The SG Sustainability Department, in its first year is dedicated to enhance sustainability and work towards the development of a more sustainable culture on NC State’s campus through communication, as well as the creation and maintenance of sustainability initiatives. Specifically, we work with student groups and the Sustainability Office to help them achieve their goals as well as work to improve the sustainability of SG and SG events and initiatives.



Upcoming Events


Event Name Description Date Time Location
 Make-A-Thon Make-A-Thon Info

Make-A-Thon Sign-Up

 Jan 26 – 28  See Info  Hunt and D.H. Hill Libraries



Past Projects

The Sustainability Department Committee worked with the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling to garner Student Senate Support for the Composting Site going in at Lake Wheeler.

The Sustainability Department worked to ensure student drivers were aware of how to share the road with bikers.

Put on an student organization fair to connect students to student organizations.




Get Involved

Sustainability Suggestion Form

The SG Sustainability Department wants to connect students, student groups, and administrators to accomplish projects. The Sustainability Suggestion form gives students and the NC State community an opportunity to describe an idea that the department or the entire campus could explore.



Ask Sustainability a Question

In our effort to improve the sustainability culture across campus, we want to give a platform for students and the NC State community to ask questions about sustainability on campus. If we cannot answer your question, we will connect you with someone that can! This gives us the opportunity to understand what students want to learn more about or what initiatives we should be improving on.




                                 Contact Us


Sustainability Department Director

Christian Rust 


  • Student Organizations: Stewards, Greater Good Textile Group, Krispy Kreme Challenge
  • I am a junior majoring in chemical engineering and textile engineering. I really enjoy the outdoors and you can often find me hiking, backpacking, or rock climbing. I am really excited about the committee and the positive change it can make on NC State’s campus.
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Department Committee Chair

Haley Hall


  • Student Organizations: Ecovillage, Campus Farmers Market, Food Recovery Network
  • I’m a sophomore in Environmental Science from Danville, VA. I am currently serving as a mentor during my second year in Ecovillage. Outside of classes I work for the Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department and enjoy playing volleyball.
  • Email:

Department Committee Chair

Andrew Harrell

  • Student Organizations:  SOUL Garden, USGBC, Student-ASLA, BAE-Alpha Epsilon
  • I am a master’s candidate in Landscape Architecture and pursuing the Watershed Assessment and Restoration graduate certificate with a goal to advise resilient solutions for the built environment through ecologically-influenced interventions that connect people to nature. With my undergraduate at NC State in Biological Engineering and previous involvement with the EcoVillage, I am bringing my experience to make the campus more sustainable. While not working as a Teaching Assistant or Designer for SunCatcher Passive Solar Greenhouses, I also enjoy gardening, biking, and doing yoga.


 Department Committee Chair

Meredith Bain

  • Student Organization: The Climate Reality Project
  • I’m a junior studying Mathematics and German Studies. Right now, I am the Chapter Chair for The Climate Reality Project at NC State. We’re running a campaign to get the university to switch to 100% renewable electricity by the year 2030, so that NC State can halve greenhouse gas emissions, save money for undergraduates, and lead the renewable energy revolution in the Southeast. Check us out and look for campaign updates at!





 Department Committee Chair

Lydia Haile


  • Student Organization: NC State Stewards
  • I am a senior studying Sustainable Materials and Technology minoring in Environmental Science from Asheville, North Carolina. I have been a member of the NC State Stewards since my Freshman year – a member of the Outreach and Education Committee. We like to connect with other student organizations to promote their sustainability as well as finding creative ways to celebrate the innovative work being done by students. I’m excited to make our sustainability focused community on campus more connected as a part of the Student Government Sustainability Department.


 Department Committee Chair

Raina Harrell


  • Student Organization: Wolfpack Environmental Student Association
  • I’m a senior studying Sustainable Materials and Technology, minoring in Business Administration.