Local Sustainability News

Don't Throw it Away 2015
Don't Throw it Away salvaged thousands of pounds of materials from residence halls the last week of classes.Student's loaded their recyclables - bedding, furniture, clothes, electronics, kitchen equipment, school supplies and more - in a central...
Sustainability Council Awards Arts Grants
Five Sustainability in the Arts grants for $500 each were presented last week at the Sustainability Council's annual celebration at Appalachian State University. The purpose of the grants is to raise awareness of sustainability through art at...
Lightbulbs
Appalachian State University's Panhellenic Hall led the university with an 18.2 percent reduction in energy usage in the College Conservation Nationals (CCN) 2015 Battle of the Plug which concluded last week. Close behind was Mountaineer Hall at 14....
Turkey in the buttercups
The 2015 Wild Turkey Awards were presented this week at a Sustainability Council celebration at Appalachian State University. Appalachian's Sustainability Council established The Wild Turkey Award in 2013 to honor members of the campus community who...
Appalachian included in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015
As the nation gears up to celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, The Princeton Review has released its sixth annual free guide to the most environmentally responsible "green" colleges. Appalachian State University is one of 12 colleges or...
The Office of Sustainability has dubbed April 2015 "Earth Month." More than forty events designed to heighten sustainability awareness are scheduled on or around the Appalachian State University campus then. View Earth Month calendar here. ...
The Appalachian Energy Center at Appalachian State University will host a series of renewable energy and energy efficiency workshops on campus beginning April 10.
University to construct electric vehicle charging station with photovoltaic cano
In partnership with Department of Energy's Workplace Charging Challenge, Appalachian State University is planning the installation of a four station electric vehicle charging station (EVCS). Integrated into the design of the station are 21 solar...
Meet Our Sustainable Leaders
Engaging faculty, students and staff in ongoing dialogue, inquiry, and discovery of more sustainable practices through curriculum, degree programs, and scholarly research is the first priority in the Office of Sustainability's vision statement. More...
UNC System avoided $103 million in utility costs in 2013-14
The University of North Carolina System avoided $103 million in utility costs in the 2013-14 academic year, according to Len Hoey, energy engineering manager at the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Hoey spoke to more...
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