University Sustainability

Defining Sustainability since 1899
Legends parking lot is home to Appalachian’s 4-plug solar-powered EV charging station.
Legends parking lot is home to Appalachian’s 4-plug solar-powered EV charging station.

Sustainability Council

The Sustainability Council, comprised of more than 70 administrators, faculty, students and staff, is charged with setting and executing the vision for sustainability on our campus and in our community. Twelve sub-committees, listed below, actively focus on specific initiatives.

  • Zero Waste
  • Natural Environment
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Grants & Funding
  • Curriculum and Research
  • Social Justice
  • Sustainability in the Arts
  • Assessment and Data
  • Outreach and Engagement
  • Sustainable Food
  • Health & Wellness
  • Energy Efficiency

Get Involved with the Sustainability Council

If you are interested in joining the Sustainability Council, please contact Alice Gryder or by phone at 828.262.2659.