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Appalachian’s sustainable development department to host author Jeff Biggers Feb. 17

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—The Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable Development at Appalachian State University welcomes author, performer and educator Jeff Biggers at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 for his multimedia theatrical piece “An Evening at the Ecopolis: Envisioning a Regenerative City.”

Former coal miner Nick Mullins to present ‘Blood on the Mountain’ Feb. 21 as part of Appalachian’s Sustainability Film Series

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Nick Mullins, a former coal miner interviewed in the film “Blood on the Mountain,” will introduce the award-winning documentary Feb. 21 during the Sustainability Film Series at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian graduate assistant advances bike-friendly campus, is instrumental in earning Bike Friendly University Award℠

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University Outdoor Programs graduate assistant Chris Bartram was given his first bike, a spray-painted hand-me-down, when he was 5 years old.

Appalachian State University recognized for reducing energy use

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University has received a Utility Savings Initiative Achievement award from the N.C. Utility Savings Initiative and the N.C. Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service.

Appalachian named one of Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges: 2016 Edition

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University is one of 361 colleges and universities across the nation included in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 361 Green Colleges: 2016 Edition.

Environmental science major Tara Early creates prize-winning research poster, is honored by SETAC

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—Tara Early of Morehead City just graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science. She is now applying to graduate schools, and her experiences as a researcher at Appalachian have helped make her a strong candidate for some of the best doctoral-level toxicology labs and programs in the country.

Ball named director of sustainability at Appalachian

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Following a national search, Dr. Lee F. Ball Jr. has been named director of sustainability at Appalachian State University. Ball has held the position on an interim basis since June 2015.

Appalachian included in Sierra magazine’s 2016 list of greenest colleges and universities

By University Communications

BOONE—Sierra magazine has released its 2016 list of “Cool Schools” and once again Appalachian State University is included among the nation’s 201 “greenest” colleges and universities.

Appalachian State University earns highest overall sustainability ranking by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

By Elisabeth B. Wall

BOONE—Appalachian State University has been recognized as a top performer in the 2016 Sustainable Campus Index, achieving the highest ranking overall, No. 1, among master’s institutions. The university also ranked No. 2 in the area of curriculum and No. 5 in buildings.