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...

Welcome to Todd sign

Appalachian students and Todd residents collaborate on community development initiative
Jan 4, 2017

The small community of Todd, nestled in the western North Carolina mountains, was once a bustling rural town much larger than neighboring Boone. Today...

Laura England

Sustainable Development lecturer leads creek clean up, partners with artists for unique exhibition
Nov 22, 2016

Laura England, lecturer in Appalachian State University’s Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable Development, is a self-professed “creek-geek...

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Sustainable Development professor wins local Farm-City Banquet award
Nov 11, 2016

Dr. Christof den Biggelaar, associate professor in the Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable Development, was awarded the Charles Church food and...

Gary Paul Nabhan

Sustainable Food Week kicks off with National Food Day and public lecture Oct. 24
Oct 14, 2016

Appalachian State University, in partnership with Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture, will present Sustainable Food Week Oct. 24-29. The campus community...