Campus Environmental Sustainability Team

In August 2009, the Campus Environmental Sustainability Team (CEST) became an official NC State Administrative Advisory Committee charged the following setting the direction for  campus sustainability through strategic planning; creating Working Groups that allow participation in the decision-making process by anyone on campus; and providing monitoring, communication and accountability for adherence to the Sustainability Strategic Plan and related commitments.

Although members are appointed, CEST was structured so that any person could participate in the decision-making through eight Working Groups, which were formed around the focus areas established in the 2006 Campus Environmental Sustainability Assessment: Academics and Research, Community and Culture, Buildings, Energy and Water, Land Use, Materials and Purchasing, Transportation, Waste Reduction and Recycling.


Meetings and Archived Minutes


Date Minutes and Presentations
Jan. 11 AgendaMeeting MinutesPresentations
 Feb. 15 Cancelled due to weather
 March 21  Agenda, Meeting Minutes

Date Minutes and Presentations
Jan. 18 Meeting MinutesAgenda
Feb. 27 Meeting MinutesAgenda
March 26 Meeting MinutesHandouts
May 21 Cancelled
June 18 Meeting MinutesTactic Updates
Aug. 27 MinutesHandoutsGreenhouse Gas PresentationDraft Energy Regulation Presentation
Oct. 1 MinutesMeeting Documents
Nov. 5 Minutes
Dec. 12 Cancelled

Date Minutes and Presentations
Jan. 13 Minutes
Feb. 10 MinutesSustainability Strategic Plan Draft
March 24 Minutes
April 14 Agenda & Presentation, MinutesPlanning Timeline
May 12 MinutesEnergy Charge
June 24 MinutesEnergy Charge Update
July 23 Minutes, Presentation, Student ResponsesOutline
Aug. 23 Minutes, Energy Plan Update, CAP Update with Community & Culture WG Update
Sept. 27 Minutes
Oct. 4-5 Not available
October 28 Minutes
Train the Trainer: November 4  N/A
Nov. 11 Cancelled

Date Minutes and Presentations
Aug. 27 MinutesPresentation
Sept. 16 Minutes, Handout, Presentation
Oct. 19 Minutes, Presentation
Nov. 11 Minutes, Energy & Water: Presentation and Draft Strategies, Transportation: Draft Strategies, Purchasing: Draft Strategies, Waste Reduction: Presentation and Draft Strategies
Dec. 9 MinutesPresentationRevised Time Line, Academics & Research: Draft Strategies, Buildings: Draft Strategies, Land Use: Draft Strategies Discussion

Date Minutes and Presentations
Dec. 9 Minutes
Nov. 18 MinutesEarth Celebration draft proposalStatus of Energy Projects on Campus
Oct. 14 Tour
Sept. 9 Cancelled
Aug. 12 MinutesLED lighting & University Housing presentation
July 8 Minutes
June 10 MinutesCarbon footprint presentation
April 15 Minutes
March 11 Minutes
Feb. 12 Minutes unavailable

Date Minutes and Presentations
Oct. 16 Minutes
Nov. 13 Minutes
 Dec. 11 Minutes

Academics and Research


Community and Culture

Energy and Water

Land Use

Materials and Purchasing


Waste Reduction and Recycling