Sustainability Archives

Mason Muskett, an ECU 2022 graduate, sorts through clothes at My Sister’s Closet. The boutique uses its proceeds to support Greenville's Center for Family Violence Prevention.
Aug 24, 2022
  • Ronnie Woodward


Dr. Runying Chen hasn’t bought brand-new clothing in a couple of years. She does love to shop, however, but prefers to do it at the upscale resale boutique My Sister’s...

Aug 08, 2022
  • Lacey L. Gray


East Carolina University’s Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences will launch the 16th season of its Voyages of Discovery Series this fall, featuring three experts who will address the topics of...

Chad Carwein, university sustainability manager, supervises while Julia Florack works with a bee hive frame.
Apr 22, 2022
  • Jules Norwood


East Carolina University and its student environmental organizations celebrated Earth Day with a full week of events, kicking off with a honey extraction demonstration and wrapping up with a farm...

Apr 11, 2022
  • Ronnie Woodward

Transition to updated accessible icon begins on main campus

The Hildreth family’s roots were in Reading, Mass., for decades until 2012, when a move to New Bern made eastern North Carolina home. A significant part of that process was...

Mar 30, 2022
  • Lacey L. Gray

ECU’s Voyages of Discovery Series features distinguished teaching professor of environmental biology

East Carolina University’s Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences wraps up the 15th season of its signature Voyages of Discovery Series at 7 p.m. April 14 with a free,...

Mar 21, 2022
  • Ken Buday

ECU team publishes research on use of recycled masks in asphalt

While some may see trash, others see opportunity. “You want to fully utilize any waste. It’s not waste. It can be a resource,” said Dr. George Wang, chair of East...

Mar 08, 2022
  • Ken Buday

ECU engineering students install equipment in support of environmental research

Engineers are always learning — even if that learning takes place on a warm afternoon in the middle of a field. A group of engineering students at East Carolina University...

Feb 17, 2022
  • Ronnie Woodward

HHP Film Festival sparks insightful reactions, conversations

In an emotional and purposeful public service announcement that lasts only 6 minutes and 43 seconds, Greenville filmmaker Deborah Sheppard strings together scenes that can spark hours of conversation. The...

Jan 07, 2022
  • Lacey L. Gray


East Carolina University faculty and students in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences are telling the stories of Princeville, N.C. — the oldest incorporated African American town in...

Nov 05, 2021
  • Crystal Baity

Purple and gold goes green

East Carolina University has again been named one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to the Princeton Review. The education services company recently named ECU one of 420...