Local Sustainability News

Regional Strategic Gatherings connect the work of the Appalachian Transition Fellowship to a wider participant base around opportunities in important economic sectors. These sessions provide a space for people from non-profits, business,...
Classroom laughter, community service, and a beautiful setting for which to study. These are three things that have helped Appalachian State University earn a ranking among the Princeton Review's best colleges in the Southeast. Rick Sullivan's tour...
Wrinkler Hall Site
When renovation costs for Winkler Hall proved to be impractical, the decision was made to raze the aging building. Hundreds of spectators lined Stadium Drive June 1 or watched via a video stream when the building was imploded. 
As we begin a new year together, the Office of Sustainability is more than a little excited to continue our work in solidifying Appalachian's reputation as one of the most sustainable campuses in the nation. Your passion and your actions are what...
Appalachian State University Food Services is serving produce grown right here in the high country. High Country farmers and local organizations are collaborating to provide fresh, local food to the campus community. Support this movement by...
UNCP recognized for green initiatives
In support of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s ongoing sustainability programs, UNCP is preparing to install two electric car charging stations in front of Lumbee Hall.
Tucked way up in the northwest corner of the state, at 3333 feet above sea level, the campus of "App State" is nestled in green mountains. It's normally a pretty quiet place in summer, but during the last weekend in July, the place was buzzing with...
Rainforest Alliance Certified Coffee
We are proud to announce that all coffee served in our dining concepts* and at catered events is now Rainforest Alliance Certified.   Save the date for a Coffee Tasting Monotony Break on Tuesday, August 26th!
UNC system explores large-scale renewable energy project
The third annual summit of the UNC Energy Leadership Challenge was hosted by Appalachian State University Monday through Wednesday. The challenge aims to reduce the 17-campus UNC system's energy costs by $1 billion in 20 years and to achieve carbon...
AES: Energy culture needs disruption
Featured speakers at the Appalachian Energy Summit keyed in on this year's theme, "disruption and innovation," emphasizing the dramatic shift in culture and convention that is necessary to transform to a clean energy economy and sustainable society.
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