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Establishing a Wildlife Management Habitat at Your Company

In a slightly different role as a technical assistance provider, your IES is helping companies establish “Wildlife Management Habitats”. A Clayton, NC company set aside 74 acres to be managed as wildlife habitat which has been certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC).    IES provided a NC State University student intern from the Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences department to assist in meeting certification requirements...

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The Latest on Sustainability from Walmart

On March 28, Miranda Ballentine, Walmart’s Director of Sustainability, came to NC State University’s Centennial Campus to give an update on Walmart’s sustainability program.  The title of her talk was The Future of Sustainability - A Perspective from Walmart.  Attending the meeting were a number of Walmart suppliers, employees from all 3 triangle universities (Duke, UNC, and NCSU) and other manufacturers / organizations.  NC State’s Industrial Extension Service (IES) sponsored the program and provided a variety of campus tours and networking opportunities to the attendees.

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The Real Final Four – Gold, Silver, Platinum, and Palladium

What is a precious metal? To NC State employees (like me) – many metals could be considered precious (relative to my salary, ha ha ha). Wikipedia says its gold, silver, platinum and palladium. It also states that "other precious metals include the platinum group metals: ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, iridium, and platinum…” Now that’s a lot of iums.

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