University Sustainability

Defining Sustainability since 1899


Resilience at Appalachian is a comprehensive, campus-wide effort to face challenges and devise innovative, multi-disciplinary solutions to tackle complex environmental and social issues facing the University and the high country.

This is an unprecedented era of technological growth in human history, but those strides are perhaps outpaced by issues of resource scarcity, climate disruption, population growth, and myriad other concerns. Addressing these issues requires thoughtful, measured foresight, planning, and adaptation from the university community to assure Appalachian is not caught unprepared for eventual, likely inevitable disruptions. The safety and protection of students, faculty, and staff is paramount, as is the conservation of the natural environment.

Resiliency Toolkit

Second Nature

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit