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Sunergy SunRaiser Week

Apr 23 - Apr 27
Various

April 23-27 - A whole week of activities to benefit Team Sunergy:

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Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Energy Storage Systems and Solutions

Monday, Apr 23, 4 pm
PSU Room 137A Calloway Peak
Sal Gill, Global Business Development Manager for ABB's Power Consulting services business Energy Storage Systems and Solutions

Monday, April 23 | 4:00 - 5:00 Plemmons Student Union, Room 137A Calloway Peak FREE and open to the public

Energy storage has many benefits and opportunities for growth allowing flexibility and potential to transform how we produce and consume electricity. With the many advances taking place in the energy storage space, it is an exciting time to review...

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Tree Campus USA - Tree Planting

Thursday, Apr 26, 9 am
Appalachian Heights

Looking for a hands-on way to make a difference? We have an upcoming tree planting planned for this spring.  Tree Campus USA Spring Planting Volunteer to help dig, plant, mulch, and stake trees by Appalachian Heights on campus. Each fall and spring campus community members plant trees as part of our Tree Campus USA recertification efforts (https://www.arborday.org/programs/treecampususa/). Please sign up to plant trees during one of the following shifts: o Wed, April 25th,...

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Tree Campus USA - Tree Planting

Wednesday, Apr 25, 9 am
Appalachian Heights

Looking for a hands-on way to make a difference? We have an upcoming tree planting planned for this spring.  Tree Campus USA Spring Planting Volunteer to help dig, plant, mulch, and stake trees by Appalachian Heights on campus. Each fall and spring campus community members plant trees as part of our Tree Campus USA recertification efforts (https://www.arborday.org/programs/treecampususa/). Please sign up to plant trees during one of the following shifts: o Wed, April 25th,...

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Solar Table Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday, Apr 17, 12 pm
Peacock Hall

We hope to see you today (Tuesday) between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m. on the first floor patio of Kenneth E. Peacock Hall as we celebrate the installation of the solar picnic tables.

A ribbon cutting and brief comments from Appalachian Chief Sustainability Officer Lee Ball, Walker College of Business Dean Heather Norris, and student members of the Renewable Energy Initiative (REI) will take place at 12:15 p.m.

Fruit, juice and smoothies-made-by-bicycle-energy will be served,...

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Earth Tones

Friday, Apr 20, 1 pm
Duck Pond Field

Join ASUSES for our annual Earth Tones music festival! Come hang out on Duck Pond Field and listen to some awesome local performers, see a solar cooking demonstration, and check out other ASU club booths! Admission is free. Organizations also in attendance will include: The Sustainable Development Student Alliance  Women of Appropriate Technology Appalachian Geographical Society Blue Ridge Conservatory Appalachian State University Renewable Energy Initiative (REI) The Animal Welfare...

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Film Series: An Inconvenient Sequel

Monday, Apr 16, 7 pm
IG Greer

Former Vice President Al Gore continues his fight, traveling around the world to train an army of activists and influence international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes -- in moments both private and public, funny and poignant -- as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

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Film - Charlie vs. Goliath

Thursday, Apr 19, 7 pm
Parkway Ballroom, PSU

On April 19 from 7-9:30PM in the Parkway Ballroom, we will screen the film, Charlie vs. Goliath -- with the filmmaker, Reed Lindsay, and the protagonist, Charlie Hardy.  Here is the film website with more information:  http://www.charlievsgoliath.com/

Hardy is a former Catholic priest who spent 8 years living in a cardboard shack serving the poor in the slums of Caracas, Venezuela.  When he returned to his home state of Wyoming and saw the entrenched poverty and political...

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Mending Meet

Wednesday, Apr 11, 4 pm
RCOE - Lobby

The Mending Initiative will be holding another "Mending Meet" on Wed. April 11 from 4 - 7 pm in the Lobby of RCOE. 

