Virtual Sustainability Fair 2018

If you missed the Sustainability Fair on campus Sept. 18, here’s your opportunity to connect virtually with the organizations that participated in the fair. Use the information below to connect with a sustainability-related student organization or service opportunity.


Sustainability Fund

What they do: Our fund represents NC State’s green fee initiative to promote and provide funding to sustainability-related projects on campus.

How to connect: Anyone related to NC State can apply for grant funding! If you have a great, sustainable idea you want to implement, we could fund it.

Learn more: Website


Climate Reality Project Campus Corps

What they do: The Climate Reality Project at NC State is a student organization committed to finding solutions for our university to act on climate change. We run organized campaigns each year for issues pertaining to NC State University, our state of North Carolina and the world. This semester, we are running a campaign called Divestment (see the online petition). We are an organization that does big things on campus and makes a significant impact on the environmental footprint of NC State. If you are looking to make a difference in your community, this is the place to be!

How to connect: We would love to have you at Climate Reality! Email Emily Trentham for membership inquiries. We divide work between five committees (Coalitions, Events, Grassroots, Media, Research) and meet within those committees and as a general body. General Body Meetings are typically the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm in a Park Shops classroom.

Learn more: Facebook


Zero Waste Wolves

What they do: The biggest obstacle facing waste reduction practices is a lack of public knowledge and engagement. The purpose of this club is to create a network of students committed to not only reducing waste in their personal lives but to informing and encouraging others in the NC State community to do the same. Recycling, composting and reuse are excellent ways to reduce your waste footprint, but lifestyle changes can often seem daunting or inconvenient. Through events, workshops, info sessions and programs, the Waste Reduction Club works to spread the message about the positive environmental impacts that can come from reducing your waste stream.

How to connect: Meetings are every other Tuesday at 7 pm in Fox 304

Learn more: Facebook, Instagram, Waste Reduction and Recycling Website, Get Involved


Engineers Without Borders

What they do: Engineers Without Borders focuses entirely on sustainable development in communities that express a need. Currently, we are working with a school, the Dele School, in Sierra Leone to implement an array of solar panels, as well as already having completed a drilled well project and hand-washing stations within the school. Additionally, we have been working hand-in-hand with the community of Caserio Panhux, Guatemala to meet their water accessibility needs through rainwater catchment systems. All of our projects are focused heavily on exactly what the communities want, and working with them over multiple years to ensure long-term project success. We don’t just want engineers to join! We are a non-profit first and foremost, so all skills are welcome.

How to connect: We hold monthly general body meetings in addition to weekly project team meetings. Location and time are announced through email.

Learn more: Website


The Recirculating Farms Club

What they do: Our organization focuses on educating our members and others about aquaponics, an alternative form of farming. Aquaponics uses 1/10th of the water needed in typical farming and could be a solution to the decreasing green space all over the world.

How to connect: We meet every other Monday at 5:30 pm in David Clark Labs 2nd floor lounge area.  Since we are a student run organization, we foster student ideas. If you have an idea that you would like to implement in the system or club, please join us! You do not have to know a lot about aquaponics to join; your interest is the only requirement.

Learn more: Website


NC State Stewards

What they do: Supported by the University Sustainability Office, NC State Stewards are sustainability student leaders, moving NC State to a brighter, stronger and more sustainable future. NC State Stewards promote sustainable practices among their peers and the community through workshops, presentations and campus events. But most importantly, NC State Stewards are role models, inspiring campus to consider the impact that personal decisions have on the environment, community and the future. The NC State Stewards program mission is to fulfill the vision of a more sustainable campus, community and world by encouraging individuals to adopt more sustainable practices. NC State Stewards are trained to promote sustainable actions on campus and among their peers so that environmental, social and economic responsibility is cultivated at NC State and beyond.

How to connect: Recruitment opens each spring. See the website for details.

Learn more: Website


Food Recovery Network

What they do: The Food Recovery Network at NC State is a part of a national organization fighting against food waste and hunger by donating leftover food to shelters and those in need in our community. Food Recovery Network is really flexible and looking for more leaders on our team to expand our reach on and off campus!

How to connect: No regular meetings; regular recovery volunteering sessions each week.

Learn more: The Food Recovery Network national website is a good place to start about our organization. Send an email to get on the regular email list.


Agroecology Education Farm

What they do: Our mission is to promote agroecology and sustainable food systems by providing a diversity of experiential learning opportunities for NC State and the broader community.

How to connect: Join us on the farm for volunteer days on the first and third Saturday of the month from 10 am – 1 pm

Learn more: Website


Greater Good Textile Group

What they do: The mission of the Greater Good Textile Group is to advocate for sustainable practices and the ethical treatment of garment workers within the textile industry. We organize and attend events aimed at extending the life cycle of clothes and raising awareness of how to be more sustainable through textile products, such as: cotton composting, clothing swaps and sustainable business forums. People often forget about clothes or overlook textiles when searching for ways to be more sustainable. This puts our club in a unique position to have a substantial impact on sustainability at NC State and beyond. Furthermore, given that we are a smaller organization, our members have tremendous opportunities to assume leadership roles and contribute to the direction of the club. If you want to make a positive and significant difference to our Wolfpack community, then this is the club for you.

How to connect: GGTG meets every other Thursday from 5:30-6:30 pm in the Dickson Student Lounge at the College of Textiles.

Learn more: Facebook, Instagram and Website


NC SafeWater

What they do: NC SafeWater student chapter is dedicated in engaging students of all disciplines in interacting and learning about safe water, public health and the environment.

How to connect: We try to have events once a month, time and locations are advertised throughout the year through email

Learn more: Website and Facebook



What they do: We are a team of students working to build and race a solar car to be used for energy efficient vehicle competitions. The vehicle will be designed with U.S. automotive design laws in mind and result in a street legal solar vehicle to be marketed and commercialized. This vehicle, being practical and consumer-oriented, has a greater capacity to reduce pollution from transportation by giving cleaner-energy to more people.

How to connect: Website or email

Learn more: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram


Environmental Student Association

What they do: The Environmental Student Association (ESA) is a student club and nonprofit established and run by NC State students. The purpose of ESA is to promote environmental awareness and protection on North Carolina State University’s campus and within its colleges. ESA strives to connect with other universities, students and Wake County residents interested in preserving natural resources in order to stimulate environmental support domestically and internationally. ESA is a non-profit organization completely run by students. We let our members decide what we focus on each semester and work to make campus more environmentally friendly.

How to connect: ESA meets biweekly on Thursdays from 7:00-8:00 pm in Mann Hall, room 304.

Learn more: Website or by email


Global Brigades at NC State

What they do: Global Brigades is a nonprofit health and sustainable development organization that works with volunteers from all over United States. Global Brigades works to meet community’s health and economic goals. We are the largest student-led movement for global health.

How to connect: The group meets at least once every other week on campus.

Learn more: Website