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First High Country Grains Gathering a Success!
Dec 7, 2023

The First High Country Grains Gathering was held in December 2023, organized by SD student Maya Fontana for her Senior Capstone Project. The Grains Ga...

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Congratulations to Our Award-Winning SD Faculty!
Dec 5, 2023

Congratulations to SD faculty members Dr. Matt Ogwu and Dr. Rebecca Witter!Dr. Ogwu is the inagural recipient of the 2023 College of Fine and Applied ...

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SD Student Nelson Gonzalez receives the Charles Church Sustainability Award
Nov 15, 2023

SD student Nelson Gonzales was recently presented with the Charles Church Stewardship and Sustainability Award at the 67th Annual Farm City Banquet. T...

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Frontline to Farm to Host Western NC Farmer Veteran Coalition of NC Education Conference
Oct 1, 2023

Frontline to Farm, an Appalachian State University College of Fine and Applied Arts initiative led by Sustainable Development Department Professor Dr....

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Join Us for the Community FEaST on October 4 @ 4:30 p.m., Sanford Mall
Oct 1, 2023

Join us Wednesday, October 4, 2023 from 4:30-6:30pm on Sanford Mall for the Seventh Annual Community FEaST!AppalFRESH, the Appalachian Food Research f...

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SD Instructor Carol Coulter Inducted into the Western NC Agricultural Hall of Fame
Aug 15, 2023

SD instructor Carol Coulter was inducted into the Western North Carolina (WNC) Agricultural Hall of Fame on Friday, August  11, 2023. The WNC Agr...

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SD Student Ben Pluska Awarded Rachel Carson Council Fellowship
Aug 7, 2023

Senior Sustainable Development (SD) major Ben Pluska has recently been selected as a National Rachel Carson Council Campus (RCC) Fellow for the 2...

Laura England selected to attend the All We Can Save Project’s ‘Climate Wayfinding’ Program
Jun 30, 2023

Through the All We Can Save Project, an organization that has grown out of the incredible response to a 2020 book of the same name focused on cli...

App State Students Study Tropical Forests & Development in Costa Rica
Jun 5, 2023

A group of 16 App State Sustainable Development (SD), Biology (BIO), and Environmental Science students are currently in Costa Rica with Dr. Rick Rhei...

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Spring Sustainability Film Series: The Smell of Money
Apr 17, 2023

Please join us for the film screening of The Smell of Money, followed by a panel discussion with Environmental Justice leaders and organizers at IG Gr...