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The Food Summit

Saturday, Oct 28, 10 am
Student Union

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER:

http://foodsummit.brwia.org/

This year’s High Country Food Summit, a gathering of scholars, farmers, and food lovers, explores the theme “Dynamic Traditions, Resourceful Communities.”  Highlights include a conversation with Ronni Lundy, author of Victuals, as well as an exploration of how communities are building economic and ecological wealth from food waste.  Lundy’s James Beard award-winning cookbook presents a tapestry of stories,...

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Landscape & Memory, Art + Environment

Wednesday, Oct 25, 5:30 pm
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

Join author Paul Bogard and artist Joshua White for an exploration of the ground beneath our feet—landscapes familiar and wild, sacred and profane. In an era of profound environmental crises, what does it mean to feel connected to the earth? 

The Ecology of Memory

Joshua White uses photography and mixed media to investigate memory, mortality, and ecology. His images have been shown nationally and internationally, and his series A Photographic Survey

of the American Yard...

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Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Utility-Scale Wind Energy Development in the Southeast

Monday, Nov 13, 2 pm
Plemmons Student Union, Room 201B Table Rock Room
Katharine Kollins Utility-Scale Wind Energy Development in the Southeast

Monday, November 13 | 2:00 - 3:00pm Plemmons Student Union, Room 201B Table Rock Room FREE and open to the public

States in the southeastern US are well-positioned to be leaders in the wind industry, but the advantages of wind as an energy resource in the region are not well understood by many stakeholders. The southeastern coastal states have high per-capita electricity consumption and fast-growing...

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Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Solar Electricity Development in the Southeast: Process and Prospects for the Future

Monday, Oct 16, 2 pm
Plemmons Student Union, Room 201B Table Rock Room
Brian Bednar Solar Electricity Development in the Southeast: Process and Prospects for the Future

Monday, October 16 | 2:00 - 3:00pm Plemmons Student Union, Room 201B Table Rock Room FREE and open to the public

During the past decade, North Carolina experienced a rapid expansion of utility-scale solar development and, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association, now ranks as the number-two state in the country in terms of installed capacity of solar electricity....

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ASU REI Fall Forum

Thursday, Oct 26, 5 pm
Plemmons Student Union - Solarium

Appalachian State University's Renewable Energy Initiative is delighted to present our annual environmental sustainability fall forum and everyone is invited! Join us for presentations and tabling from a few campus sustainability organizations on what they are involved with and how you can get involved. Don't worry about dinner, food from Coyote Kitchen and App Cookie Co. will be provided! Get there early though- Nalgene water bottles will be given out to the first 25 attendees and there...

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Campus Farmer's Market

Wednesday, Oct 18, 10 am
Sanford Mall

The Sustainable Student Alliance presents the first of fall 2017's Campus Farmer's Markets, on Sanford Mall.

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“Green Yosef” campaign and “Recycle at The Rock” tailgate recycling

Saturday, Sep 23, 10 am
Yosef Statue

Saturday, September 23, 2017: 10am- 12pm and/or 12pm- 2pm- Please join us at the Yosef Statue on the corner of Rivers St. and Stadium Dr. to volunteer with our “Green Yosef” campaign and “Recycle at The Rock” tailgate recycling efforts. Come help give out bags and stickers to encourage recycling and sustainable tailgating!  

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Cob Workday

Saturday, Sep 16, 10 am
Roots Garden

Join us September 16, 10am-5pm to help us build knowledge, community and a cop playspace at the Roots Garden. 

What is cob? Cob is a natural building material created by mixing clay, sand, and straw. It is a very strong and durable material, and is used to build structures all over the world. 

For more information about this project and others like it, follow App State Sustainable Gardens on Facebook, or email appstategarden@gmail.com

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Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Climate Change 1001: What, Why, How, Who?

Monday, Sep 18, 2 pm
Plemmons Student Union, Room 417 Beacon Heights

Dr. Gregg Marland Climate Change 1001: What, Why, How, Who?

Monday, September 18 | 2:00 - 3:00 Plemmons Student Union, Room 417 Beacon Heights FREE and open to the public

Fundamental issues of chemistry and physics help us understand the human impact on the Earth's climate system. Dr. Marland will examine whether we can clearly establish that the chemistry of the atmosphere is changing and whether it is changing because of human activities. This lecture will go beyond the...

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Sustainability Film Series: Under Contract

Tuesday, Oct 24, 7 pm
IG Greer Theater

For the first time in a full-length documentary, contract farmers tell their stories and industry experts reveal how the corporate production model pits farmer against farmer. Under Contract: Farmers and the Fine Print takes audiences on a road trip across the American South and to Southern India to understand what’s happening to farmers living under contract and what we can do to change our food system for the better.

The story of the contract farmer is the story of what’s...

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Sustainability Film Series: Beatriz at Dinner

Tuesday, Oct 10, 7 pm
IG Greer Theater

Beatriz is a Los Angeles massage therapist and holistic healer who drives to the seaside mansion of her client Cathy. When her old Volkswagen breaks down, she receives a friendly invitation from Cathy to stay for a seemingly innocent business dinner. As the guests arrive and the wine starts to flow, Beatriz finds herself in an escalating war of words with Doug Strutt, a ruthless real estate mogul who cares more about money than people.

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Sustainability Film Series: Kedi

Tuesday, Sep 26, 7 pm
IG Greer Theater

Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame — and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else...

