Local Sustainability News

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....
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...
Lettuce Learn
The mission of the Lettuce Learn Project is to provide quality garden-based education programs to children of all ages.  
Zero Waste Stadium
The inaugural zero waste stadium initiative, launched during the 2014 football season at Appalachian State University, netted a 74 percent waste diversion. According to University Resource Conservation Specialist Jen Maxwell, the project, an...
Backpacking with a Purpose
Step outside of the classroom and into the real world for a truly immersive cultural experience. Operation Groundswell is a non-profit organization that runs international volunteering programs. We are looking for globally conscious and socially...
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