Sustainability

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 the Earth’s surface.

College News, Sustainability, Faculty and Staff
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 2019 Wednesday, Jan. 23
Tuesday, Feb. 5
Tuesday, Feb. 26

Screenings at 6 p.m.
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 114

College News, Events, Sustainability, Global Learning
Mathematical Sciences graphic

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

Tyrel Winebarger, 
Alana Baird, 
Department of Mathematics Sciences, Appalachian State University

Friday, Jan. 18, 2019
3-4 p.m.
Walker Hall, Room 103A 

This talk is free and open to the public

College News, Events, Sustainability
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

CANCELLED

Thursday, January 24, 2019
6:15 p.m.
Parkway Ballroom, Plemmons Student Union

College News, Events, Sustainability
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 might say, most productive black and gold members — bees.

University News, College News, Awards and Honors, Sustainability
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 university.* This exhibit and associated events at

Faculty and Staff, Sustainability, Events
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 international mountain studies scholars as core presenters to engage with students, faculty and the community at Appalachian for a one day International...

Global Learning, Events, Grants and Research, Sustainability
2019 New River Symposium

2019 New River Symposium – Call for Presentations
Dec 12, 2018

The biannual New River Symposium celebrates the ecological and social values of the New River bringing together the river’s diverse constituents, while providing a forum for partnership, research and policy development.

College News, Events, Sustainability
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 ’13 said the U.S.

College News, Alumni, Sustainability
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 elementary school children.

College News, Sustainability