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CCEE student Tana Harris highlighted as part of Sustainability Stewards leadership program

Tana Harris

Students in the Sustainability Stewards leadership program, including CCEE student Tana Harris, are well underway for another impactful year.

Created in 2013, the Stewards program is coordinated by the University Sustainability Office and aims to promote sustainable action on campus so that environmental, social and economic sustainability is cultivated at NC State. The Stewards include 23 students currently with applications open through October 16 for first-year and transfer students to join.

The Stewards have three working groups: Equity and Outreach, Resource Conservation and Waste Reduction. These groups are working on a wide variety of projects ranging from installing a green terrace at Talley Student Union to planning outreach events and a residence hall energy and water reduction competition.

“The Sustainability Stewards are a group of incredibly passionate and driven students, and I’m looking forward to seeing all that they achieve this year,” said Keondra Jenkins, a program coordinator in the University Sustainability Office.

Harris, who studies civil engineering, is co-coordinator of the Resource Conservation Team. She said growing up in the small mountain town of Saluda, North Carolina, gave her a special appreciation for the environment, clean natural resources and sustainability. She hopes to focus her career on sustainable infrastructure and site planning. To her, sustainability is finding ways to improve our relationship with the natural world so that it may be cherished and preserved now and in years to come.

“The Resource Conservation team is committed to making physical impacts to campus…by involving more residents in our energy and water conservation competitions and assessing stormwater issues on campus,” Harris said. “I am also excited to be involved in the installation of our newest project, Talley Green Terrace, which will be completed this Spring 2023.”


This story was originally published by the University Sustainability Office.