What NC State is Doing.
Transportation is the largest generator of greenhouse gas emissions in California. Efficient transportation systems, encouraging alternatives to single occupancy vehicles, and reducing the miles that vehicles travel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, help conserve fuel and cut fuel costs, improve air quality, reduce traffic congestion and make streets safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users and motorists.
Well-planned communities with a balance of housing, jobs, shopping, schools and recreation can reduce the length and frequency of trips and give people the option of walking, biking, or using transit rather than driving. This results in lower greenhouse gas emissions and also promotes physical activity and more vibrant, healthy and sustainable communities.
Co-benefits of preserving open space and protecting local agriculture may include: Providing reliable and objective information helps inform residents about the causes, impacts and possible responses to climate change. Involving the community in the development of proposed sustainability policies and programs builds buy-in and awareness. Providing practical information that helps individuals reduce their greenhouse gas emissions empowers them to take action and make a difference.
Skip to main content Skip to site navigation. Overview May 28, Overview June 15, Overview June 16, Waste reduction and recycling activities also conserve natural resources. Pod October 25, Sustainability Framework for Special Districts Read more. Pod January 8, Pod March 24, Log in E-mail or username: Create new account Request new password. Energy Show Less Show More. Hit the switch when you leave an empty room. Lighting accounts for 15 percent of energy use.
Pull the plug to prevent electronics from using energy when not in use. Shut the sash of lab fume hoods, one of the biggest energy wasters on campus. Water Show Less Show More. Shorten your shower to save about 2.
Fix leaks fast to save gallons. Food Show Less Show More. Eat local food to support local farmers and reduce environmental costs of transporting food. Watch your waste since an estimated 40 percent of food in the United States is wasted. Mind the meat to reduce water, energy and land use costs associated with meat production. Travel Show Less Show More. Ride the Wolfline campus bus system for an efficient, quick trip around campus.
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