Why Sustainability?

Our communities, state, nation and world face increasingly complex global challenges. Institutions of higher education are crucial to preparing graduates equipped to solve these problems.

Sustainability is a core value at NC State University. As our campus integrates sustainability in its operations, academics and research, the university improves efficiency and stewardship while also developing leaders and innovations for a more sustainable future.

NC State Memorial Bell Tower is framed by green leaves with blue sky.

Our Mission

Engaging campus and community in creating a more
sustainable future.

Guiding Policies

NC State’s sustainability efforts are rooted in numerous sustainability-related policies, procedures and commitments.


Areas of Focus