The initiative is a project of the Sustainability in Apparel Class, Apparel Design & Merchandising Program. We've been active all semester with sessions in which students, etc. can learn how to repair their clothes so they last longer and stay out of landfills.

Bring a garment(s) that needs repair to the meet and we'll show you how to fix it!

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Film Series: Straws

Tuesday, Apr 10, 7 pm
IG Greer

April 10 7:00 pm  IG Greer, "STRAWS" Filmmaker Linda Booker will be on-hand to discuss her movie and there will be a discussion about how we as a community can tackle the problem of plastic waste from straws.  Synopsis: STRAWS is a documentary film that charts the history of straws and continues to present day issues that surround our current culture's obsession of single use conveniences. Used once and tossed, billions of non-recyclable plastic straws are used annually winding up in...

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Trash Fashion Workshop - "Cocktail and Create"

Monday, Apr 16, 6:30 pm
The Local

EARTHDAY...WHAT? WE'RE CELEBRATING EARTH MONTH AND WE WANT YOU TO JOIN US! BE A PART OF OUR TRASH FASHION SHOW .....HERE'S HOW Friends, neighbors, business community and ASU students let's create together!!  Would you like to be a part of spreading the all important message of reuse, recycle and ....REfashion!? Be a part of creating unique fashion for our upcoming Trash Fashion Show. No skill required and these creative sessions are FREE! Come bring a bag of items you'd otherwise "trash"...

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Trash Fashion Workshop - "Cocktail and Create"

Monday, Apr 9, 6:30 pm
The Local

EARTHDAY...WHAT? WE'RE CELEBRATING EARTH MONTH AND WE WANT YOU TO JOIN US! BE A PART OF OUR TRASH FASHION SHOW .....HERE'S HOW Friends, neighbors, business community and ASU students let's create together!!  Would you like to be a part of spreading the all important message of reuse, recycle and ....REfashion!? Be a part of creating unique fashion for our upcoming Trash Fashion Show. No skill required and these creative sessions are FREE! Come bring a bag of items you'd otherwise "trash"...

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Canned Food Drive

Thursday, Apr 12, 12 pm
Sanford Mall

Help the Appalachian community by donating to a student-led canned food drive on Sanford Mall!

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RCOE Earth Day Teach-In and Parade

Thursday, Apr 26, 9 am
RCOE - Rotunda

On April 26th, beginning at 9am, the Reich College of Education will be hosting a teach-in located in the RCOE rotunda, to raise awareness surrounding the Zero Waste initiative in the college and across campus.  We will be creating arts and crafts from recycled materials and discussing ways that we can limit our impact upon the environment. 

The teach-in will also include an Earth Week Celebration Parade, complete with a “Trash Dragon”.  The parade will begin at 1pm at the RCOE...

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Creek Cleanup - Rescheduled!

Thursday, Mar 29, 3:30 pm
Appalachian Mountain Brewery

March 29, students, staff and faculty will push up their sleeves and get their feet wet cleaning up creeks in our community. Thanks to an outpouring of volunteers in past semesters, we have been able to expand our scope to include not just our adopted segment of Boone Creek, but also a segment of Hodges Creek, Winkler's Creek, and an additional segment of Boone Creek.  Let's keep up the great work! Volunteers will receive a 10% discount on purchases at Appalachian Mountain Brewery...

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Community, Culture & Climate Justice Anthony Oliver-Smith & Elizabeth Marino

Wednesday, Apr 25, 5:30 pm
IG Greer

Public seminar by two scholars whose work addresses climate displacement and other climate injustices faced by communities around the world. 

Dr. Anthony Oliver-Smith is a Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Florida. He has a long record of award-winning research, publications and consultation on issues relating to disasters and displacement in Peru, Honduras, India, Brazil, Jamaica, Mexico, Japan, and the United States. Much of his recent work focuses on...
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Addressing Climate Change Through the Arts- Chantal Bilodeau

Monday, Apr 9, 5:30 pm
Parkway Ballroom - PSU

Public seminar by playwright Chantal Bilodeau whose work involves storytelling to engage audiences in understanding of climate justice issues. She is the Artistic Director of The Arctic Cycle, which produces plays that look at the social and environmental changes taking place in the eight Arctic states; the founder of the blog and international network Artists and Climate Change, and a co-founder of Climate Change Theatre Action. Read the artist's bio at www.cbilodeau.com. Parkway...

