Local Sustainability News

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...
Innovative Sustainable Design Fellowship (InSD)
The ASU Renewable Energy Initiative is looking for the future leaders in sustainability innovation to take part in their Innovative Sustainable Design Fellowship (InSD). 
Lettuce Learn
The mission of the Lettuce Learn Project is to provide quality garden-based education programs to children of all ages.  
Panorama 2015
Panorama 2015 is a TedTalks-inspired event for the exchange of student perspectives. 
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...
We are sending out our call for the 6th year of the UNCG Sustainability Shorts Film Competition. All entries will be screened as part of the UNCG Sustainability Film and Discussion Series at the Weatherspoon Art Museum on Thursday, April 23 at 6:...
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...
Dr. Shea Tuberty, Associate Professor of Ecotoxicology at Appalachian State University, appeared on UNC-TV this January to speak about the importance of healty river ecosystems.
2015 Natural Talent Design Competition
The 2015 U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) North Carolina Natural Talent Design Competition provides an applied learning experience in the principles of integrated design, sustainability, innovation, and social consciousness, all of which are...
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