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Appalachian selected for 21st Century Conservation Service Corps program

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s longtime partnership with the Blue Ridge Parkway and other National Park Service units has led to the university’s inclusion in the U.S. Department of the Interior’s 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Program (21CSC).

Student volunteers help add to university’s treescape

BOONE—Landscape Services employees and student volunteers planted 64 trees on Appalachian State University’s campus Oct 21-22.

Appalachian among greenest schools in the nation

BOONE—Appalachian State University is the 22nd greenest college in the United States according to Sierra magazine’s “Cool Schools of 2014.”

Sustainability research forum held Oct. 22

BOONE—The first Sustainability Research Forum will be held Oct. 22 at Appalachian State University to highlight the sustainability-focused scholarly activities and creative endeavors of Appalachian’s distinguished faculty.

Climate activist Timothy DeChristopher speaks Oct. 20 at Appalachian

BOONE—Well-known climate activist Timothy DeChristopher will speak Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University.

Award-winning conservationist Jay Leutze to speak at Appalachian Oct. 6

BOONE—Award-winning conservationist and author Jay Erskine Leutze will present a public lecture titled “Standing Up Mountains: The Challenge Continues” on Monday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in Room 421 Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian earns Tree Campus USA certification

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received Tree Campus USA certification from the Arbor Day Foundation. The certification process was a collaborative effort between the Department of Biology, Department of Geography and Planning, Physical Plant and New River Light and Power.

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.