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Intro. to Photovoltaic System Design & Construction Workshop

May 14 - May 18
Reich College of Education

Description: Interested to get into the solar field but don't know where to start? This 40-hour workshop will introduce participants to the fundamentals of solar energy, types of solar energy systems, system sizing principles, and the electrical and mechanical design of photovoltaic arrays. This workshop includes site visits to installed systems on the campus of Appalachian State.

The course will focus on the key competencies addressed in the North American Board of Certified...

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Against the Grain: Dr. Amber Huff

Tuesday, Mar 27, 5:30 pm
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

Against the Grain: Rural and Emancipatory Politics Speaker Series Hosted by the Department of Sustainable Development

Dr. Amber Huff is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, Resource Politics Cluster, and STEPS Centre at the University of Sussex. Her work engages resource politics broadly, examining the new politics of scarcity and resource grabbing in Kenya and Madagascar.

Tuesday, March 27th:Dr. Amber Huff Public Lecture, “Entangled in the ‘Blue...

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Against the Grain: Dr. James Scott

Monday, Apr 16, 5:30 pm
Plemmons student union - Linville Falls Rm

Against the Grain: Rural and Emancipatory Politics Speaker Series Hosted by the Department of Sustainable Development Dr. James Scott is an influential transdisciplinary scholar and professor of Political Science and Anthropology and Director of the Agrarian Studies Program at Yale University. His works include The Moral Economy of the Peasant, Weapons of the Weak: Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance, Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed,...

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Campus Farmers Market

Wednesday, Apr 4, 11 am
Sanford Mall

Campus Farmer's Market on Sanford Mall

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Campus Farmers Market

Wednesday, Mar 14, 10 am
Sanford Mall

Campus Farmers Market on Sanford Mall

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Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Putting Building Science into Practice: Technology and Building Forensics

Monday, Mar 26, 4 pm
Plemmons Student Union, Room 137A Calloway Peak
Jarrett B. Davis, AMB, CGP, CDT, LEED AP BD+C,  National Technical & Building Science Director – Max-Life Industries and Taylor Clay Products Putting Building Science into Practice: Technology and Building Forensics

Monday, March 26 | 4:00 - 5:00 Plemmons Student Union, Room 137A Calloway Peak FREE and open to the public

One of the most common buzzwords in construction today is “Building Science” …so what exactly is that anyway? Well, it’s complicated, but essentially...

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Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Patrick Richardson and Jim Dees

Monday, Feb 19, 4 pm
plemmons student union
App State is 45% More Energy Efficient Since 2002-03: How it was Achieved and Future Goals

Monday, February 19 | 4:00 - 5:00 Plemmons Student Union, Room 137A Calloway Peak FREE and open to the public

Appalachian State’s 45% is the highest energy intensity reduction for the entire UNC system; in doing so, the University has avoided $37 million in energy and water costs since 2002-03. Appalachian has recently adopted a 2017 Strategic Energy and Water Management Plan, has a...

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Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: App State is 45% More Energy Efficient Since 2002-03: How it was Achieved and Future Goals

Monday, Feb 19, 4 pm
Plemmons Student Union, Room 137A Calloway Peak

Patrick Richardson, Energy Analyst and Jim Dees, Data and Assessment Specialist  App State is 45% More Energy Efficient Since 2002-03: How it was Achieved and Future Goals

Appalachian State’s 45% is the highest energy intensity reduction for the entire UNC system; in doing so, the University has avoided $37 million in energy and water costs since 2002-03. Appalachian has recently adopted a 2017 Strategic Energy and Water Management Plan, has a student-led, student-funded Renewable...

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