Local Sustainability News

Zero Waste Stadium Kicks Off
On Saturday, Sept. 6, fans at the Appalachian vs. Campbell game at Kidd Brewer Stadium will inaugurate the zero waste stadium. Waste collection will consist of 15 zero waste zones to collect compost and recyclables throughout the concourse areas...
From September 1st to October 15 High Country Local First and Sustain Appalachian are partnering to strengthen your local economy. During these six weeks purchasing your card from here will directly contribute to the success of your local economy....
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...
Elk Knob Trailhead
Saturday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will mark the 10th annual Elk Knob Community Headwaters Day at Elk Knob State Park. The event is free and open to the public, featuring music, crafts, demonstrations, and a guided hike. This festival is...
F.A.R.M. Café Volunteers Needed
We are currently looking for volunteers to work at the F.A.R.M. cafe coffee stand this semester located in Walker Hall ( the math building). For every 3 shifts you volunteer you get a meal token for a FREE meal at the F.A.R.M. cafe. All money from...
Peace Flags
Join us at the ASU Child Development Center Learning Garden to celebrate the International Day of Peace by learning how to make your own recycled Peace Flags.  We will provide all materials needed to make ...
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!
UNC system explores large-scale renewable energy project
The third annual summit of the UNC Energy Leadership Challenge was hosted by Appalachian State University Monday through Wednesday. The challenge aims to reduce the 17-campus UNC system's energy costs by $1 billion in 20 years and to achieve carbon...
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