Appalachian State University

Sustainability Research Forum:

When: October 22, 2014, 2pm

Where: Parkway Ballroom, Plemmons Student Union, Appalachian State University


Contact: Donna Presnell (

Event Description: In an effort to highlight the sustainability-focused scholarly activities of Appalachian’s distinguished faculty, the university will present the 1st Annual Sustainability Research Forum from 2pm to 5pm on Wednesday, October 22nd (National Campus Sustainability Day). In support of the 2014-2019 Appalachian State University strategic plan, The Appalachian Experience: Envisioning a Just and Sustainable Future, this forum will demonstrate Appalachian’s commitment to sustainability by showcasing the sustainability-related research of three Appalachian scholars in a public forum.

Student Development Sustainability Workshops:

When: October 22, 2014

Where: Plemmons Student Union

Contact: Donna Presnell (

Event Description: Appalachian is offering sustainability workshops to all staff who are involved with students, from admissions to housing and everyone in between.

Sustain Yosef:

When: October 22, 2o14

Where: Residence Halls


Contact: Donna Presnell (

Event Description: Yosef is the name of Appalachian’s mascot, the Mountaineer. Sustain Yosef is a competition to get students living in residence halls to do so more sustainably.

HOW TO ENTER: Let everyone know you care about sustainability! Simply complete the Green Appal Room Certification Application and help your residence hall WIN! Not only will you receive your Green Appal certificate from University Housing you will be entered to win awesome prizes! The residence hall reporting the most Green Appal certifications before Monday, October 20th will WIN!

All winners will be announced on National Campus Sustainability Day, Wednesday, October 22nd!

GRAND PRIZE: Apple iPad Mini! Awarded to a randomly selected Green Appal Certified resident from the winning hall.

RESIDENCE HALL PRIZE: Every Green Appal Certified resident in the winning hall will win free ice cream from Roess Dining Hall!

MORE PRIZES: No matter which hall wins overall, everyone who receives a Green Appal certification will be entered to win T-shirts, bamboo reusable sporks (perfect for camping), stickers, magnets and more!!

GET BONUS ENTRIES: Bonus entries into the random drawing for ALL prizes will be awarded for those who visit sustain Appalachian’s Sustainable Living Guide and take the pledge. You can also get bonus entries by writing in your own sustainable behaviors – one additional entry for that Apple iPad Mini for each topic you write in!

2014 Green Halloween Costume Swap- powered by Tradepal

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Go green this Halloween by keeping the cash in your pocket and join in the fun with a campus swap. Tradepal is kicking off its second year partnering with Campus Sustainability Day and invites campuses to celebrate with a Green Halloween Costume Swap. Promote year-round savings and take steps to reduce your carbon footprint through reuse.

How to participate:

  • Join your campus network on Tradepal and list your costumes, masks, and items to swap
  • Browse the listings on your network. Request to trade items and accept offers for items of interest
  • Exchange items and complete trades
  • Invite friends to participate and rally students to co-organize a Green Halloween Costume Swap event
  • Celebrate with a sustainable alternative to Halloween shopping by swapping last years costumes, masks, wigs and tutus

Get the word out on campus and host a meet up for everyone to gather and exchange their swaps in person. After, quantify the carbon savings impact from your campus swap and share the results. If you are hosting a swap, get recognized for your efforts by adding your event to the CSD website. See what others are doing around the country and register for the 2014 Keynote broadcast.

Happy Trading!

RSVP for the 2014 Keynote Broadcast

The 2014 Keynote Broadcast 

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Second Nature has hosted the keynote broadcast since 2011

Hosted by Second Nature
Broadcast: October 22rd, 2pm EST (2014)

RSVP for this event
The theme for the upcoming Campus Sustainability Day (CSD) keynote broadcast is “Empowering Change on Campus and in the Community”. Campuses are invited to show this short video at their CSD events, as a way to complement planned activities and foster discussion.

The broadcast will feature Higher Education sustainability leaders discussing ways in which students can make a difference, be a part of sustainability solutions, and build a career in the sustainability field.

Check this page on Oct 22nd to view the broadcast, or RSVP to get instructions and updates emailed to you.

Learn more about This Year’s Events.

For more information, contact Gabriela Boscio, Senior Program Associate at Second Nature.