Local Sustainability News

Operation Medicine Cabinet (OMC) is a community wide initiative sponsored by the Watauga and Avery County Sheriff's Departments and the Watauga Riverkeeper inconjunction with several community sponsors. Pharmaceutical drugs are a growing concern for...
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. 
As we begin a new year together, the Office of Sustainability is more than a little excited to continue our work in solidifying Appalachian's reputation as one of the most sustainable campuses in the nation. Your passion and your actions are what...
Appalachian State University Food Services is serving produce grown right here in the high country. High Country farmers and local organizations are collaborating to provide fresh, local food to the campus community. Support this movement by...
UNCP recognized for green initiatives
In support of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s ongoing sustainability programs, UNCP is preparing to install two electric car charging stations in front of Lumbee Hall.
Tucked way up in the northwest corner of the state, at 3333 feet above sea level, the campus of "App State" is nestled in green mountains. It's normally a pretty quiet place in summer, but during the last weekend in July, the place was buzzing with...
Rainforest Alliance Certified Coffee
We are proud to announce that all coffee served in our dining concepts* and at catered events is now Rainforest Alliance Certified.   Save the date for a Coffee Tasting Monotony Break on Tuesday, August 26th!
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