This slide from Bill Pfleger’s Sustainable Energy Speaker Series presentation displays Schneider Electric’s definition of a microgrid: “An integrated energy system consisting of interconnected loads and distributed energy resources (DER), which as an integrated system can be controlled as a single entity and operate in parallel with the grid or in an intentional islanded mode.” Image courtesy of Schneider Electric

Appalachian alumnus Bill Pfleger explores ‘The New Energy Landscape’ through microgrid technology
Dec 5, 2018

During the kick-off talk in Appalachian State University’s fall 2018 Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Alumni Edition, Bill Pfleger ’04 ’06 ’...

The Geobago from the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences

Renovated RV creates educational opportunities for Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Nov 12, 2018

The Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences salvaged a forgotten recreational vehicle and gave it new life—as a laboratory on wheels for...

Dr. Shea Tuberty, professor and assistant chair in Appalachian’s Department of Biology, far left, works with biology graduate students Grant Buckner, of Burnsville, center, and Cristina Sanders, of Taylorsville, to check water samples from a creek in Durham Park on campus just before the flooding associated with Hurricane Michael took place. Photo by Marie Freeman

Responding to flood threats — prevention and planning at Appalachian
Oct 29, 2018

BOONE, N.C. — Rain from recent back-to-back hurricanes put flood control measures to the test at Appalachian State University....

Hundreds of members from the Appalachian and local communities enjoy a sustainable meal of salad, baked potatoes and apple pie during the 2018 Community FEaST held on Appalachian’s Sanford Mall. The event is designed to bring people from all walks of life together to engage in conversations about the importance of a sustainable food system for all. Photo by Marie Freeman

Appalachian’s Community FEaST 2018 serves dialogue around sustainable food as main course
Oct 22, 2018

Approximately 300 members of the Appalachian State University Community — including students, faculty, staff and administrators — and the local Bo...

The first stop on the field trip was inside the Highway 105 Quarry operated by Vulcan Materials Company.

200 Geologists visit the High Country for a Carolina Geological Society Field Trip
Oct 17, 2018

The Carolina Geological Society’s 79th annual meeting took place in the high country in October with 200 geologists in attendance. The group took tw...

Photo of Dr. Todd Radenbaugh courtesy of the Trustees for Alaska.

Bristol Bay Alaska, Sockeye Salmon's Last Frontier
Oct 8, 2018

Dr. Todd RadenbaughTuesday, Oct. 9, 201812:30 p.m.Rankin Science West, Room 158This talk is free and open to the campus and community.Appalachian Stat...

Yellow birch leaves on Grandfather Mountain, photographed Sept. 23 — part of the 5–10 percent of local landscape Neufeld said was showing color that weekend. Photo by Howard Neufeld

'Fall Color Guy': Unprecedented warn weather is delaying fall leaf color
Oct 4, 2018

Biologist Dr. Howard Neufeld, Appalachian State University’s “Fall Color Guy,” says this year’s fall leaf color development is behind normal s...

Breece Robertson '00 on the Colorado Trail near Mount Shavano with her dogs Ellie and Maple.

Q and A with Breece Robertson, Trust for Public Land
Sep 24, 2018

Breece Robertson ’00M.A., Geography and PlanningJob Title:  VP and Director of Planning and GIS, as well as a TPL (Trust Public Land) fellowCom...

What is a forest carbon offset? According to its website, The Climate Trust defines a forest carbon offset as “a metric ton of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) — the emission of which is avoided or newly stored — that is purchased by greenhouse gas emitters to compensate for emissions occurring elsewhere.”

Appalachian Carbon Research Group awarded UNC System funding to develop accounting guidelines for forest carbon offset projects
Sep 18, 2018

Members of Appalachian State University’s Carbon Research Group (ACRG) will expand upon their multidisciplinary work through an inter-institutional ...

Community FEaST: Food Engagement and Storytelling

Community FEaST: Food Engagement and Storytelling
Sep 6, 2018

Community FEaSTTuesday, Oct. 16, 20184:30 - 6 p.m.Sanford MallThis event is free and the public is welcome.(A rain date is set for Thursday, Oct. 18, ...