Local Sustainability News

North Carolina is the proud home to a strong network of universities that have inspired and educated young leaders for generations. Through booms and busts, droughts and floods, many of these universities have supported an agricultural economy with...
Sustain Appalachia Harvest Week was October 20-27, it featured 14 events from community organizations. The eight days were filled with collaboration among: Sustain Appalachian, High Country Local First, Appalachian State Food Services...
National Campus Sustainability Day was October 22, and App State students showed their commitment participating in the Sustain Yosef Competition. A collaboration between Brad Smith with University Housing-Operations and the Office of Sustainability...
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...
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