate Dylan Brown's passion is developing sustainable technologies. Read more about his journey. 

5 Ways to Stay Sustainable at Home, College of Natural Resources, Water tap courtesy Luis Tosta (UpSplash), feature

Apr 21, 2020

Five Ways to Stay Sustainable at Home

As more people stay home due to the global COVID-19 outbreak, we've compiled a list of sustainable practices that can have a big impact on our planet. 

Bruno Ferreira

Apr 9, 2020

NC State Alum Shows That Videos Can Promote Farm Tourism

Bruno Ferreira, who earned his Ph.D. last fall in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, has developed a series of videos to raise awareness about the farmers behind some of the state’s most popular chefs. 

Electron microscope image of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Mar 30, 2020

Antimicrobial Tissue Paper Could Help Fight the Spread of COVID-19 and Other Infectious Diseases

NC State researchers have developed a new tool that could someday help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases: antimicrobial tissue paper.