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

The mobiLANDING

Appalachian students build research structure at Beech Mountain Jun 5, 2018

Students enrolled in the Integrative Design Experience Laboratory (IDEXlab) at Appalachian State University have completed the mobiLANDING, a... Sustainability Spotlight, Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment

John Lalevee

Furniture design student puts knowledge to practice with Appalachian’s Solar Vehicle Team May 23, 2018

During the 2017–18 year, industrial design student John Lalevee had the opportunity to fulfill a childhood dream by designing the body of Ap

Applied Design, Sustainability Spotlight
Aurora Figueroa-Benetti

Independent study with local farmer leads Appalachian student to cultivate a “new” fruit tree May 10, 2018

Aurora Figueroa-Benetti’s passion for sustainable agriculture led her to Appalachian State University’s Goodnight Family Department of

Sustainable Development, Sustainability Spotlight

Sustainability News

Students at the Tesla presentation

Tesla and Palmetto recruit ‘successful leaders’ in sustainability at Appalachian May 9, 2018

We need leaders and we need them now,” a representative from Tesla Inc. told students at Appalachian State University.

Sustainablity, Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment
2018 Chancellor's Innovation Scholars

STBE's Kevin Gamble named a 2018 Chancellor's Innovation Scholar Mar 1, 2018

Five Appalachian State University faculty members have been selected to receive the 2018 Appalachian Innovation Scholars Program (AISP) awards.... Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, Sustainablity