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Simple ways 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.

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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.

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Eat local food to support local farmers and reduce environmental costs of transporting food.

Watch your waste 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.

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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.

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Bring your own cup, bottle or mug to reduce use of single-use disposable items.

Recycle to help make the world a cleaner, less wasteful place.

Pack a bag to avoid using a single-use plastic or paper bag.

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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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Get Involved

 

For Students

 

ECOVILLAGE

This on-campus living and learning community focuses on sustainable living.

JOIN A STUDENT GROUP

Browse the directory of sustainability-related student organization.

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Use these campus resources to create a startup with impact.

STUDY ABROAD

Global opportunities to learn about cultures and sustainability.

NC STATE STEWARDS

Apply for this student sustainability leadership program.

RESEARCH

Join a professor in exploring sustainable solutions.

SUSTAINABILITY FUND

Offers competitive grants for campus sustainability projects.

ALTERNATIVE SERVICE BREAK

Learn about sustainability through a service trip.

SUSTAINABILITY PLAN

Join a working group to implement the campus Sustainability Strategic Plan.

For Employees

 

CERTIFY WORKPLACE

Earn recognition for sustainability in your workplace.

CERTIFY EVENTS

Earn recognition for sustainability in event planning.

SUSTAINABILITY FUND

Offers competitive grants for campus sustainability projects.

GREEN BRICK AWARDS

Nominate someone for annual campus sustainability awards.

SUSTAINABILITY PLAN

Join a working group to implement the campus Sustainability Strategic Plan.

PACKLINK

Submit a sustainability project idea for a student.

FACULTY: RESEARCH

Connect with campus researchers interested in sustainability.

FACULTY: TEACHING

Resources for integrating sustainability in teaching.

Beyond NC State

 

DONATE

Contribute financially to advancing campus sustainability.

Cooperative EXTENSION

The Cooperative Extension at NC State offers many sustainability-related resources for your home, garden, health, family and more.

VOLUNTEER

Sustainability-related service opportunities on or near campus.

Industry Expansion Solutions

The Industry Expansion Solutions at NC State offers services for N.C. businesses including content focused specifically on economy, energy and the environment.

BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY COLLABORATIVE

Poole College of Management offers a sustainability collaborative that helps businesses integrate sustainability and prepares students for sustainability careers.

LIFELONG LEARNING

The university’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), a lifelong learning program for adults age 50 and older, offers sustainability learning opportunities.