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Sustainable Development Archive

Poetry readings held April 23 and 24 as part of National Poetry Month

BOONE—April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate The Scholars Bookshop in the University Bookstore at Appalachian State University will host readings by two local poets.

Adventurer Ken Ilgunas speaks April 8 at Appalachian

BOONE—Author and adventurer Ken Ilgunas will present his talk “Trespassing across America: One Man’s Epic, 1,700-mile (and sort of Illegal) Hike along the Keystone XL Pipeline” Tuesday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. in Belk Library and Information Commons Room 114 at Appalachian State University.

Author and social change advocate Fred Bahnson to speak April 3 at Appalachian

BOONE—Fred Bahnson, a national advocate for deliberate living and mindful relationships with food, will give two public lectures April 3 at Appalachian State University.

Pioneer of the local food movement speaks Oct. 31 at Appalachian

BOONE—Gary Paul Nabhan, internationally celebrated conservation scientist, writer, food and farming activist, and proponent of conserving the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity, will speak at Appalachian State University Oct. 31 at 4:30 p.m. in the McRae Peak Ballroom in Plemmons Student Union.

Ecofeminist Carol Adams discusses “Sexual Politics of Meat” Nov. 6

BOONE—Ecofeminist Carol Adams, author of “The Sexual Politics of Meat,” will present a slide-illustrated talk Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Appalachian State University. The program begins at 7 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Parkway Ballroom.

Oil legacies and sustainable futures on Mexico’s Gulf Coast discussed Oct. 23

BOONE—The Department of Anthropology presents “Oil Legacies and Sustainable Futures on Mexico’s Gulf Coast” on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Appalachian State University.

Students focus on sustainability during Homegrown Film Festival

BOONE—Mini-documentaries that were highlighted during Homegrown Film Festival: A Celebration of Sustainability in the High Country are now available online. Topics included sustainable agriculture, beer making and more.

Student film festival spotlights community sustainability efforts

BOONE—Students at Appalachian State University will host “Homegrown Film Festival: A Celebration of Sustainability in the High Country” on Wednesday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in Parkway Ballroom of the university’s Plemmons Student Union. This event is free and open to the public.

NEW LOCATION: Global Opportunities Conference held April 12 at Appalachian

BOONE—William Kamkwamba, co-author of the New York Times bestseller “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope,” will be the keynote speaker at the 5th Annual Global Opportunities Conference to be held Friday, April 12.