Sustainability

The College of Arts and Sciences and Sustainability

The College of Arts and Sciences upholds a standard of sustainability in a variety of ways. Our faculty and students pursue an active and interdisciplinary approach to sustainability research. Below are ways in which our college is engaging with sustainable initiatives in their research and work. For more information about how each department is involved with sustainability please see individual tabs to the left.

Sustainability News

Dr. Baker Perry, professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geography and Planning, speaks with a group of students on a 2018 research trip to the Quelccaya Ice Cap in Peru. Photo by Marie Freeman

Dr. Baker Perry inspires — and requires — students to reach new heights

Dr. Baker Perry, professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geography and Planning, is recognized as one of the world’s top ex...

Dr. Steven J. Hageman, professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences. Photo by Marie Freeman

Solving geological mysteries

Dr. Steven J. Hageman is a two-time Fulbright award recipient who researches patterns and processes of evolution, including the interaction of co...

Appalachian State University alumna Marisa Sedlak ’14 ’20. Photo submitted

App State alumna Marisa Sedlak is a parks and recreation star

Mountaineer Marisa Sedlak ’14 ’20 is a new parks and recreation star. The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) recently named the two-t...

The first phase of renovations is complete on Appalachian State University’s Sanford Hall, in which almost every undergraduate Mountaineer has a class during their college career. The final phase of the more than $18 million project will be complete prior to fall semester, when classes will be held in the building once again. Photo by Marie Freeman

Newly renovated Sanford Hall is ready to welcome App State students

Doors opened on the newly renovated Sanford Hall on Appalachian State University’s campus March 25. A small gathering of university leadership, memb...

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

Tuesday, April 20, 20215-6 p.m.Zoom Registration - click to registerThis event is free and open to the campus and community.Dr. Matt Estep is an assoc...

Carla RamsdellCollege Sustainability Liaison

The Office of Sustainability has identified a group of faculty sustainability liaisons, representing each college on campus, to promote visibility of curriculum, research and outreach related to sustainability across campus. Carla Ramsdell in the department of physics and astronomy is the sustainability liaison for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Contact:  ramsdellcs@appstate.edu





University Sustainability Mission Statement

Appalachian State University leads in creating a world where environmental, societal and economic qualities exist in balance to meet the resource needs of today and of future generations. Our community of students, faculty and staff continually advance our understanding, capabilities and practices in this vital journey. As an institution of higher learning, we lead and educate by example, inspiring new generations prepared to share this knowledge, ingenuity and passion.

For more information about how Appalachian's sustainability initiatives see their sustainability page