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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.

Appalachian celebrates Earth day with a month of events

BOONE—The Office of Sustainability at Appalachian State University presents Earth Month throughout April with more than 40 events dedicated to promoting sustainability on campus, in the local communities and around the globe. All events are free and open to the public.

Renewable energy workshops begin April 11 at Appalachian

BOONE—A series of workshops focusing on renewable energy and other topics will be held beginning in April at Appalachian State University. The workshops are sponsored by the Appalachian Energy Center.

Lectures on mountain regions of Ukraine and Spain presented March 26

BOONE—Scholars from Ukraine and Spain will present lectures on mountain regions in their home countries Wednesday, March 26, from 2-5 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Table Rock Room at Appalachian State University. The final lecture will compare literary representations of Andalusia and Appalachia.