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Over 100 students from 16 schools participated in the 2020 Southeast Student Sustainability Conference, held at Appalachian State University.
Over 100 students from 16 schools participated in the 2020 Southeast Student Sustainability Conference, held at Appalachian State University.

Southeastern Student Sustainability Conference

This annual conference brings together student EcoReps, sustainability interns, and faculty and staff advisers from around the region for a weekend of peer leadership training and collaboration. In 2020, the conference changed venues and was hosted at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. The conference was planned by a committee of graduate and undergraduate students, led by staff members of Appalachian State. There were 16 schools represented with over 100 participants. Several students and coordinators shared their knowledge through informative presentations and sessions, along with various networking opportunities. It was an enjoyable and dynamic weekend shared by all.

Students presented on a variety of topics, including campus gardens, renewable energy “green fees”, and turning sustainability degrees into careers.

Please view the 2020 photo gallery and presentations. Stay tuned for information on next year’s conference!

Photo Gallery

Presentations

Renewable Energy Initiative

Project Point of Purchase

Clemson Community Gardens

Communicating Sustainability on College Campuses

Green Appal

Student-Run Initiatives

The Sustainable Carolina Leadership Program (SCLP)

Power of Peer-to-Peer

Photovoltaic Power at KSU

Green Cup Challenge

VSCO Vitality: Sustainability and Identity

Give it Up For Good

sustainability & privilege

Sustainability in Housing: An Uphill Battle