April 26, 2013. Appalachian State University is one of 322 colleges and universities across the nation included in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges” for 2013. The guide was created in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council.
July 19, 2012. Fireflies are a sign of summer. How much do you know about these intriguing and unique insects? Did you know they are on the decline? Come out to Elk Knob State Park on Saturday, August 4 at 8 p.m. to learn some facts about these beacons of the night and to find out how you can help.
June 27, 2012. The U.S. Forest Service today announced that several streams around the Boone Fork Campground will be improved as part of the Mulberry-Globe Stewardship Project now underway in the Grandfather Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest.
June 25, 2012. For a third year, the Watauga Lake community is putting it’s best foot forward just in time for the Fourth Of July holiday.
June 21, 2012. A proposed rule by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing coal as an energy source for new power plants, could have a wide range of effects on High Country residents economically and environmentally, according to local businesses and organizations.
BY GREG HINCE
March 16, 2012. On Thursday, March 22, Wine To Water of Boone and local businesses are teaming up to celebrate World Water Day. The event focuses on spreading awareness of the importance of fresh water and the need for sustainable management of fresh water resources.
March 12, 2012. The Watauga County Cooperative Extension, Soil and Water Conservation District, and Town of Boone are working with Rain Water Solutions to offer High Country residents the opportunity to purchase the new and improved “IVY” rain barrel at the discounted price of $70 versus the regular retail price of $89.
March 10, 2012. Includes photo gallery! Most people don’t associate their trusted local mechanic with a sustainable, green business, but New River Tire, located on Old 421 South in Deep Gap, is an example of a sustainable, green auto shop. While vehicles are not usually considered sustainable, the way they are cared for can be.
BY LAURA MINNICH
March 9, 2012. Mountaineer Hall, Appalachian State University’s modular constructed residence hall, has received LEED gold certification based on energy-saving criteria established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute.