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Sustainability Archive

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.

Soledad O’Brien to speak April 1 at Appalachian

BOONE—Award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor and producer Soledad O’Brien will speak April 1 at Appalachian State University.

Environmental Humanities Symposium held April 4 at Appalachian

BOONE—An Environmental Humanities Symposium will be held Friday, April 4, at Appalachian State University in Plemmons Student Union’s Price Lake Room.

‘Toxic Debt’ documentaries to be shown March 26

BOONE—“Toxic Debt: documentaries on the past and future of waste” will be presented by filmmaker Phoebe Brush at 7 p.m. March 26 at Appalachian State University in Room 114 of Belk Library and Information Commons.

Social Justice Week observed March 19-28 with public events

BOONE—Social Justice Week will be observed at Appalachian State University March 19-28, featuring a Concert for Justice, documentaries on hunger and nuclear weapons, a Rwandan genocide survivor’s story, a night of TED-inspired talks, and more. The public is invited.

Westerman to serve as sustainability fellow beginning in fall 2014

BOONE—Management professor Jim Westerman has been appointed as a sustainability fellow at Appalachian State University for the 2014-16 academic years.

Program on building sustainable communities presented Feb. 25

BOONE—A program on building sustainable communities in Western North Carolina will be presented Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Appalachian State University by Dewayne Barton, environmental justice artist and co-founder of Green Opportunities in Asheville. Sponsored by the Department of Sustainable Development in Appalachian’s College of Fine and Applied Arts, the presentation runs from 6:30-8 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Parkway Ballroom. The public is invited to attend.