Sustainability

Director of Sustainability Zoe Smith | she/her

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Please Email for Appointment


The SG Sustainability Department, 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.


Hello, friends! My name is Zoë Smith (she/her/hers), and I am a third-year double majoring in Political Science and French with a double minor in Sociology and History. I am currently serving as a mentor for students in our Ecovillage, a Living Learning Community here on campus. I am very passionate about education in regards to both social and environmental sustainability. One of my main goals as your Sustainability Director is to implement an educational program that will allow current and incoming students and staff to learn about what sustainability looks like on NC State’s campus. I also want to encourage an increase in communication between the student body, our Executive Branch of Student Government, and the Student Senate. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions. I so look forward to working with you all and helping our campus grow more socially and environmentally sustainable! 

Email for Office Hours

Contact Director of Sustainability at sgsustainability@ncsu.edu 

Past Session 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.