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Building a Broad-Based Campus Sustainability Council

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

To institutionalize sustainability, these efforts need to empower the entire institution. One way to achieve this is to create a series of leaders who drive sustainability policy, goals, and progress ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Integrating Sustainability Principles in Human Resource Operations

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Nelson Mandela once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." In that spirit, Human Resource Services and the Office of Sustainability set ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Transitioning Sustainability/STARS Data Into Institutional Data

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The AASHE STARS program has given sustainability directors and coordinators a great tool to legitimize their efforts in diverse and hard-to-reach corners of campus operations and academia. For many colleges ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Tales from Year One: Launching a Sustainability Office in Lean Times

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

In July of 2009, Appalachian State University created the Office of Sustainability on recommendation from the University's Sustainability Council and with broad support from the campus community. In establishing ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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First-Year Experience: A Cross-Campus Integration of Sustainability Education

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

This presentation will highlight a unique cross campus collaboration focused on the integration of sustainability education and service learning into Appalachian State University's First Year Seminar Program and Residential ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Appalachian State University Renewable Energy Initiative: A Five Year Perspective

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Aligning with the theme for the AASHE 2010 conference, "Campus Initiatives to Catalyze a Just and Sustainable World", the Appalachian State University Renewable Energy Initiative (REI) would like to propose ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability in Higher Education (SHE) Panel Discussion: STARS in Action at Two Universities of North Carolina

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • Western Carolina University (NC)

In 2008, The University of North Carolina's 16-institution system adopted environmental sustainability as a core value. The UNC-Tomorrow Report called for individual university initiatives that move toward this goal ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Enacting Sustainable Initiatives on Campus

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • Perkins+Will (NY)

Environmental responsibility is embedded in our way of life and work - come find out how! Join us for an in depth look at sustainability through the lens of four issues ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Education at the Edge: A Cohort Model for Doctoral Study

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • Prescott College (AZ)

The challenge for the field of Sustainability Education is how to develop and support "agents of change" who can profoundly impact and transform our educational systems to produce a more ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Appalachian State University Renewable Energy Initiative (ASU REI)

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Appalachian State University's Renewable Energy Initiative is an organization funded by student fees that seeks to reduce the environmental impact of Appalachian State University by replacing the University's ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Appalachian State University- Working Toward a Zero Waste Event

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The purpose of this presentation is to outline the zero waste event for home town football games. ASU Brewer Kidd stadium will often have overcapacity at home games. This presentation ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Small Wind Research and Demonstration Site

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The Small Wind Research and Demonstration Site is a unique program to give first-hand experience with wind power technology. This facility is open to the public to see and hear ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Collaborative Biodiesel Project

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The Collaborative Biodiesel Project is a student-led initiative at Appalachian State University and is partially funded by the EPA P3 Award: Student Design Competition for Sustainability. The purpose of the ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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BA in Sustainable Development

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

This degree program introduces students to innovative modes of interdisciplinary scholarship in sustainable development; fosters leadership in sustainability and effective environmental citizenship; promotes ecological literacy; and provides students with the ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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BS in Sustainable Development

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainable Development is offered with one of three concentrations:

  1. Agroecology & Sustainable Agriculture Concentration - Critically examine through theory and practice (or hands-on learning) the ...
  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Minor in Sustainable Development

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The Sustainable Development degree is interdisciplinary and draws upon courses from throughout the University. Required core elements familiarize students with principles and practices in biological, physical, and social sciences as ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Sustainable Business Minor

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The Sustainable Business minor is available to both business and non-business majors. Students may earn a Sustainable Business minor by the completion of 18 hours of coursework.

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Concentration in Appropriate Technology (MS in Technology)

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Focuses on development and use of sustainable or "green" technologies, with an emphasis on renewable energy systems. The program is widely recognized for the contributions made by faculty and students ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Concentration in Building Energy Engineering (MS in Technology)

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

This concentration is recognized for its emphasis on energy efficient building design, construction, and testing, as well as use of alternative building materials. Focuses on efficient building systems and the ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Concentration in Renewable Energy Engineering (MS in Technology)

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Designed for individuals with undergraduate degrees in engineering or the physical sciences who are interested in a program with a strong technical emphasis on renewable energy system design, monitoring, and ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Concentration in Sustainable Design & Construction (MS in Technology)

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Designed for individuals with backgrounds in architecture, engineering, construction science/managment, interior design, or related fields who are interested in the integrative design process. The program includes a strong technical ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environmental Economics & Policy concentration (BA Economics)

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Total hours required: 122.

