ECSU Makes Strides in Sustainability
April 22, 2010
The ECSU Center for Green Research and Evaluation combines the talents of Elizabeth City State University’s faculty to promote faculty and student grant-writing and research, effective academic programs, and the economic, environmental, and social health of northeastern North Carolina. The center functions as a contact point for both on-campus and off-campus research projects, with the expertise of interested faculty matched to the needs of specific projects.
North Carolina Green Economy Initiative
- The Center for Research and Evaluation currently focuses its efforts on the North Carolina Green Economy Initiative. This project will join existing public and private organizations in a unique partnership to stimulate economic development and job creation in the short-term, while laying the groundwork for sustained and sustainable green economic growth in the region in the long-term.
The project aims to increase the number of businesses producing or providing green-related goods and services in the region, the number of workers employed in those businesses, and increase consumer and business knowledge, interest in, and use of, Green-related goods and services. These goals will be achieved through a variety of methods, including extensive outreach activities, job and entrepreneurship training, and trade exhibitions.
Albemarle-Pamlico Conservation and Communities Collaborative
- ECSU is a member of the Albemarle-Pamlico Conservation and Communities Collaborative (AP3C) and has been hosting bi-annual meetings on campus. The AP3C’s mission is to develop approaches that integrate economic and ecological resilience for the region recognize the challenges presented by economic and social distress, climate change, population change, and increasing risks to public health and implement collaborative, sustainable solutions for regional well-being.