WCU continues to grow as one of the leading NC universities in sustainability

Story was co-written/ produced with Matt Ober.  What do hog farms, biofuels, recycling bins, and Energy Star certifications have in common? They’re all a part of the sustainability efforts on the WCU campus. Environmental sustainability is the ability for resources to be sustained or supported. By becoming a sustainable campus, students and faculty at WCU... Continue Reading →


Asheville proves recycling doesn’t have to be difficult

Have you ever tried to figure out where to recycle your old cell phone only to give up and just throw it in the trash? Greenworks in Asheville found a solution to make recycling hard items easier for their citizens and those from surrounding areas. Hard 2 Recycle, which is now 11 years old, is... Continue Reading →

Native nations rise in Washington, D.C.

The month of March was a busy one for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. From March 7 to 10, Native tribes from all across the nation gathered in Washington, D.C. in protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The first three days of the movement involved Native leaders and allies lobbying in national buildings around the nation's... Continue Reading →

Reduce, reuse… now what?

This story was co-written with Jessica Wooten.  Every year, according to a 2015 study, North Carolinians throw away 23.6 billion pounds of trash. That is enough trash to circle the earth twice.   It isn't spite that makes NC residents throw away their recyclables, but ignorance. Ipsos, a market research company, performed a study in 2011 during... Continue Reading →

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