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Sustainability in Appalachia Concentration (MA)

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The Sustainability in Appalachia concentration is based on applied research and interdisciplinary course work spanning the social and natural sciences as well as the humanities. It provides a foundation for ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Sustainable Business Concentration (MBA)

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

In addition to the 27 hours of General Course Requirements, the Sustainable Business Concentration requires choosing 9 hours from the list below: MBA 5240: Accounting for Sustainable Practice; ECO 5621 ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Appalocal Food: Establishing a farm-to-college program at Appalachian State University

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Farm-to-college programs promote and serve locally produced foods in campus cafeterias. The benefits of integrating local food into institutions of higher education are numerous including supporting local farmers and the ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Visioning and Operationalizing a System-Wide $1 Billion Energy Campaign at the University of North Carolina.

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • University of North Carolina System Office (NC)

The Appalachian Energy Summit (AES) is the annual gathering of the University of North Carolina Energy Leadership Challenge. Through this initiative, campus leaders from across higher education in North Carolina ...


8 kW Solar Homestead Bifacial Solar Canopy

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The Solar Homestead is Appalachian State University's entry in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. Inspired by the pioneer spirit of the early settlers in the ...

  • Posted Oct. 23, 2012
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7 kW Canopy Array: Library Traffic Circle

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • Sundance Power Systems Inc (NC)

This PV array uses 27 solar panels to produce more than enough electricity to power an average United States household

  • Posted Oct. 23, 2012
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4 kW Rooftop Array: Blackburn Vonnoy Farm House

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The Sustainable Development Teaching and Research Farm is a student and faculty-powered operation that offers students an opportunity to immerse themselves into a living lab. The goal of the SD ...

  • Posted Oct. 23, 2012
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2 kW Pole Mount: Blackburn Vannoy Farm

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The Sustainable Development Teaching and Research Farm is a student and faculty-powered operation that offers students an opportunity to immerse themselves into a living lab. The goal of the SD ...

  • Posted Oct. 23, 2012
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100 kW Community-scale Wind Turbine

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Installation of a 100-kilowatt, community-scale wind turbine on the Appalachian State University campus has been completed and the turbine will soon begin generating electricity that will be fed into the ...

  • Posted May 18, 2012
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4 kW Ground Mount: Raley Lot

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • Southern Energy Management (NC)

Employees with Southern Energy Management have installed a four kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system near Raley Hall on the Appalachian State University campus. The system will convert solar energy into approximately ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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3 kW Ground Mount: E3 House

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • Sundance Power Systems Inc (NC)

The ASU E3 House is a prototypical dwelling designed and constructed for use in remote or disaster relief situations where electricity and access to public sanitation are unavailable. Originally built ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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2 kW Pole Mount: Biofuels Facility on Ayers Lane

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The Collaborative Biodiesel Project is a student-led initiative at Appalachian State University and was funded by the EPA P3 Award: "Student Design Competition for Sustainability" and the ASU Renewable Energy ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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2 kW Rooftop Array: Kerr Scott Hall

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Two graduate students in Appalachian State’s Technology program installed this grid-tie system in 2007. Along with the building’s vegetative roof, the photovoltaic array provides students with research and ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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Growing a Local and Sustainable Food System at Appalachian State University

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Appalachian Food Services is working with the Office of Sustainability to incorporate local and sustainably produced food products into our campus dining with an overall goal of improving the campus ...

  • Posted June 10, 2011
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Closing the Nutrient Cycle at Appalachian State University

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Students of ASU's Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Program sell produce that they grow at the Program's teaching and research farm on campus to students, faculty, and visitors. This ...

  • Posted June 24, 2010
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