Local Sustainability News

Solar Vehicle Team heads to Austin, Texas to compete in the Formula Sun Grand Pr
(July 22, 2015) What do you get when you mix the character of Appalachian State University's Solar Decathlon Team with the attitude of NASCAR? The one, the only, Appalachian State Solar Vehicle Team. You may be familiar with the Solar Decathlon Team...
Sustainability on the Radio
Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins is this region's exclusive forum for the discussion of politics, growth, the arts, culture, social issues, literature, human interest, the environment and more. If something is of interest to people in the Charlotte...
AES 2015
Inspiring and provocative Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., world-recognized environmentalist and energy policy expert, held the audience captive as keynote speaker last week for the fourth annual Appalachian Energy Summit, an unparalleled gathering of bold...
Boone, NC — Thomas "Tommy" Walsh was a proponent of "porch sittin.'" When he served as assistant director of development and outreach for The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department at Appalachian State University in the late 1990s, he...
Appalachian Takes Gold in EPA Game Day Challenge 2014;  Plans big for 2015
June 8-Boone, NC — It may be the height of summer but the Appalachian State University Zero Waste team is already planning for a spectacular 2015-16-football season. For them, it's not the score up in lights that matters but the percentage of waste...
Sustainable Business at Appalachian
The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University is committed to advancing sustainable business practices that promote responsible management of economic, social, and natural resources. 
Appalachian students explore social issues during Alternative Service Experience
Join Appalachian student Laurie Pope as she accompanies an ASE group to Birmingham, Alabama, where students volunteer at the Jones Valley Teaching Farm. Click to view video full size.
University breaks ground at Legends on electric vehicle charging station with ph
Boone, NC (May 20, 1015) — Construction for Appalachian State University's four-station electric vehicle charging station (EVCS) began this week. The station should be operational by mid-July. Integrated into the design of the station are 21 solar...
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...
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