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

Sustainability News

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

Covered Bridge Park

Appalachian students design park plan for Tennessee city Feb 28, 2018

An expression wall, solar panel lighting and an in-ground amphitheater were just a few of the ideas that a group of Appalachian State University... Sustainablity, Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment

First sausage delivery

Sustainable Development and Food Services foster farm-to-table initiative on campus Feb 9, 2018

Appalachian State University’s Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable Development has partnered with Food Services to provide local food

Sustainablity, Sustainable Development