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

“When Everything Beyond the Walls Is Wild: Being a Woman Outdoors in America” by Lilace Mellin Guignard - Book jacket cover image, photo submitted.

What Happens When Women Hear the Call of the Wild?

“When Everything Beyond the Walls Is Wild: Being a Woman Outdoors in America” with poet and award winning author Lilace Mellin GuignardTuesday, Oc...

Professor Shea Tuberty, second from left, assists Eli Fried, a student at Chapel Hill High School, with his waders. Andrew Degele, far right, a student at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, and Salil Pai, a student in the Early College at Guilford Community College, observe. Photo by Marie Freeman

High water, higher expectations — a STEM learning experience for all ages at App State

For three days in mid-July, 15 North Carolina high school rising juniors and seniors enrolled in the North Carolina School of Math and Sciences’&nbs...

Appalachian senior Jordan Greene, a senior mathematics major with a concentration in statistics. Greene returned to college after more than a decade in retail management and marketing analytics. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State senior and former market analyst awarded NC Space Grant

After more than a decade in retail management and marketing analytics, Jordan Greene returned to college and shifted his focus to the skies. He enroll...

Appalachian is partnering with Watauga County Habitat for Humanity to build a home from the ground up, with groundbreaking scheduled for September. This is the first time the university has taken ownership of a project with Habitat. A build such as the one pictured here will be a reality soon. Photo submitted

App State engages with local community to build Habitat for Humanity home

Appalachian State University is partnering with Watauga County Habitat for Humanity (WCHH) to build a home from the ground up. While Appalac...

Rachel Gaines, a senior environmental science major from Dayton, Ohio. Gaines will graduate this summer and begin Appalachian’s graduate program in sustainable technology in the fall. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State’s Rachel Gaines is a goalkeeper in sports — and in life

Field hockey brought Rachel Gaines to Appalachian State University, but academics — and the “family atmosphere” — made her want to stay.Gaines...

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