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Presentation and discussion of the global garment industry and its labor held March 17

BOONE—A presentation and discussion of the global garment industry and the exploitation of labor will be held Thursday, March 17, at 7 p.m. in Price Lake Room in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Appalachian and NTE Carolinas LLC enter long-term power purchase agreement

BOONE—New River Light and Power Company (New River), an operating unit of Appalachian State University, has entered an agreement to purchase electricity from NTE Carolinas LLC (NTE) from Jan.1, 2022 through Dec. 31, 2038. NTE was chosen from a field of wholesale power suppliers that submitted proposals to the university. After thorough review, university officials concluded that NTE’s proposal best meets the needs of the university’s electric utility and its customers.

Discarded books from Belk Library and Information Commons available for purchase

BOONE—Are you a bibliophile? Would you like a chance to add to your collection while advancing sustainability at Appalachian State University?

Belk Library and Information Commons has been culling their stacks, and while the discarded volumes are slated to be recycled, a focus on Appalachian’s commitment to Zero Waste by creating reuse opportunities means the books are available for purchase.

Visiting filmmaker screens award-winning documentary Feb. 16

BOONE— Filmmaker Chad Stevens will screen his award-winning documentary “Overburden” Feb. 16 at Appalachian State University. The presentation is part of the Sustainability Film Series on campus. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. in I.G. Greer Theater. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Geology faculty and students contribute to better understanding of early climate change during the Devonian and Carboniferous Periods

BOONE—A five-year UNESCO and International Union of Geological Sciences project on the interaction between climate change and the earth’s biodiversity, IGCP 596, has culminated in the book “Planet Earth – In Deep Time,” co-edited by Professor Johnny Waters at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian’s sustainability initiatives recognized in Washington, D.C.

BOONE—Appalachian State University was one of 38 institutions of higher learning invited to participate in the American Campuses Act on Climate Roundtable Nov. 19 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C. The event was hosted by the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

Environmental writer Jimmy Guignard holds reading and book signing Nov. 19 at Appalachian

BOONE—On Nov. 19, environmental writer Jimmy Guignard will read from “Pedaling the Sacrifice Zone: Teaching, Writing, and Living about the Marcellus Shale” about living, working and raising a family in the middle of the hydrofracking boom in Pennsylvania.

Professor joins project to help veterans become farmers

BOONE—Helping former soldiers transition to farming to help meet the nation’s food system needs is a goal of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Appalachian State University is part of that effort.

Appalachian student/faculty delegation presents at conference in Romania

BOONE—A delegation from the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University traveled to Brasov, Romania, recently to present research at the Appalachians/Carpathians: Researching, Documenting, and Preserving Highland Traditions conference. Held at Transylvania University of Braşov, the conference brought together a group of international scholars to discuss sustainable development in global mountain regions.