Section Navigation



Sustainability Archive

Student team places second in national Race to Zero Competition

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—Team Appalachian [In]sight, a group of seven graduate and undergraduate students representing Appalachian State University’s Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, placed second in the “Suburban Single-Family Housing” category at the fourth annual Race to Zero Competition. The event, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), was held at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colorado April 22-23.

Registration for upcoming Appalachian Energy Center workshops still open

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Appalachian Energy Center is offering these workshops over the next three weeks:

Concept for turning corn chip oil into biodiesel fuel earns Appalachian students second place in international Food Solutions Challenge

By Haley Childers

BOONE, N.C.—What has 18 wheels and runs on corn chips? Thanks to a food solution from two Appalachian State University students, a chip producer’s transportation fleet well could.

Appalachian students partner with biomaterials company, build sustainable products

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—Furniture designer Alyssa Coletti is determined to expand student exposure to and experience with sustainable design. An adjunct instructor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Applied Design in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, she teaches just one or two courses per semester with the goal of providing a unique, hands-on experience for her students.

Appalachian chosen to launch Worldwatch Institute’s 2017 EarthEd State of the World report, Thursday, April 20

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—How do educators prepare the world’s population for the predicted collateral damage of climate change over the course of this century: emerging diseases, food shortages, drought and waterlogged cities?

Two April lectures to complement ‘Collective Vigilance’ exhibition at Appalachian’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University will present two lectures in April that complement “Collective Vigilance: Speaking for the New River,” an exhibit on view at the center through July 29.

UNC GA grant supports Appalachian, New River Light and Power and energy research across UNC system

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Over the past decade, Appalachian State University has amassed one of the largest and the most diverse portfolio of renewable energy facilities in the state of North Carolina. The university is home to the state’s largest wind turbine and leader of the Appalachian Energy Summit – an initiative that has saved the University of North Carolina system, together with industry partners, close to $500 million in avoided energy costs over the past six years.

Cambodian labor organizer and delegate to U.N. Conference on the Status of Women to speak at Appalachian March 30

By Dr. Gregory Reck

BOONE, N.C.—Sophorn Yang, president of the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU) and a delegate to the United Nations Conference on the Status of Women, will speak at Appalachian State University on Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m. The presentation will be in the Gordon Gathering Hall, Room 124, in the Reich College of Education building. The event is free and open to the public.

Appalachian’s “Say What?” presentations on freedom of speech to include 5 nationally recognized speakers; several timely topics to be addressed

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Five speakers, all experts in their fields, will deliver lectures and/or lead discussions during “Say What?: Examining Freedom of Speech at App State,” a weeklong series of events beginning March 23 on the campus of Appalachian State University. All “Say What?” presentations are free and open to the public; see http://diversity.appstate.edu/saywhat for a full schedule.