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Changing the Shape of the Textile Industry

June 17, 2022

When it comes to clothes, the switch from a linear to circular life cycle is crucial to the future of our planet. By Ryan Morris CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Marketing for the fashion and textile industries often encourages constant consumerism. … Continued

Alternative Protein Market Faces Infrastructure Challenges

May 26, 2022

Producers find the lack of production facilities outfitted for meat replacement products prevents an efficient path from product design to market sales. By Katherine Mackinnon CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – As demand for plant-based protein products continues to increase, the lack … Continued

What is Green Finance and Why it Matters

January 24, 2022

Green Financing, as defined by the UN Environment Programme, “is to increase the level of financial flows (from banking, micro-credit, insurance, and investment) from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to sustainable development priorities” (UNEP). Green Finance for many years … Continued

Connecting the Community to Culture through Black Cotton

July 14, 2020

Julius Tillery is making cotton farming cool.  As a fifth-generation cotton farmer, Julius Tillery wanted to take his family’s farm and turn it into a trendy, sustainable business.  His idea? Growing cotton for the purpose of art and decor.  “We … Continued

Student Innovation: An Award-winning Idea

May 5, 2020

On February 20th, 2020, seniors Olivia Corriere and Zach Walker found themselves on a stage holding a check for $10,000. It all came out of an innovative idea to allow individuals to offset their carbon footprint created from various purchases, … Continued