Local Sustainability News

The 2015 U.S. Green Building Council North Carolina Chapter (USGBC NC) Natural Talent Design Competition provides an applied learning experience in the principles of integrated design, sustainability, innovation, and social consciousness, all of...
Sustainability Research Forum
The inaugural Sustainability Research Forum, held Oct. 22 at Appalachian State University, highlighted the sustainability-focused scholarly activities and creative endeavors of three of Appalachian's distinguished faculty. The forum was presented by...
Appalachian has many talented faculty and staff members who are engaged in outreach efforts related to sustainability and environmental education. This Forum is intended to provide an opportunity for us to share outreach successes and experience as...
Landscape Services employees and student volunteers planted 64 trees on Appalachian State University’s campus Oct 21-22. Forty trees that included arborvitae, sourwood, sweet gum, hawthorn, dogwood, serviceberry and sugar maple, were planted on the...
In the Sierra Club magazine's eighth annual publication of the list, 173 schools are ranked and scored on the "greenness" of their schools' engagement in categories including: co-curricular activities, energy investments, food, innovation, academics...
The series theme is “The Civil Rights Act After 50 Years: Is There Justice for All Now?” Morris Dees will present the talk “With Justice for All” Wednesday, Sept. 17. Timothy DeChristopher will speak on “A Movement with Soul” Monday, Oct. 20, and Dr...
outdoor nation
During the eight-week Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge, individuals at ten schools will report on their outdoor activities at oncampuschallenge.org. The school that logs the most activities outside at the end of the competition will win a...
Tree
The Tree City USA program is a national program that provides the framework for community forestry management for cities and towns across the United States. Tree Campus USA started in 2008 and since then 110,785 trees have been planted on university...
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. 
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