Find your place in sustainability with these tips and resources for campus and beyond.
Be recognized for your efforts in sustainability for your workplace, student organization and campus events.
Get to Know Campus
Be inspired by the university’s built environment by exploring our campus sustainability map and joining the Sustainability Partners.
In the Classroom
Explore sustainability-related faculty resources, courses or degrees. Request a presentation for your class or campus group.
Nominate a student, faculty or staff member, department or student organization for a Sustainability Award.
Apply for a Sustainability Fund for a campus project that creates high-impact experiences for the student boy.
Join a working group to implement the campus Sustainability Strategic Plan. *details coming soon
In the Field
NC State Extension and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems offer many sustainability-related resources for your home, garden, health, family and more.
Take a Break
Learn about sustainability through a service trip or study abroad experience with Alternative Service Break and the Office of Global Engagement.
Solutions for Business
Poole College of Management’s Business Sustainability Collaborative helps businesses integrate sustainability and prepares students for sustainability careers.
The university’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), a lifelong learning program for adults age 50 and older, offers sustainability learning opportunities.
Grow and Prosper
The Industry Expansion Solutions at NC State offers services for N.C. businesses including content focused specifically on economy, energy and the environment.
Advance sustainability for the community by volunteering on or near campus.
Change Your State
Try these tips to make the world a more sustainable and healthier place.
Hit the switch when you leave an empty room. Lighting accounts for 15 percent of energy use.
Pull the plug to prevent electronics from using energy when not in use.
Shut the sash of lab fume hoods, one of the biggest energy wasters on campus.
Connect with Student Leadership and Engagement to get involved with civic and community engagement opportunities.
Take an academic course related to environmental justice.
Get involved with sustainability service opportunities on campus or in the Raleigh area.
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Eat local food to support local farmers and reduce the environmental costs of transporting food.
Be mindful of your food selection and storage practices since an estimated 40 percent of food in the United States is wasted.
Mind the meat to reduce water, energy and land use costs associated with meat production.
Ride the Wolfline campus bus system for an efficient, quick trip around campus.
Ride a bike to cruise quickly around campus while also exercising and contributing to healthier air.
Ride in a carpool to save gas, reduce air pollution and build community.
Bring your own cup, bottle or bag to reduce use of single-use disposable items.
Learn to recycle right and choose to use reusables and/or compostables to help make the world a cleaner, less wasteful place.
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Shorten your shower to save about 2.5 gallons of water per minute.
Turn off the tap while shaving, brushing teeth or any other time when you’re not actually using water.
Fix leaks fast to save gallons.
Get moving at least 30 minutes a day for a more sustainable you.
Toss the toxins from personal care or household products for a healthier you.
Taste the difference that drinking water and eating fruits and vegetables can have on your body.
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