University Sustainability Office

The NC State University Sustainability Office was established in April 2008 to serve as a centralized resource of sustainability information and action for students, faculty and staff. Current responsibilities of the University Sustainability Office and its staff include:

  • Be the hub for sustainability-related information and activities
  • Foster collaboration that brings together people, ideas and resources
  • Initiate programs and practices that integrate sustainability into the university
  • Provide education and outreach to the campus and surrounding community about sustainability
  • Communicate sustainability knowledge, progress and activities
  • Support and coordinate the Sustainability Council
  • Further efforts to meet the goals of the university’s Sustainability Strategic Plan and sustainability commitments
  • Equip campus departments to envision and implement their unique contribution to sustainability
  • Measure, assess and continually improve campus sustainability efforts
  • Embed sustainability into NC State’s culture and traditions
  • Coordinate the NC State Stewards student sustainability leadership program
  • Provide administrative support for the NC State Sustainability Fund


Equipping the NC State community for a leaner, smarter, stronger future


A culture that creates leaders and sustainable solutions for global challenges


Real-world problems are best solved when the boundaries of classroom, campus and community are dissolved. That’s why we utilize NC State’s campus as a living laboratory and model for experiential education, research and outreach that creates sustainable solutions for global challenges.


  • Impact that improves communities and lives
  • Stewardship of economic and natural resources
  • Collaboration with interdisciplinary partners to do more together than alone
  • Connections of people and ideas that weave together common threads and boost efficiency
  • Experiential education that equips students for careers while improving campus
  • Shared responsibility that recognizes interdependence and calls for action
  • Innovation that addresses grand challenges of society


Jessica BastProgram
Keondra JenkinsProgram
Lani St. HillCommunications and