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

Students work on the farm

Appalachian donates fresh produce to local organizations for residents in need Aug 24, 2017

This summer, students and faculty in Appalachian State University’s Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable Development forged a unique p

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Follow Appalachian's Solar Vehicle Team at the 2017 Formula Sun Grand Prix this week Jul 5, 2017

July 3-9, at the Circuit of The Americas racetrack in Austin, Texas, 15 Appalachian students will return for the second year to the Formula Sun... Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, Sustainability Spotlight

Sustainability News

Appalachian State University & Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture to host The 2017 Food Summit Oct 13, 2017

The 2017 Food Summit, a gathering of scholars, farmers, and food lovers, is organized around the theme... Fine and Applied Arts, Sustainablity

Team Sunergy finishes in second place at the 2017 Formula Sun Grand Prix

Appalachian State solar vehicle places second in international track race Jul 10, 2017

Solar-powered Appalachian State University’s Team Sunergy took second place at the 2017 Formula Sun Grand Prix after hundreds of hours of pr

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Rendering of the student design

Student team places second in national Race to Zero Competition May 5, 2017

Team Appalachian [In]sight, a group of seven graduate and undergraduate students representing Appalachian State University’s Department of S

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