Wolfpack Environmental Student Association (WESA) is a student club and nonprofit established and operated by NC State students. The purpose of WESA is to promote environmental awareness and protection on NC State’s campus and within its colleges. WESA strives to connect with other universities, students and Wake County residents interested in preserving natural resources in order to stimulate environmental advocacy domestically and internationally. Members of this organization plan and lead environmental initiatives on campus, in Wake County and beyond. In addition to planning and executing environmental projects, WESA members also organize professional development activities such as job fairs and professional workshops.
“Our organization focuses on sustainable development and improvement work within NC State,” says WESA member Allie Dinwiddie. “We also focus on educating young adults on sustainable behavior … and engaging in environmental service work in the Raleigh and NC State community. We host a great deal of environmentally-related social events [such as] hiking and camping in order to provide a friendly and welcoming community for our members. WESA is a great way to make good friends [who] share similar interests.”
WESA projects include cleanup and improvement efforts at nearby Pullen Park and other Raleigh-area parks, as well as beach and river cleanups. In 2017, WESA hosted a sports sustainability and wellness panel discussion event and a sustainability-themed women’s basketball game on campus. Members plan to host another sustainability-related panel discussion event in spring 2018.
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