University Sustainability

Defining Sustainability since 1899
Appalachian State University has been honored with the “Tree Campus USA” certification for several years in a row.
Appalachian State University has been honored with the “Tree Campus USA” certification for several years in a row.

Sustainability Engagement

The Office of Sustainability has various ways to get involved for students, faculty/staff, and community members.

Sustainability Google Group

Want to make sure you’re getting all the information about sustainably focused events at Appalachian? Sign up for this group, which is not included in the regular Announcements group. View here

Carbon Neutral Commuter Program

The CNC Program, which began in the 2014-15 academic year, lets members of the Appalachian State community who drive and park on campus to offset the carbon they produce with a small additional fee to their parking pass.

GreenApps: EcoReps

Each residence hall has a sustainability focused liason between the office and their residence hall peers. This representative also takes part in a semester-long, 3 credit hour course relating to fundamentals of sustainable living.

Outreach Interns

The Office of Sustainability employs student interns who serve as peer educators to the campus community, bringing the concepts of sustainable living to their lives. These interns staff the “Zero Waste Zones” at Mountaineer football games, assist in green events efforts, and spend time connecting with other students and the campus community via tabling and special events.