Sustainability Spotlight

Cameron Van Dyke sits with his wife and students at their sustainable community

App State professor builds small sustainable community with students Aug 23, 2022

Over the last four years, App State professor Cameron Van Dyke has embarked on an incredible journey of design and sustainability by creating a small community of tiny homes about 12 minutes from Sustainability Spotlight, Sustainablity
Armed to Farm at App State hosted a week-long training for 30 participating veteran farmers from the southeastern United States.

Armed to Farm Program Teaches 30 Veterans how to Farm Aug 17, 2022

From Aug.25-29, the Frontline to Farm program hosted Armed to Farm, a week-long training for 30 participating farmers from the southeastern United States. Sustainability Spotlight
Jack Martin

Appalachian professor works with Light Electric Vehicle Association to offer campus classes, training abroad Apr 25, 2019

Jack Martin, senior lecturer in the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment at Appalachian State University, has partnered... Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, Sustainability Spotlight

Holland Fellows workshop

Collaborative design thinking workshop focuses on eliminating plastic waste Mar 28, 2019

Education at Appalachian State University means preparing students to live as engaged global citizens working to create a sustainable future for... Sustainability Spotlight, Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, Fine and Applied Arts

Dr. Jeremy Ferrell in Peru

Appalachian’s international collaboration yields renewable solutions for Peru village Mar 21, 2019

During summer 2018, a group of Appalachian State University students traversed Peru — from the heights of Machu Picchu down to the gateway o

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IDEX students presenting ideas

LIFE Village funds collaboration with Appalachian to design homes for adults with autism Mar 7, 2019

After the successful completion of an off-the-shelf tiny home for nonprofit LIFE Village Inc.

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Chefs visit farm

Expanded partnership increases access to sustainable food on Appalachian’s campus Mar 1, 2019

To grow the campus farm-to-dining hall partnership, expand the amount of local food available to students, faculty and staff, Appalachian State... Sustainable Development, Sustainability Spotlight

Students view exhibition

A growing learning community: Climate Stories Collaborative at Appalachian teaches students and faculty alike Feb 28, 2019

Sustainability has long been a core value shared by faculty, staff and students at Appalachian State University.

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School bus

Appalachian art professor creates classroom space using a bus with solar panels Feb 8, 2019

Creativity and sustainability – at Appalachian State University, these two values often go hand-in-hand.

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Patrick Ross in Madagascar

Appalachian student and Gilman Award recipient conducts independent study in Madagascar Feb 6, 2019

During fall 2018, senior sustainable development major Patrick Ross embarked on the journey of a lifetime to the remote forest of Anjana

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Caleb and Christain

Appalachian alumni launch Pubcycle of Boone Jan 31, 2019

In May 2018, the Town of Boone welcomed an innovative new business, designed to promote sustainable transportation, local nightlife and safety... Sustainability Spotlight, Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment