News & Events

  • Fourth annual National Pollinator Week held June 21-27, 2010

  • The next Electronics Recycling Day will be held Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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  • On June 22, Bev Perdue suited up for the first gubernatorial honey harvest in North Carolina history. The beehives were installed on the north lawn of the executive mansion in Raleigh last year after grounds supervisor Gerald Adams brought in bees to pollinate the gardens, and he has already noted a big difference. “The honeybee is not only North Carolina’s state insect, but also a crucial player in North Carolina agriculture. Their role in pollinating our crops is essential, and often overlooked by people who don’t know the important part they play,” said Gov. Perdue. “Having the bees here on the mansion grounds not only gives us a chance to boost our own fruit and vegetable production, but also serves as an education tool for the school groups and tours who visit the mansion regularly.” The group harvested nearly 12 gallons that afternoon, which will be bottled and used at the mansion, given as gifts from the governor and first gentleman, and donated to local food banks.

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  • From: http://www.pctonline.com/Bayer-CropScience-Hamon-Sustainability.aspx

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Dr. Nick Hamon was named as head of Sustainability for Bayer CropScience North America, effective Sept. 1. In his role, Hamon will focus on building a sustainability platform for the organization leveraging his most recent experience as the lead of sustainability for Bayer Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP.

    In addition to leading the global sustainable development initiative ‘Protecting Tomorrow Today’, he also managed a team of scientists dedicated to providing new products to the Professional and Consumer customers of Bayer Environmental Science.  Nick has more than 25 years experience in the agricultural chemical and environmental science industry, with broad exposure to all parts of the business managing teams, projects, processes and facilities, as well as operated in both the technical and business arenas.

  • On March 3, The Research Triangle Park will be hosting the Nissan LEAF Drive Electric Tour, inspiring new capabilities for green solutions with the first 100% electric, no gas, no tailpipe vehicle.

  • Environment@rtp, a committee of The Research Triangle Park’s Owners & Tenants Association, will host its fourteenth Electronics Recycling Day on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 for RTP employees to drop off unneeded household electronics for donation and/or recycling.

  • Environment@rtp, a committee of The Research Triangle Park’s Owners & Tenants Association, will host its fifteenth Electronics Recycling Day on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 for RTP employees to drop off unneeded household electronics for donation and/or recycling.

  • A new research program funded by the National Institutes of Health will explore the role that a changing climate has on human health. Led by NIH’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the program will research the risk factors that make people more vulnerable to heat exposure; changing weather patterns; changes in environmental exposures, such as air pollution and toxic chemicals; and the negative effects of climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts.

  • RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.—RTI International demonstrated Research Triangle Park's first electric charging station for consumer vehicles on its campus, earlier today.

    RTI recently installed two plug-in electric vehicle charging stations on its main campus for staff member use. The stations are available on the first level of the Building O9 parking deck, a building constructed to LEED Gold certification standards for high-performance green buildings. The charging station plug will fit most mass market plug-in electric vehicles.