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Project Descriptions

envision-charlotte.20130103The MASus program will partner with Envision Charlotte on a project that will explore and define the impact that individual behavior in the workplace has on conservation of energy and water, reduction of the waste stream to landfill, and improvement of air quality. This project will assist Envision Charlotte to frame its approach to drive maximum and lasting change while providing benefit to the economy.

CCOG_wht_name_shdw-e1329164693755Students in the MASus program will have the opportunity to work with the Centralina Council of Governments in completing a best practices analysis that looks at the sustainable development plans of comparable regions, identifying which plans have been most successful at meeting their goals and developing case study examples and strategies to align with a preferred development scenario for the Centralina region.

Sustain Charlotte Logo - Stacked - High ResThe MASus program will be working with Sustain Charlotte to analyze commuter behavior in the region, the factors influencing alternative transportation user trends and whether such behavior varies by neighborhood within the Charlotte metropolitan area. In addition, MASus students will work with Sustain Charlotte to help them obtain an understanding as to why Charlotte lags behind cities of a similar size in developing its transportation network.

arcticfrostbiteorganicweedcont_10724149Students in the MASus will, through our partnership with Arctic, Inc., develop a regulatory strategy for the use of the Frostbite® weed control system in organic farming, identify how this product can add value to organic farming operations and create a deployment strategy for the widespread distribution and eventual licensing of the Frostbite® Weed Control System.