NC State’s Commitment


Sustainability at NC State strives to engage students, faculty members, staff and university partners in preparing for a more sustainable future. By advancing sustainability into the culture, mission and activities of the university, NC State aims to become nationally recognized for its sustainability successes.

Guiding Campus Commitments

SSPNC State’s commitment to sustainability is guided by its:

  • University-wide Sustainability Policy
  • Campus Sustainability Standard Operating Procedures
  • Sustainability Strategic Plan, which provides a comprehensive roadmap for advancing campus sustainability. Released by the Campus Environmental Sustainability Team in 2011 after more than a year of open, campus-wide planning, this plan consolidates all of NC State’s sustainability-related commitments, both from within campus and state-mandated. The five-year plan outlines dozens of goals in these areas: academics and research, buildings, community and culture, energy and water, land use, purchasing, transportation, and waste reduction and recycling. Every year tactics are updated and progress is reported in NC State’s Annual Sustainability Report [2011-2012, 2012-2013]

Other NC State University Commitments

State of North Carolina Commitments