University Sustainability

Defining Sustainability since 1899

Sustainability at App State is not a trend, it is a tradition

Earth Month (April 2024)

Earth Month 2024

Mark your calendar, bring a friend and help make our world a greener, cleaner place for all. Learn more

We are active stewards of our state’s interconnected financial, cultural and natural resources. Through engaged scholarship, we balance critical, creative and global thinking in a living laboratory, transforming theory into practice and fostering responsible citizenship.

By the Numbers

  • STARS Gold

    rating for sustainability performance

  • 3rd

    ranked in AASHE's 2022 Sustainable Campus Index for Masters Institutions Top Performers.

  • $1 billion

    in avoided utility costs (UNC System and industry partners)

  • More than

    $1 million

    in local food purchased (2019–20 by Campus Dining)

  • 2,576 courses

    incorporate sustainability (2019-20)

  • 29,720 lbs.

    of waste diverted from the landfill through recycling and composting in the 2023 stadium zero waste sorting efforts

Upcoming Events

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Find Your Sustain Ability

What does sustainability mean, anyway? Turns out, it means more than you might think.

Be Part of the Change

Innovative Academic Programs

Research opportunities — in the field and in the classroom — abound for undergraduate students at App State.