Welcome to Sustainable Development


The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development (SD) Department is the oldest Sustainable Development program in the country. Established in 1991, we offer students the following:

  • A unique opportunity to explore concepts from social and natural sciences, as well as the humanities. [more]
  • Large teaching and research farm offering student residency. [more]
  • Opportunities for community involvement to extend learning beyond the boundaries of the classroom. [more]


Upcoming Events

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Recent SD graduate Cory Bryk
Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 3:06pm
After his service in the Marines and because of his interest in sustainability and agriculture,...
A Berry Patch Farm
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 9:07am
Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Teaching and Research Farm in Fleetwood will be a snack...
High Country Farm Tour
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 7:51am
Sustainability Council Awards Four Sustainable Arts Competitive Grants June 3, 2013. HC Press. ASU’...
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Dr. Sandra Lubarsky, Chair
Sustainable Development Department
Living Learning Center

Sandy Wilson
Administrative Assistant

Accepting Applications for SD Teaching & Research Farm Resident

Now accepting applications for an open residency spot on the SD Teaching & Research Farm.

Rent-free in exchange for ten hours of farm work per week.  Open until filled. Contact Brooke Kornegay at kornegayba@appstate.edu

More information

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