About Sustainability at Appalachian
More than half of Appalachian students report they choose our university because of our commitment to sustainability.
The pioneering spirit necessary to overcome the hardships of mountain life at the turn of the 18th century quickly characterized our institution, giving Appalachian State University a special niche in higher education. Our long-held commitment to sustainability is evident in our research, creativity, innovation and practice. Active stewards of our state's interconnected financial, cultural and natural resources, we challenge one another to think critically and creatively about sustainability and what it means from the smallest individual action to the most broad-based applications. This approach to higher education sets our university apart as it helps shape a lasting, broad-based future for our nation and our world - one which is sustainable in every sense of the word.