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Sustainability Archive

Solar energy products and developments discussed Sept. 17

BOONE—New solar energy products and developments will be discussed Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at Appalachian State University. The free presentation in Room 17 in Harper Hall is the first in a biweekly series on renewable energy organized and hosted by the Sustainable Energy Society and appropriate technology program at Appalachian.

More than 96 percent of Winkler Hall demolition debris recycled

BOONE—It took only seconds in early June to reduce the 11-story Winkler Hall at Appalachian State University to dust and rubble. Now the former residence hall site provides temporary green space for students after 96 percent of the debris has been recycled.

Appalachian’s Mountaineers play in zero-waste Kidd Brewer Stadium

BOONE—To help Appalachian State University meet its 90 percent waste diversion rate by 2022, Appalachian Athletics has partnered with the Physical Plant and Office of Sustainability to develop a zero waste stadium plan for the 2014 season.

University’s landscapers share talents with community to earn Master Gardener status

BOONE—Eleven members of Appalachian State University’s landscaping crew will soon be certified North Carolina Extension Master Gardeners through classes offered by the Watauga County N.C. Cooperative Extension Service in Boone.

Appalachian’s Energy Center will help improve life for Brazil’s catadores

BOONE—A community-based landfill gas project in Brazil piloted in 2009 by the Appalachian Energy Center located at Appalachian State University will soon become reality.

Amory Lovins to deliver keynote lecture at Appalachian Energy Summit

BOONE—The public is invited to attend the opening session of the third Annual Appalachian Energy Summit July 28 at Appalachian State University.

Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 entry reassembled in France

BOONE—Maison Reciprocity, Appalachian State University’s entry in the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014, has been reassembled on its Versailles, France, location, and voting for the People’s Choice Award closes July 11.

Appalachian included in Princeton Review’s 2014 “Guide to 332 Green Colleges”

BOONE—Appalachian State University is among the most environmentally responsible colleges listed in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition.” The guide was created in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) (http://www.usgbc.org).

Appalachian part of national competition that saved 3 million pounds of CO2 and 476,000 gallons of water

BOONE—Appalachian State University is among the 10 top universities recognized for energy reduction through the Campus Conservation Nationals 2014 (CCN) contest.