Sustainability

A heavy snowfall blankets the campus of Appalachian State University — one of five universities selected nationally to conduct rural climate resiliency research as part of AT&T’s Climate Resiliency Community Challenge. The Appalachian research team will suggest opportunities for improving access to services in rural communities. For example, expanded broadband is a critical component for overcoming obstacles created by weather cancellations. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State awarded AT&T grant to examine climate change resiliency, community impact
Feb 24, 2020

 AT&T has selected Appalachian State University as one of five universities nationally to conduct research designed to help communities ...

Dr. Baker Perry, professor in Appalachian’s Department of Geography and Planning, on a study abroad in Pucarumi, Peru, at an altitude of 13,500 feet. Photo by Marie Freeman

Find Your Sustain Ability: Dr. Baker Perry
Jan 28, 2020

Host Dr. Lee F. Ball visits with climate scientist and Appalachian geography and planning professor Dr. Baker Perry. Perry shares details about his re...

This aerial photo shows the rows of photovoltaic (PV) panels installed atop Appalachian’s Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State creates ‘roadmap to climate neutrality’
Jan 3, 2020

Appalachian State University’s new Climate Action Plan will be released April 22, 2020 — the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.The plan, authored...

Appalachian alumnus Jake Dorsett ’18, left, and his research mentor, Dr. Scott Marshall, professor in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences (GES), view their three-dimensional model of faults and earthquake locations in California’s Imperial Valley. Photo by Marie Freeman

Appalachian graduate’s research advances the understanding of earthquakes
Nov 20, 2019

While an undergraduate at Appalachian State University, Jake Dorsett ’18 conducted some earthshaking research that was recently published ...

Dr. Cara Fiore, visiting assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Biology, dives off the coast of Bocas del Toro, Panama, during her summer 2019 research to study sea sponge filtration. Photo courtesy of Dr. Cara Fiore

App State receives more than $600K from NSF in support of sea sponge research
Oct 31, 2019

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Dr. Cara Fiore, visiting assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Depa...

Appalachian alumna Tasse Little ’86, from Charlotte, is a member of the Appalachian Builds a Home planning committee. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Mountaineer alumna picks up her hammer to help with App Builds a Home
Oct 2, 2019

Tasse Little ’86 combines two of her passions — Appalachian State University and Habitat for Humanity — into her role on the planning team for&n...

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"Dirt" as Artifact: Geoarchaeology and the Study of "Prepared Surfaces"
Sep 25, 2019

The Department of Anthropology Presents: "Dirt" as Artifact: Geoarchaeology and the Study of "Prepared Surfaces" with Dr. Sarah C. Sherwood ...

Participants last year on Sanford Mall enjoying Community FEaST at Appalachian State. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette.

Community FEaST 2019: Food Engagement and Storytelling
Sep 23, 2019

AppalFRESH, the Appalachian Food Research for Equity Sustainability and Health Collaborative is hosting the third annual Community FEaST (Food En...

Brock Long ’97 ’99, executive chairman of Hagerty Consulting. Photo Submitted

‘Emergency Management: Successes, Challenges and Community Involvement’ panel discussion with Brock Long, executive chairman of Hagerty Consulting
Sep 19, 2019

Brock Long, former administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), along with several local emergency services management members, wi...

“When Everything Beyond the Walls Is Wild: Being a Woman Outdoors in America” by Lilace Mellin Guignard - Book jacket cover image, photo submitted.

What Happens When Women Hear the Call of the Wild?
Sep 19, 2019

“When Everything Beyond the Walls Is Wild: Being a Woman Outdoors in America” with poet and award winning author Lilace Mellin GuignardTuesday, Oc...