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Volunteering in Response to Hurricane Maria

The following information regarding voluntary response to hurricane Maria was published in a recent FEMA press release located at https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2017/09/22/how-help-after-hurricane-maria. …

Hurricane Irma

Helping With a Disaster

When it comes to helping disaster victims and their communities recover, one of the best ways you can assist …

When Flooded Turn Around Don't Drown

Irma Still Packs a Punch

Hurricane Irma will spare North Carolina from a direct hit, but the storm’s impacts will still be felt all …

Storm Warning Flag

2017 Hurricane Season Begins Today

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season officially starts today on June 1st and runs through November. Tropical storm and hurricane …

SBA Disaster Loan Program Updates

[Updated October 22, 2016] The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering disaster assistance to residents of North Carolina affected by …

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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