Sustainability

Sustainability - a tradition, not a trend

Creative practice, visionary scholarship, innovative design and community engagement are the inspiration for sustainability efforts across the College of Fine and Applied Arts. The college recognizes that preserving ecological integrity, creating shared economic prosperity and supporting equitable and just societies involves re-thinking and re-imagining how we live at all levels. Faculty in departments across the college share the common purpose of transformative learning, where students are encouraged to think critically and creatively, to practice collaborative decision-making and responsible citizenship, to see themselves as part of the global community and to imagine their part in creating future scenarios that will enliven our human capacity to endure. The University's strategic plan and the College of Fine and Applied Arts' strategic vision motivate students, staff and faculty in our college to take sustainability seriously. We challenge ourselves to deepen our understanding of sustainability to include not only minimizing environmental, social and economic harm, but also to foster long-term thinking that supports life-affirming relationships of interdependence among people and the environment.

Sustainability Spotlight

Team Sunergy celebrates their second place win.

Appalachian’s Team Sunergy ties for second place in 2018 American Solar Challenge Jul 24, 2018

Appalachian State University’s solar vehicle team has secured a second-place tie in the 2018 American Solar Challenge (ASC), an internationa

Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, Sustainability Spotlight
Furniture design students

From the tree to the public Jul 11, 2018

Sustainably harvested lumber. The Japanese philosophy of Ma. Video documentaries. The WantedDesign showcase in New York City.

Sustainability Spotlight, Communication, Sustainable Development, Applied Design
Cameron and Rachael Van Dyke

The Future People: Creating Public Imagination [The Delaware Contemporary] Jun 26, 2018

Methods for transportation have played a part in the human experience for centuries, from horse and buggy, to cars, to airplanes, to the future... Applied Design, Sustainability Spotlight