Appalachian State University
Environmental Sustainability Report
The 1999-2000 school year has been a successful
one for the Sustainability Task Force at
Appalachian State University, and for the students,
staff, and faculty associated with it. Building upon the campus-wide
sustainability assessment report completed by Billy Schumann, the Task Force
was able to address specific needs identified by the report.
One major role of the Task Force this year included representing
Appalachian State at several state-wide and regional environmental conferences
this school year. At a meeting of North Carolina's 16 Campus Sustainability Task Forces, we had an
opportunity to outline our new composting program as well as our "Green"
building interests. Jim Rice and Logan Brown represented Appalachian State in
Atlanta at a Second Nature's Southeast Regional environmental conference. We
were invited to be among the schools that presented their sustainable campus
In addition to Chapel Hill and N.C.
State's representation of their respective campuses, Appalachian State's
environmental sustainability officer Jeff Boyer has been asked to speak on
behalf of Appalachian and all other state campuses at Governor Hunt's second
annual Clean & Green 2000 Event in Raleigh this April 28. This honors
Appalachian State's efforts and reinforces our feeling that our campus is
becoming a leader in working to implement environmental sustainability measures
as well as teaching it and researching it.
This report summarizes the projects and efforts that the
sustainability task has focused upon in the past year including: