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....

Students work on the farm

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...

Roots of Resilience Film Festival: cultivating sustainable community in the high country

Roots of Resilience Film Festival
Apr 28, 2017

On April 28, 2017, students, faculty, staff and community members gathered for the Roots of Resilience Film Festival.  The event featured seven m...

Troubled Water: Voices from Bath

Appalachian State University presents "Troubled Water: Voices from Bath" on April 19
Apr 19, 2017

"Troubled Water: Voices from Bath" is a multi-media presentation on the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). The event uses exquisite photography, ...

Morgan DePue

Sustainable development major places first in state-wide poetry contest
Mar 31, 2017

Morgan DePue, a senior sustainable development major, was the winner of this year’s Sherry Pruitt Poetry Contest. The Lincolnton native attributes h...


International Senior Reflects on Time at Appalachian
Mar 27, 2017

By Madalene SmithSustainable development major Juan Diego Aguilar is a Colombian immigrant, a scholarship recipient and now fast approaching the end o...