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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.

Students prepare Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 entry for cross-Atlantic journey

BOONE—Thirty-four students from Appalachian State University will soon begin packing for a 4,000-plus mile trip to Versailles, France. But before they pack their luggage, they first have to prepare their 1,200-square foot house for the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 competition.

Nurturing a sustainable campus

Chancellor Kenneth E. Peacock is one of seven individuals to receive the Appalachian State University Sustainability Council’s Wild Turkey Award. The award honors members of the campus community who have made significant contributions to sustainability.

Mobility program to be offered monthly for the elderly

BOONE—To help older adults learn how to prevent falls, Appalachian State University’s BlueShield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services will begin offering free monthly CHAMP screenings at the Lois E. Harrill Senior Center April through November.

Appalachian’s Walker College of Business to offer sustainable business minor

BOONE—The Department of Management in the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University will offer a sustainable business minor to meet a growing demand in industry for businesses to be more environmentally and socially responsible.

Adventurer Ken Ilgunas speaks April 8 at Appalachian

BOONE—Author and adventurer Ken Ilgunas will present his talk “Trespassing across America: One Man’s Epic, 1,700-mile (and sort of Illegal) Hike along the Keystone XL Pipeline” Tuesday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. in Belk Library and Information Commons Room 114 at Appalachian State University.