Successful sustainability pursues balanced, ethical solutions that are economically viable, environmentally sound and socially just so that current and future generations may thrive.
The social component of sustainability focuses on people and communities, including whether everyone has access to clean air, water, soil and food. NC State has ongoing research and student initiatives that work toward a healthy future of social, environmental, and financial balance.
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Students Install Solar To Help Others
Eleven NC State students installed solar energy for low income families in California as part of an Alternative Service Break trip.
Students Donate Leftover Campus Food To People In Need
NC State's student chapter of the Food Recovery Network redistributes leftover food from campus to local nonprofits that address hunger and homelessness.
Money, Not Access, Key to Resident Food Choices in ‘Food Deserts’
A new study finds that, while access to healthy foods is a significant challenge, the biggest variable limiting diet choices in so-called “food deserts” is limited financial resources.