Local Sustainability News

The Small Wind Research and Demonstration Site is a set of small wind turbines maintained and experimented on by Appalachian State and is located in Beech Mountain.  
Saving Universities Money through Efficiency and Renewables
What if we told you your favorite university could save millions of dollars in energy costs? And we had proof? At this summer’s Appalachian Energy Summit, the annual meeting of the University of North Carolina (UNC) Energy Leadership Challenge...
Business For Good
August 31, 2015 Appalachian State University's Walker College of Business held its first Business for Good event at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum Aug. 21. 
Computer Science Chair is Creating Buzz around Campus
By Lauren Harper August 26, 2015 Have you ever heard of "hyper-local honey?" Dr. Jim Wilkes, Chair of the Computer Science Department here at Appalachian coined the term to describe honey generated even closer to home. As he put it, "You can't get...
​Lee Wilson wins 2015 Appalachian State University Energy Summit Research Award
In association with Appalachian State University and Scale Free Systems (SFS), recent Sustainable Development graduate Lee Wilson recently won the undergraduate research project award at the fourth annual Appalachian State University Energy Summit...
Thank you to all of our 2015 Appalachian Energy Summit Sponsors. Your dedication to Appalachian and Sustainability has made the 2015 AES an event to remember. 
Welcome Freshmen and Transfers!
The daily choices you make matter. Learn how to become a sustainable member of the Appalachian community with our digital Sustainable Living Guide.
UNCW student speaks at Appalachian Energy Summit
Teaching children to respect and preserve the earth seems as logical as teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic. Last month, Megan Foster, a graduate student at the University of North Carolina Wilmington was chosen to speak about such issues at...
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