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Creek Clean-up

Thursday, Oct 26, 3:30 pm
Appalachian Mountain Brewery

Creek Clean-up at AMB

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2017 Appalachian Energy Summit Keynote: Majora Carter

Tuesday, Jul 11, 6:30 pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

The 2017 Appalachian Energy Summit is the sixth-annual meeting of some of the world’s most brilliant minds in energy policies and practices. This unique three-day event convenes academia, industry, and students in a transformational effort that delivers meaningful ecological, financial and social benefit. Majora Carter is probably the only person to receive an award from John Podesta's Center for American Progress and a Liberty Medal for Lifetime Achievement from Rupert Murdoch's New York...

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2017 Appalachian Energy Summit Keynote: Gina McCarthy

Monday, Jul 10, 7:30 pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

The 2017 Appalachian Energy Summit is the sixth-annual meeting of some of the world’s most brilliant minds in energy policies and practices. This unique three-day event convenes academia, industry, and students in a transformational effort that delivers meaningful ecological, financial and social benefit. A career public servant in both Democratic and Republican administrations, Gina McCarthy has been a leading advocate for common sense strategies to protect public health and the...

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SD Civic Garden Open House

Wednesday, May 3, 2 pm
SD Civic Garden (at the LLC)

Join students and faculty in the Sustainable Development Civic Garden (beside the LLC) on Wed May 3 from 2-4 pm to learn about spring vegetables and outreach and teaching in campus gardens.  Students from SD agroecology classes will offer tours of the garden and show beds of spring crops, such as lettuce, radish, arugula. etc. that they raised.

Learn about vegetable, fruit, herb, and grain production, greenhouse and solar food dehydration, compost, mushrooms, vermicomposting, and...

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Roots of Resilience Film Festival

Friday, Apr 28, 7 pm
Plemmons Student Union

Please join us for the Roots of Resilience Film Festival: Cultivating Sustainable Community in the High Country on Friday April 28th @ 7pm! This event is free and open to the public; refreshments provided! Sustainability endeavors are growing strong in our community. In the High Country, we share a rich history of working together to ensure that our mountain region will forever be a wonderful place to call home. The Roots of Resilience Film Festival celebrates some of these efforts...

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Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: NC's Clean Energy Industry: Status and Prospects

Monday, Apr 24, 4 pm
Belk Library Lecture Hall Room 114

The Sustainable Energy Speaker Series continues with Robin Aldina, Manager of Energy Research at the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA). The NCSEA is a non-profit member organization based in Raleigh, NC. Its mission is to “drive policy and market development to create clean energy jobs, economic opportunities and affordable energy that benefits all of North Carolina.”

In this presentation, Robin Aldina will highlight findings from the most recent Clean Energy...

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WorldWatch: EarthEd Symposium

Thursday, Apr 20, 9 am
Schaefer Center

Appalachian State University is hosting the launch of this year’s State of the World report April 20 with a day of events from the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, including short talks and panel discussions. All interested parties are invited to attend, particularly those with an interest in educational opportunities and challenges in a rapidly changing world.

The events will also be livestreamed globally for those who cannot join us in person. Follow this link to...

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NO IMPACT WEEK - Sustainable Transportation

Monday, Apr 3, 1 pm
Office of Sustainability

Kick off Earth Month at Appalachian with NO IMPACT WEEK!

Theme for Monday, April 3: "Choose Sustainable Transportation"

2:00 - 5:00 (Sanford Mall) - Tabling on Sanford Mall. Come learn about sustainable transportation options, Zimride, and the Solar Vehicle Team

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Small Wind Energy Hands-on Workshop

Jun 2 - Jun 3
Beech Mountain Small Wind Research and Demonstration Site, Beech Mountain

Please join us at Appalachian State’s Small Wind Research and Demonstration Site, located on Beech Mountain, for this two-day, hands-on workshop on small-scale, distributed wind energy. Participants will learn about the typical costs, economics and maintenance involved with a distributed wind energy project, learn about a variety of distributed wind energy technologies, and successful case studies. There will be both classroom and "hands-on" activities for workshop attendees. The outdoor...

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Introduction to Photovoltaic System Design & Construction Workshop

May 15 - May 19
Reich College of Education

Get into the solar field with this one week workshop! 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 Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)...

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Film Series: "Don't Tell Anyone"

Tuesday, Apr 4, 7 pm
IG Greer

Don’t Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie) is a film about courage, facing insurmountable obstacles and the determination to fight for justice.  In an environment where silence is often seen as necessary for survival, 24 year-old Angy Rivera steps out of the shadows to share her parallel journey of being undocumented and sexually abused, an ordeal all too common in her community. We follow Angy’s personal story from poverty in rural Colombia to the front page of The New York Times as she...

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Food For Thought: Food Sovereignty in the High Country

Tuesday, Mar 7, 6 pm
Jimmy Smith Dining Room, Roess Dining Hall

Food Sovereignty in the High Country: From a global movement to our local community This round table will discuss the meaning of food sovereignty and its relevance to our community. The round table will feature ASU faculty and staff, as well as leaders in the community promoting practices of food and seed sovereignty.

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Food for Thought: Food Security

Thursday, Mar 23, 6 pm
Jimmy Smith Dining Room

Food Security: Food access issues among rural and low income populations This session will focus on factors contributing to food insecurity in this region and common coping strategies of residents. Presenters will discuss viable strategies for alleviating food insecurity in our local communities.

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