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Office of Sustainability

"As Vice President of External Affairs , I stand strong on the sustainability efforts of our university. Throughout ECSU, there are plenty of student ambassadors and organizations who put every foot forward to help keep our university as sustainable as possible. Sustainability doesn't just help the planet but it helps us to make ourselves and our university a better place. We participate in activities and events with other Colleges and Universities all over the US who are making an effort just as we are. We continue to add new people to efforts of sustainability, as we continue to come up with ideas to make ourselves , our university , and our planet sustainable in all ways. "

Canisha YoungCanisha Young 
ECSU Student 
Vice President of External Affairs

 

 

Student Initiatives

Local Food Ambassadorship

Farm to ForkIn 2007, the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) and its many partners sought to ask - and answer - the question:
Can we build a sustainable local food economy, from farm to fork? Through the enthusiastic support of thousands of North Carolinians and hundreds of local, regional and statewide organizations, the clear answer is: YES!

The North Carolina 10% campaign has expanded the solution to this question by creating the Local Food Ambassadorship program on campuses in North Carolina. The purpose of the Local Food Ambassadorship program is to encourage local foods education in the student body, support local foods in campus dining, and to train future food service providers in understanding local, seasonal food sourcing. This unique skill set will give the student a competitive advantage in the job market.

Brittini Piercy will be representing Elizabeth City State University for this year's ambassadorship program. This will be Brittini's 3rd year fighting for student sustainability efforts. In 2012 she held the position of Vice President of External Affairs where she organized environmental educational events for the student body. Her research and execution of her projects won an Environmental Protection Agency scholarship.

Green for All

Green for ALlThrough the Green For All College Ambassador program, tools and support are provided  to student organizers as they step up to new levels of leadership in sustainability. College Ambassadors hold workshops and actions to engage their peers in efforts to green their campuses and become environmental innovators.

This will the third year the Green For All ambassadorship will be hosted at Elizabeth City State University. The program has been instrumental is supporting student sustainability efforts. This year, two young women, Cache' Nance and Africa Norris, will represent the program at Elizabeth City State University.