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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.

Energy savings at Appalachian State University – making strides toward a just and sustainable future

Sustainability at Appalachian State University is not a trend, it is a tradition. We are active stewards of our state’s interconnected financial, cultural and natural resources. Through engaged scholarship, we balance critical, creative and global thinking in a living laboratory, transforming theory into practice and fostering responsible citizenship. – Statement of Sustainability in Appalachian’s strategic plan

By University Communications

Appalachian State University Sustainability Investment Committee takes a stand for impact investing

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE—Call it what you will – “sustainable” or “impact” investing, “doing business for good,” “doing good to do well.” It boils down to companies, organizations and institutions investing funds or resources with the intention to generate positive social and environmental impact while reaping a financial return.

Faculty, student researchers at Appalachian State University and UNC Asheville research threatened plant species

By University Communications

BOONE and ASHEVILLE—Professors and student researchers from Appalachian State University’s and UNC Asheville’s Departments of Biology have partnered in a federally funded project to assess several aspects of an imperiled plant in western parts of North Carolina and Virginia.