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The Appalachian State University campus is known for its natural beauty. What helps make campus landscaping look so healthy? Part of it is the nutrient-rich mulch made from composted food scraps. Appalachian’s on-site food waste composting program...
Wesely Mikiska
BOONE— Appalachian junior Bradley Stone, senior Tim Hefflinger and junior Wesley Mikiska have each been named as Yes! Magazine writing competition winners in 2011. Yes! Magazine is an online and print publication that uses in-depth analysis, tools...
Farm Students

New Teaching and Research Farm expands opportunities

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 12:00am
Mary Pope wants to someday raise goats on a sustainable farm. Her classmate Sean Sullivan plans to be self-sufficient by growing his own food, while Chris Lubert hopes to have a farm of his own. "I see myself having animals and a garden and being...
Sustainable Development in Madagascar

Sustainable Development Program takes students to Madagascar

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 12:00am
The four-week summer program offered through Appalachian's Sustainable Development Program was an idea started by Dr. Christof den Biggelaar, a sustainable development professor. Since 2005, den Biggelaar has personally been visiting Madagascar, but...
Doc Watson
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Doc Watson will headline an Oct. 8 concert marking the 20th year of the Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Program at Appalachian State University. Watson will be accompanied by his grandson, Richard...
Farm Fresh NC
BOONE – Appalachian State University's Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Teaching and Research Farm is included in travel writer Diane Daniel's book "Farm Fresh North Carolina: The Go-To Guide to Great Farmers' Markets, Farm Stands, Farms,...
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Students represent Appalachian at Powershift 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 12:00am
BOONE—A group of 90 Appalachian State University students will represent the university at Powershift 2011 April 15-18 in Washington, D.C. Sarah Cox, senior sustainable development major and Appalachian's Powershift coordinator, said the students...
Michele Brower

A Leader in Sustainability Education

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 12:00am
Appalachian State University has been a leader in sustainability education for more than 25 years. The university houses the nation's oldest, recognized sustainable development (est. 1991) and appropriate technology(est. 1984) programs, and students...
Erin Meyers in India
BOONE—Students at Appalachian State University are gaining overseas research and service-learning opportunities through a joint program begun last spring by the Appalachian and the Community Together program and the Office of International Education...
Sandra Lubarsky
BOONE—Dr. Sandra B. Lubarsky has joined Appalachian State University as director of the sustainable development program housed in University College. She began her duties at Appalachian Jan. 3. "One of my goals is to continue what has been under way...


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