Levau receives Community Impact Award

NC State University student Kyra Levau’s work to advance sustainability within the university and the greater community was recognized by the North Carolina Campus Compact.

The statewide network of colleges and universities awarded Levau with the Community Impact Award during the Compact’s annual CSNAP student conference on November 10, 2018 at Fayetteville State University. The event hosted more than 150 students and staff from 23 campuses in the network. Levau is one of 18 students selected by their campus for the honor, joining more than 250 college students recognized by the network since the award was first presented in 2006.

As an environmental science major, Levau mobilized students to tackle waste as founder of the Zero Waste Wolves club. She also piloted a paper-towel composting project to remove more than 28,000 lbs of paper towels from landfill bins on campus, and carried out a bin optimization project to replaced 337 desk-side bins with convenience sites near elevators. This is expected to reducing the use of bin bags and streamlining work for housekeeping staff.

A nominator called Levau “an insightful, versatile, and enterprising student… [who] is also steadfast; she understands that change takes time.”

In addition to awards and networking opportunities, Levau was able to attend conference workshops, panel discussions, and plenary sessions on diverse community engagement topics around the theme: “The Power of Youth Civic Courage.”

Congratulations Kyra Levau! You embody NC State’s Think and Do mentality!

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