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Sustainability Archive

Visiting filmmaker screens award-winning documentary Feb. 16

BOONE— Filmmaker Chad Stevens will screen his award-winning documentary “Overburden” Feb. 16 at Appalachian State University. The presentation is part of the Sustainability Film Series on campus. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. in I.G. Greer Theater. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Geology faculty and students contribute to better understanding of early climate change during the Devonian and Carboniferous Periods

BOONE—A five-year UNESCO and International Union of Geological Sciences project on the interaction between climate change and the earth’s biodiversity, IGCP 596, has culminated in the book “Planet Earth – In Deep Time,” co-edited by Professor Johnny Waters at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian’s sustainability initiatives recognized in Washington, D.C.

BOONE—Appalachian State University was one of 38 institutions of higher learning invited to participate in the American Campuses Act on Climate Roundtable Nov. 19 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C. The event was hosted by the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

Environmental writer Jimmy Guignard holds reading and book signing Nov. 19 at Appalachian

BOONE—On Nov. 19, environmental writer Jimmy Guignard will read from “Pedaling the Sacrifice Zone: Teaching, Writing, and Living about the Marcellus Shale” about living, working and raising a family in the middle of the hydrofracking boom in Pennsylvania.

Professor joins project to help veterans become farmers

BOONE—Helping former soldiers transition to farming to help meet the nation’s food system needs is a goal of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Appalachian State University is part of that effort.

Appalachian student/faculty delegation presents at conference in Romania

BOONE—A delegation from the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University traveled to Brasov, Romania, recently to present research at the Appalachians/Carpathians: Researching, Documenting, and Preserving Highland Traditions conference. Held at Transylvania University of Braşov, the conference brought together a group of international scholars to discuss sustainable development in global mountain regions.

Appalachian receives national Climate Leadership Award

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received a national Climate Leadership Award from Second Nature, a national nonprofit agency, and the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Center for Green Schools.

David Levy explores the digital environment and mindfulness Oct. 21

BOONE—David Levy will explore the connection between today’s digital environment and mindfulness during an Oct. 21 talk at Appalachian State University. His presentation, titled “Mindful Tech: Finding Balance in an Age of Overload and Distraction,” will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Parkway Ballroom. Levy’s talk is part of Belk Library and Information Commons’ Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Lecture Series.

Lettuce Learn to host garden-based professional development series for educators

BOONE—Appalachian State University and Lettuce Learn are offering a series of four-hour workshops to help educators incorporate gardening into their curriculum. From 1-5 p.m. Sept. 26, Lettuce Learn, Appalachian’s Mathematics and Science Education Center and Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department will host “Local Food Systems 101,” the first of four “Lettuce Learn Garden SMARTs” workshops at a local small-scale family farm in Zionville.