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

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

Sustainability News

Mel Chin

Artist Mel Chin to speak at Appalachian on April 2 Mar 14, 2019

Appalachian State University welcomes conceptual artist Mel Chin on April 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Art, Sustainablity
IDEX students working

IDEXlab Teams Named Finalists for 2019 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Mar 4, 2019

On February 27, two teams of IDEXlab students from Appalachian State University were selected

Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, Sustainablity
Students mount solar array

Appalachian departments collaborate to build photovoltaic trailer Jan 24, 2019

Cameron Van Dyke, assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Applied Design, partnered with Brent Summerville, prac

Applied Design, Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, Sustainablity