The iconic Broyhill Wind turbine, installed on campus in 2009, is 153 feet tall and generates enough electricity to meet the demands of 11 typical American households.
The iconic Broyhill Wind turbine, installed on campus in 2009, is 153 feet tall and generates enough electricity to meet the demands of 11 typical American households.

The 3E's

Here environmental stewardship, economic responsibility and social equity create a framework for scholarship and research.

Appalachian leads in creating a world where environmental, societal, and economic qualities exist in balance to meet the resource needs of today and of future generations. This holistic, three-branched approach to life and learning at Appalachian requires us to consider if actions are sustainable economically, environmentally, and equitably in relationship to our planet’s co-inhabitants. As an institution of higher learning, we lead and educate by example, inspiring new generations prepared to share this knowledge, ingenuity and passion.

We embrace our obligation to help create environmentally healthy, socially just, and sustainable societies by equipping our students with knowledge and encouraging them to live with compassion, dedication, humility, and dignity. This means embracing diversity of thought, belief and community, and supporting the wellness and health of our community in a variety of ways.