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Steps to Health

This time of year is my favorite time of year. Why might you ask? Because I get to do …

Have a Healthy Holiday

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but we often get distracted by many of the events that …

From the Vine

Cold weather has finally moved in for 2017 and I’m not a fan. I prefer Spring and Summer, when …

Tips for Winter Immunity

The start of the holiday season is always a wonderful time of the year. As we get further into …

The Importance of Eating Broccoli

What is Broccoli and what are the health benefits? Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable which belongs to the Brassica genus of plants. …

Poultry by the Numbers

North Carolina is known for its large agricultural industry and the poultry industry plays a huge role within the …

Recent Publications related to Community

Organizing a Community Recycling Program

This publication outlines key elements that local governments should consider when planning, implementing, publicizing and …

Deconstruction: Giving Old Buildings New Lives

This factsheet summarizes the advantages and challenges of deconstructing old buildings and reusing the materials. …

Waste Reduction and Recycling for the Lodging Industry

This factsheet provides information on how hotels and motels can reduce waste and use recycling …

Before You Recycle, Choose to Reuse

This publication for individuals and groups describes how to reduce waste by reusing materials, including …

Managing Construction and Demolition Debris

Construction companies can follow state regulations as well as save money by reducing the amount …

Food Recovery and Waste Reduction

Increasingly, food service managers are choosing to recover and reuse food scraps and other organic …

A Low-Cost Plastic Bottle and Jug Baler

This publication shows how to build a simple, economical bale press and gives instructions on …

Figure 1. Food scraps for composting.

Composting at NC Residential and Summer Camps

Residential camps generate food scraps from meal preparation, plate scrapings, and leftover or spoiled food. …

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