Cary McDonald’s Partnering with High School Environmental Efforts

Story originally appeared on FoodCary.

Cary, NC – We sort our recycling every week but do you think about recycling your coffee grounds? Cary High School is starting a program to reuse coffee grounds to help grow plants and they are getting help from a store that makes a lot of coffee each morning. Read more

Guide to Stargazing In and Around Cary

Cary, NC – With Spring upon us, there is not much time left before the best season for stargazing is over. So to make the most of the available time, here are some of the best ways to see the night sky lit up in and around Cary. Read more

Cary Artist Combining Bees With Paintings

Cary, NC – One of the great things about art is how tweaking your thinking a little bit can result in new, imaginative works. And a Cary artist is mixing her passion for painting and photography with her interest in bees, as well as educating visitors on how to take care of local bees. Read more

Become a Scientist in 15 Minutes, The Great Backyard Bird Count Returns

Editor’s Note: Curtis Smalling from Audubon North Carolina contributed this article.

Cary, NC – The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is celebrating its 20th anniversary of allowing birders everywhere to show their love for birds and conservation.  Read more

Photos: Hemlock Bluffs Prescribed Burn

Cary, NC – Every year, the Hemlock Bluffs does a controlled burn and looking for the right conditions means the timing can come down to the hour. So we got a rare opportunity to go to the nature preserve and see the burn first hand. Read more

Cary Prepares for Prescribed Burn at Hemlock Bluffs

Cary, NC – In the Winter, it’s not dry out and the weather is cool. That makes it the ideal time for the Town of Cary to do some controlled burns to prevent future wildfires. Read more

Garage Brothers Opening New Store Downtown

Cary, NC – As you go through your attics and garages over the holiday season, don’t be so quick to throw out any old items you find. As Garage Brothers can attest, with their new thrift store opening in Downtown Cary, most everything can be reused.

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Cary Businessman Donates 7000 Acres for Conservation

Cary, NC – One of North Carolina’s best resources is its natural beauty, with forests and rivers and mountains stretching from the outer banks to the Great Smokey Mountains. And one Cary businessman has been donating pieces of the state’s landscape to make sure their beauty is preserved, including a recent donation of 7,000 acres. Read more

Local Resident Designed Efficient Solar House

Cary, NC – As the Winter weather comes in, many of us start to think about heating, electricity and all of the bills that come with it. But one local resident has designed and built a house with optimal solar efficiency in mind. And best of all, he gets to live in it. Read more

Cary Resident Walks Miles Daily, Picking Up Trash

Cary, NC – If you walk around Cary’s roads or woods, you may have noticed how much trash and litter is around town. But one Cary resident has been taking long walks and filling up large bags of trash to clean Cary up as much as he can. Read more