Sustainability

Register for the Zoom event Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Partnerships at Appalachian with Dr. Matt Estep, Dr. Christine Hendren and Dr. Mark Spond

Last CAS Zoomer: Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Partnerships at Appalachian
Apr 13, 2021

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
5-6 p.m.
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This event is free and open to the campus and community...

College News, Events, Alumni, Sustainability
Caroline Fehlman, sophomore and undergraduate research assistant for the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences. Photo Submitted.

Sophomore Contributes to Essential Climate Change Research
Jan 29, 2021

Caroline Fehlman, from Jefferson, North Carolina, although only a sophomore, is already playing a role in influential research. She is currently assisting Appalachian State University scientists and researchers in analyzing climate change and sustainable development goals. 

College News, Students, Grants and Research, Sustainability
Billy and Del Hunt Helton ’79, photo submitted.

Putting College First: App State alum creates pathway for faculty support
Jan 28, 2021

Del Hunt Helton saw firsthand how private support for faculty could transform teaching and learning experiences for hundreds of students.

College News, Alumni, Sustainability, Support
This October 2020 photo shows a free-flowing New River, unimpeded by the Payne Branch dam that was removed from its Middle Fork as part of the grant-funded environmental restoration project completed by Appalachian State University’s New River Light and Power. Young trees planted near the river as part of the project are visible in the foreground and will help stabilize the river’s banks. Photo by Matt Makdad

How New River got its flow back: App State’s NRLP completes Payne Branch environmental restoration project
Jan 27, 2021

After nearly three months of demolition, construction and restoration efforts, New River Light and Power (NRLP) — Appalachian State University’s nonprofit electric utility — has completed its grant-funded project to remove the

College News, Outreach and Community Engagement, Grants and Research, Sustainability
Appalachian State University scientists Dr. Gregg Marland, left and Dr. Dennis Gilfillan ’08 are among 86 scientists worldwide who contributed their expertise to the Global Carbon Project’s 2020 Global Carbon Budget — an annual, in-depth report on the amount of CO2 produced by the world’s nations and how much enters the ocean, is taken up by growing plants or accumulates in the atmosphere. Marland holds a dual appointment as an adjunct research professor in App State’s Department of Geological and Environme

Climate change and the rise of CO2: App State scientists contribute to 2020 Global Carbon Budget
Jan 19, 2021

The Global Carbon Project (GCP) has released its annual 2020 Global Carbon Budget, which estimates CO2 emissions for the year have decreased by 2.4 billion tons — the largest drop ever recorded, according to GCP.

College News, Faculty and Staff, Grants and Research, Sustainability
Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science explains the zoombox capabilites over a zoom call.

A New Way to Zoom: App State Computer Science Professor’s Design
Dec 9, 2020

Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, department chair and professor in the Department of Computer Science, has helped design and build an inexpensive way to read documents over Zoom calls.

College News, Faculty and Staff, Grants and Research, STEM, Sustainability
A worm on the carapace of a New River crayfish. Photo by Wayne Van Devender.

Worm and Crayfish mutualism affects entire stream ecosystems
Dec 3, 2020

A recent paper by researchers at Appalachian State University and Virginia Tech, published in the journal Ecology, titled: “Strong effects of a mutualism on freshwater community structure,” shows how some small worms can influence entire

College News, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, Grants and Research, Sustainability
Jules Bott, executive chef in Appalachian State University’s Campus Dining, preps food for one of the meals offered through App State’s Meals for Mountaineers program. The meals will be available for pickup on weekdays by students, faculty and staff Dec. 11–Jan. 14, 2021. Photo by Rachel Butts

Free meals for App State faculty, students and staff in need over extended winter break
Dec 1, 2020

A longer-than-usual winter break during the pandemic and an outpouring of support from the university and community have spurred Campus Dining at Appalachian State University to offer free, chef-inspired meals to those in need in the Appalachi

College News, Faculty and Staff, Students, Outreach and Community Engagement, Sustainability