Local Sustainability News

Green Your Plate
April is Greening My Plate Month. Leading up to the opening day of the Watauga County Farmers' Market, April is Greening My Plate Month, time to celebrate spring and the beginning of our growing season. This year features 21 unique events,...
Battle of the Plug 2015
Appalachian dorm dwellers! This is your chance to trounce Western Carolina again in the College Conservation National's Battle of the Plug. All university housing will be monitored for energy usage April 2 -22. Besides the satisfaction of making...
The Appalachian Energy Center at Appalachian State University will host a series of renewable energy and energy efficiency workshops on campus beginning April 10.
Take the spring 2015 recycling survey and win cool prizes. The deadline to fill out the survey is Friday April 24, 2015 and winners of the drawing will be announced by Friday May 1, 2015.  
Earth Anthems Voting
Launch Appalachian's first Earth Anthems Songwriting idol.  “Like” one of the six original songs before April 15. Your choice could win five hours free professional studio time and production assistance from the Robert F. Gilley...
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...
Innovative Sustainable Design Fellowship (InSD)
The ASU Renewable Energy Initiative is looking for the future leaders in sustainability innovation to take part in their Innovative Sustainable Design Fellowship (InSD). 
Lettuce Learn
The mission of the Lettuce Learn Project is to provide quality garden-based education programs to children of all ages.  
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