Sustainability http://wunc.org en Durham Cuts 4 Jobs From Solid Waste Department http://wunc.org/post/durham-cuts-4-jobs-solid-waste-department <p></p><p>Durham's <a href="http://durhamnc.gov/ich/op/swmd/Pages/Home.aspx">Solid Waste Department</a> is cutting four jobs to make up for a $1.1 million budget shortfall.</p><p></p><p>Director Donald Long said his department is very expensive to run. Its $16 million budget is about the same size as last year, and Long said one of the only places to cut costs is personnel.</p><p></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:00:43 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 37552 at http://wunc.org Durham Cuts 4 Jobs From Solid Waste Department Meet Daniel Vermeer http://wunc.org/post/meet-daniel-vermeer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><font face="Arial,sans-serif" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">When he graduated from college, <a href="http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/edge/about/staff/staff/dan_vermeer/">Daniel Vermeer</a> did not want a job. He wanted only to wander through Asia and continue learning about world religions. But his adventures led him to some unexpected destinations, including corporate America. He led water sustainability projects for Coca-Cola and advised Fortune 50 companies on their water policies.&nbsp;</span></font></p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:32:06 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 31423 at http://wunc.org Meet Daniel Vermeer Documentarians Track The Trail Of Trash http://wunc.org/post/documentarians-track-trail-trash <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the </span>1950s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the Keep America Beautiful campaign encouraged Americans to stop littering and simply throw away their trash.</span></p><p><span>But where exactly is that "away"? Once we toss something into a garbage or recycling bin, it leaves our lives, but where does it go? </span></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:14:11 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 20759 at http://wunc.org Documentarians Track The Trail Of Trash Film Travels The Country Exploring Sustainable Community http://wunc.org/post/film-travels-country-exploring-sustainable-community <p></p><p><span style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">The words "sustainable" and "community" have quickly become buzz words in our society. But filmmaker Derek Alan Rowe wanted to know what it really meant to live sustainably. </span> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:22:02 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 19597 at http://wunc.org Film Travels The Country Exploring Sustainable Community African Visitors Tour Raleigh's 'Green' Transformation http://wunc.org/post/african-visitors-tour-raleighs-green-transformation <p></p><p></p><p>For years, Raleigh has worked hard to transform itself into a city of environmental sustainability and innovation.&nbsp; The capital city even created an Office of Sustainability and has been recognized nationally as a leader in the field.</p><p>A group of visitors from several countries in Africa are on a three week tour of the United States and stopped by Raleigh to see some of the city’s “green” transformation first-hand.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 11:37:16 +0000 Leoneda Inge 17641 at http://wunc.org African Visitors Tour Raleigh's 'Green' Transformation A New App Challenges Wake Tech To Be More Sustainable http://wunc.org/post/new-app-challenges-wake-tech-be-more-sustainable <p>Wake Tech Community College is backing up its commitment to sustainability with the launch of a new partnership with JouleBug, a mobile app customized for its students. The free <a href="http://joulebug.com/">JouleBug app</a> was created in Raleigh and gives users points, pins, and rewards for making sustainable choices – like taking shorter showers, recycling, or eating on campus to reduce vehicle emissions.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:24:30 +0000 Catherine Brand 14114 at http://wunc.org A New App Challenges Wake Tech To Be More Sustainable Conference Explores North Carolina’s Energy Future http://wunc.org/post/conference-explores-north-carolina-s-energy-future <p>North Carolina companies are in the midst of a sustainable energy boom. Solar farms have bloomed, wind farms could be on their way, and local entrepreneurs are experimenting with biofuels and solar power. But cheap natural gas and new legislation could slow sustainable energy growth.</p><p>Experts are discussing these advancements at the North Carolina Department of Commerce's <a href="http://www.sustainable-energy-conference.org/">10th Annual Sustainable Energy Conference</a> in Raleigh today. Keynote speaker <a href="http://www.spp.gatech.edu/aboutus/faculty/MarilynBrown">Marilyn Brown</a> is a professor from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She said today on <em>The State of Things</em> that many people are looking to fracking for natural gas to solve our energy needs. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 16:24:12 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Frank Stasio 13774 at http://wunc.org Conference Explores North Carolina’s Energy Future Raleigh Recognized for Green-ness http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-recognized-green-ness <p>Raleigh has been named the winner in a national sustainability contest. The city took the top prize in the Siemens Sustainable Community Awards in the mid-size community category.</p> Thu, 14 Apr 2011 09:05:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 9031 at http://wunc.org