Sustainability Archives

Behzad Zeinolabedini, an East Carolina University engineering graduate student, interned with LS Cable & System USA as part of a unique pollution prevention program through ECU's Center for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering.
Sep 18, 2023
  • Ken Buday


At a large manufacturing plant outside the small town of Tarboro, East Carolina University student Behzad Zeinolabedini looks toward the ceiling. Amid the spooling strands of copper wire that will...

Banner Wetland
Jun 22, 2023
  • Ken Buday


Dressed in a neon orange vest and hard hat, East Carolina University engineering student Ariel Lineberger grabs a shovel, spreading gravel that will be the base of a pool in...

The East Carolina University student-led Apparel and Interior Merchandising Organization's Recycle the Runway featured more than 40 models in pieces from student designers and textile design students.
Apr 26, 2023
  • Hannah Eccleston


Secondhand fashion got its chance in the spotlight when East Carolina University’s Apparel and Interior Merchandising Organization (AIMO) hosted its 19th annual fashion show on April 18. This year's show,...

Apr 25, 2023
  • Kristen Martin

Honors students promote fashion sustainability with creation of pop-up thrift shop

A group of Honors College students sought to make fashion more sustainable by creating a pop-up thrift shop on East Carolina University’s campus. “Our group was brought together by a...

Apr 14, 2023
  • Jules Norwood

Earth Week activities celebrate sustainability

Earth Day is April 22, but East Carolina University students and sustainability organizations will celebrate with a full week of events beginning with the Earth Day of Service on Saturday,...

Apr 04, 2023
  • ECU News Services

ECU recognized for sustainability achievements

East Carolina University has earned a STARS Silver rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the sustainability...

Feb 27, 2023
  • Jules Norwood

Bike Repair Clinic offers tuneups, inspections

In partnership with East Carolina University Parking and Transportation, ECU Sustainability has resumed operation of its weekly Bike Repair Clinic, offered Wednesdays from 2-6 p.m. outside the Main Campus Student...

Nov 11, 2022
  • Ken Buday

Engineering student is lone undergraduate to receive national AWRA scholarship

East Carolina University engineering student Ariel Lineberger has received the 2022 American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Scholarship. The association awarded just three of the scholarships in...

East Carolina University researchers are at the forefront of efforts to better understand the interactions between coastal ecosystems, communities and storm impacts.
Nov 03, 2022
  • Jules Norwood


Along the coast of North Carolina and around the world, there is a delicate and dynamic balance between coastal ecosystems and communities. East Carolina University researchers are at the forefront...

Sep 21, 2022
  • Ken Buday

Solar demonstration, seminar part of ECU’s Pollution Prevention Week

East Carolina University is marking Pollution Prevention Week with a number of activities on campus. “This is a national week, and we are one of many universities celebrating,” said Dr....