sustainability

A Week’s Worth of Celebrations Planned for Food Day

Published Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 9:49 am
Oct. 23, 2012. Thanksgiving is not the only day set aside to celebrate food. Oct. 24 is National Food Day. Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement toward more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food culminating in a day of action on Oct. 24 every year. Read more...
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Appalachian Named Among Top 10 ‘Coolest Schools’ for Sustainability Efforts by SIERRA magazine

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 1:41 pm
Aug. 15, 2012. For the sixth year in a row, SIERRA magazine is releasing its annual ranking of the nation’s “Coolest Schools,” and this year Appalachian State University has moved into the No. 10 spot. The rankings salute U.S. colleges that are helping solve climate problems and making significant efforts to operate sustainably. Read more...
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UNC Campuses Gather to Develop Energy Savings Initiatives; Appalachian Energy Summit Held July 9-11

Published Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 2:22 pm
July 12, 2012. The UNC system has taken strides toward addressing a state mandate to reduce energy consumption 30 percent by 2015, but greater cultural change is needed, university officials said during the Appalachian Energy Summit held July 9-11 at ASU. Read more...
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Wine To Water, Local Businesses Teaming Up For the United Nations’ World Water Day, March 22

Published Friday, March 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm
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. Read more...
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The New and Improved 50-gallon “IVY” Rain Barrel

Published Monday, March 12, 2012 at 10:04 am
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. Read more...
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Going Green in a Dirty Business

Published Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 11:23 am
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. Read more...
BY LAURA MINNICH
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Community Clean Energy Forum to be Held Thursday, March 1 at the Broyhill Inn and Conference Center

Published Monday, February 27, 2012 at 11:25 am
Feb. 27, 2012. BOONE -- On Thursday, Appalachian State University will host Energy Innovation in the High Country, a discussion forum seeking to bring together energy professionals, students, faculty, business owners and local community members to discuss clean energy solutions. Read more…
BY C. RUSSELL CLARK 
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