Aurora Figueroa-Benetti

Independent study with local farmer leads Appalachian student to cultivate a “new” fruit tree
May 21, 2018

Aurora Figueroa-Benetti’s passion for sustainable agriculture led her to Appalachian State University’s Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable...

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Appalachian hosts Climate Justice Month in April
Apr 10, 2018

Starting April 1, Appalachian State University will host its first-ever Climate Justice Month to broaden the conversation surrounding climate change. ...

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Sustainable Development and Food Services foster farm to table initiative on campus
Feb 13, 2018

Appalachian State University’s Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable Development has partnered with Food Services to provide local food from it...

SD Faculty lead and participate in The Climate Stories Collaborative
Nov 9, 2017

The Climate Stories Collaborative is an initiative designed to grow the capacity of faculty and students to use a variety of creative media to tell th...

Landscape and Memory
Oct 22, 2017

On Wed, Oct 25, from 5:30-7pm in the Turchin Center Lecture Hall, join author Paul Bogard and artist Joshua White for an exploration of the ground ben...

High Country Food Summit
Oct 13, 2017

Food Summit :  Saturday, October 28th, 10am- 4pm, Plemmons Student Union The Sustainable Development Department is once again a pr...

SD Department hosts conversation with Margaret Keck: Transnational Activism and Environmental Politics
Oct 6, 2017

On Monday, October, 9th, 2017, the SD Department welcomesMargaret Keck, Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins to Appalachian State....

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Appalachian donates fresh produce to local organizations for residents in need
Aug 24, 2017

This summer, students and faculty in Appalachian State University’s Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable Development forged a unique partnersh...


Dr. Anatoli Ignatov is one of two Appalachian faculty to receive Fulbright Scholarships
Jun 7, 2017

Land ownership is a big deal in many cultures. Just cut a tree one foot past your property line and see how quickly your neighbor arrives on the scene...


Sustainable development alumna mentors first-generation college students
May 24, 2017

By Madalene SmithMay 2017 Appalachian State University graduate Josie Lee Varela just obtained a master’s degree in political science and environmen...