How we choose to live matters

The little things we do everyday impact our lives, our community and our world. Change Your State shows you how simple, everyday actions make a big difference. By being smarter about how we travel, eat, use resources and spend our time, you can create a better you, NC State and world – one that’s healthier, prosperous and sustainable for generations to come.

Why now

It may not seem like it, but the world’s population is exploding. Big time. As in more people on Earth than ever before. But the resources we have to live on haven’t grown any. In fact, they’re diminishing. Herein lies society’s grandest challenge: do more with less.

Why you

As with any generation, yours will be known by the problems you create or the problems you solve. As part of a Wolfpack of forward-thinkers, you have extraordinary opportunity to make an extraordinary difference in the world. Start small with the simple, everyday stuff: travel smartereat greensave energywaste lesswork on wellnesswise up about water, protect the planet and build community. These actions will help Change Your State for a better you, NC State and world.

Join the movement

Connect with Sustainability at NC State on Facebook and Twitter for the latest Change Your State updates, including tips and news about upcoming events. You can also sign up for a monthly Change Your State email update that keeps you in the know on the latest happenings. Each month through this website, campus events and special promotions,we’ll turn our focus on one aspect of sustainable living:


Change Your State is an initiative of the University Sustainability Office and more than a dozen campus partners including University Dining, Agroecology Education Farm, Campus Farmer’s Market, Energy Management, Staff Senate, Waste Reduction and Recycling, CSLEPS, University Housing, Transportation Office and University Recreation.