Sustainability

Alton C. Byers, Ph.D. is a mountain geographer, conservationist and mountaineer specializing in applied research, high altitude ecosystems, climate change, glacier hazards and integrated conservation and development programs. Photo submitted.

Notes from the Field: Geologic and Climate Change Impacts on Nepal’s Glaciers
Mar 1, 2019

Monday, March 11, 20195 - 6 p.m.Turchin Center Lecture Hall, Room 1102Alton C. Byers, Ph.D. is a mountain geographer, conservationist and mountaineer ...

Dr. Cole Edwards, assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, takes measurements of sedimentary rocks in Nevada. Photo submitted

Dr. Cole Edwards emphasizes fieldwork in studying geological history
Feb 20, 2019

Dr. Cole Edwards’ specialty is investigating the causes of life and death — with evidence that is about 400 million years old....

Some members of Appalachian's Carbon Research Group pictured from left to right: Kaitlyn Burkett, senior, Actuarial Sciences; Henning Tovar, graduate student, Political Science; Dr. Tatyana Ruseva, Associate Professor, Department of Government and Justice Studies; Dr. Gregg Marland, research faculty member with RIEEE and the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences; Dr. Tammy Kowalczyk, Interim Director RIEEE and Jamie Hedrick, graduate student, Political Science. Current members not pictured, Dr

Department of Energy changes give Appalachian State an opportunity to continue carbon emission reporting for Global solutions
Feb 18, 2019

The year 2017 was a threshold year for global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) to the atmosphere and for global climate change. Carbon dioxide is emi...

Dr. Sarah Evans, hydrogeologist and assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences. Photo submitted

Dr. Sarah Evans makes hydrogeology studies relevant to everyday life
Feb 14, 2019

Dr. Sarah Evans never wants her lectures to be dry — particularly since her subject is water: its movement, quality and interactions on and below th...

Mountain Film Series Poster with images of the 3 films: Force Majeure, Snowpiercer and Goodbye Solo.

Mountain Film Series, part of the International Mountain Studies Symposium
Jan 14, 2019

Mountain Film Series, Spring 2019Wednesday, Jan. 23Tuesday, Feb. 5Tuesday, Feb. 26Screenings at 6 p.m.Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 114Fr...

Mathematical Sciences graphic

Report on MPE & Sustainability in the Classroom
Jan 13, 2019

Tyrel Winebarger, Alana Baird, Department of Mathematics Sciences, Appalachian State UniversityFriday, Jan. 18, 20193-4 p.m.Walker Hall...

Poster image: Mark Bray and Eli Meyerhoff will discuss the historical context and enduring legacies of Francisco Ferrer’s Modern School, an anarchist living-learning cooperative founded in Manhattan in 1911.

Department of Anthropology presents: "Revolutionary Pedagogy: Anarchist Education and the Modern School"
Jan 7, 2019

CANCELLEDThursday, January 24, 20196:15 p.m.Parkway Ballroom, Plemmons Student UnionThis event is free and open to the publicMark Bray, Dartmouth Coll...

Appalachian is one of 61 Bee Campuses across the nation providing safe, sustainable habitats for pollinators. Appalachian received the designation from the The Xerces Society. Illustration courtesy of The Xerces Society Inc.

‘Beefriending’ pollinators
Jan 6, 2019

The Xerces Society has recognized Appalachian State University for providing a safe campus with sustainable habitats for some of its smallest, and one...

Climate Stories Collaborative Collage

Climate Stories Collaborative Showcase 2019
Jan 2, 2019

In April 2019, the Climate Stories Collaborative will host a showcase of works produced by students enrolled in courses across the univ...

A long distance view of mountains. Photo by Marie Freeman.

International Mountain Studies Symposium open call for Participants
Dec 19, 2018

Appalachian State University will bring together three influential, international academics in mountain studies as keynote speakers and twelve interna...