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Team from Appalachian part of Race to Zero Student Design Competition

BOONE—Appalachian State University is one of 39 teams, and the only university from North Carolina, that will compete in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Race to Zero Student Design Competition at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colorado, April 18-20. The teams represent 33 schools across the United States, Canada, Norway and China.

Lecture on ‘Coping with the Cascading Crises of Our World’ presented March 26

BOONE—Author, activist and journalism professor Robert Jensen will speak on “Coping with the Cascading Crises of Our World” Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Blue Ridge Ballroom at Appalachian State University.

Economics scholar Deirdre N. McCloskey to speak at Appalachian’s world history and economics conference

BOONE—Dr. Deirdre N. McCloskey will be the keynote speaker at the Appalachian Spring – Tenth Annual Conference in World History and Economics held April 10-11 at Appalachian State University.

Civil rights activist Mary Frances Berry speaks March 23 at Appalachian

BOONE—Dr. Mary Frances Berry will present “Whatever Happened to the Civil Rights Movement?” Monday, March 23, as part of the 2014-15 Forum Series at Appalachian State University. The series theme is “The Civil Rights Act After 50 Years: Is There Justice for All Now?”

Spring renewable energy and energy efficiency workshop series begins April 10

BOONE—The Appalachian Energy Center at Appalachian State University will host a series of renewable energy and energy efficiency workshops on campus beginning April 10.

UNC System avoided $103 million in utility costs in 2013-14

By Elisabeth Wall, Office of Sustainability

BOONE—The University of North Carolina System avoided $103 million in utility costs in the 2013-14 academic year, according to Len Hoey, energy engineering manager at the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Perfect lawns aren’t perfect for the environment, research shows

BOONE—The continued quest for the perfect lawn contributes to global warming.

Julian Bond to speak at Appalachian’s MLK commemoration Jan. 23

BOONE—Civil rights activist and professor Julian Bond will speak Jan. 23 for the 31st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration at Appalachian State University.

Sustainability Film Series begins Jan. 20

Panelists include N.Y. Times bestselling author Colin Campbell

BOONE—The 2015 Sustainability Film Series at Appalachian State University begins Jan. 20 with the screening of “Fed Up,” which examines America’s obesity epidemic.