Local Sustainability News

UNCW student speaks at Appalachian Energy Summit
Teaching children to respect and preserve the earth seems as logical as teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic. Last month, Megan Foster, a graduate student at the University of North Carolina Wilmington was chosen to speak about such issues at...
Appalachian Named Finalist in Climate Leadership Competition
Boone, NC - August 3, 2015 — Appalachian State University has been selected by Second Nature as a finalist in the sixth annual Climate Leadership Awards. Second Nature is a national nonprofit that works to proactively build a sustainable and...
App Ties For Second-Most EPA P3 Grants
P3 stands for People, Prosperity and the Planet. Through this EPA program, college students can benefit people, promote prosperity and protect the planet by designing solutions that move us towards a sustainable future.  The P3 Award...
July 27 -  Solar Vehicle Update -  from Formula Sun Grand Prix, Austin, Texas
Team Member Jordana Lehmann, reporting for Appalachian State University's Solar Vehicle Team at the Circuit of the Americas racetrack: Much excitement. While the other teams have assigned garage spaces, we have created our own outside of the trailer...
Solar Vehicle Team heads to Austin, Texas to compete in the Formula Sun Grand Pr
(July 22, 2015) What do you get when you mix the character of Appalachian State University's Solar Decathlon Team with the attitude of NASCAR? The one, the only, Appalachian State Solar Vehicle Team. You may be familiar with the Solar Decathlon Team...
Sustainability on the Radio
Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins is this region's exclusive forum for the discussion of politics, growth, the arts, culture, social issues, literature, human interest, the environment and more. If something is of interest to people in the Charlotte...
AES 2015
Inspiring and provocative Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., world-recognized environmentalist and energy policy expert, held the audience captive as keynote speaker last week for the fourth annual Appalachian Energy Summit, an unparalleled gathering of bold...
Boone, NC — Thomas "Tommy" Walsh was a proponent of "porch sittin.'" When he served as assistant director of development and outreach for The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department at Appalachian State University in the late 1990s, he...
Appalachian Takes Gold in EPA Game Day Challenge 2014;  Plans big for 2015
June 8-Boone, NC — It may be the height of summer but the Appalachian State University Zero Waste team is already planning for a spectacular 2015-16-football season. For them, it's not the score up in lights that matters but the percentage of waste...
Sustainable Business at Appalachian
The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University is committed to advancing sustainable business practices that promote responsible management of economic, social, and natural resources. 
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