NC State Stewards

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. View the Stewards Video

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. Our goals are to:

  • Educate the NC State community about social, economic and environmental responsibility.
  • Inspire behavior change through peer-to-peer interaction
  • Help the university to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 through support and implementation of tactics outlined in the Sustainability Strategic Plan


Become a Steward


Applications are accepted during the spring semester for the following academic year. A limited number of Stewards are accepted during a September application period that is open only to first-year and transfer students.

Steward Requirements:

  • Must be a full or part time graduate or undergraduate student at NC State University.
  • Must be able to participate for 1 full academic year (Fall 2016-Spring 2017).

Steward Expectations:

  • Participate for the full academic 2016-2017 school year.
  • Work a minimum of 3 hours per week.
  • Attend weekly group meetings.
  • Attend initial retreat in August and mid-year retreat in January.
  • Meet semester requirements.
  • Present yourself professionally as a role model for sustainability on campus.
  • Facilitate at least one sustainability presentation on campus each semester (training will be provided).


Recognition for the NC State Stewards

Winner, 2016 NC State Green Brick (Innovation Impact Award) for the Stewards’ Waste Reduction Committee
Winner, 2016 City of Raleigh Environmental Awards (Organization Award)
Winner, 2016 NC State L.E.A.D. Awards (Organization of Distinction Award)
Second Place, 2016 National Association of College Auxiliary Services Student Author Contest

Major Accomplishments

Provide dozens of campus presentations and outreach events annually
Facilitate annual Tri-Towers Energy and Water Challenge
Started and manage campus plastic bag Recycling program
Led effort to remove plastic bags from campus stores and dining locations
Coordinated installation of solar umbrellas and solar bus stop on campus


Current NC State Stewards



Mallory Alman

Biological and Agricultural Engineering


Cassie Austin

Environmental Engineering

Tyler Boquet-Caron

Part-Time Student Coordinator for NC State Stewards

Garnett Bullock

Sustainable Materials

Thomas Clark

Aerospace Engineering

Hillary Dimig

Chemical Engineering

Alexandra Dinwiddie

Environmental Engineering


Carolyn Dolittle

Natural Resources


Rosemary Edberg



Mackenzie Fiss

Student Worker, Enrolled@NCSU


Evan Grant

Mechanical Engineering

Cristina Guillen

Chemical Engineering

Lydia Haile

Sustainable Materials

Ryan Hardison



Maya Hoon

Environmental Sciences


Kyra Levau

Natural Resources


Max Littlefield

Mechanical Engineering

Nick Loschin

Environmental Science


Caylin Mielke

Environmental Engineering


Inez Nicholson


Stacy Partin

Environmental Science


Kruti Patel

Nutrition Science

Christian Rust

Chemical and Textile Engineering


Kaylee Saaranen


Alexia Scott

Chemical Engineering


Naila Segule



Sofia Taylor

Electrical Engineering

Kelsey Ward

Education and International Studies

Chantel Williams

Sustainable Materials

Carlo Zanelli

Economics and International Studies