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.
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.
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.
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.
Sustainability Department Director
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.
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.
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.
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 www.climaterealityncsu.wordpress.com!