Capturing the camaraderie and can-do spirit that is the heart of the annual Appalachian Energy Summit at Appalachian State University is not easy. In 2016, a roster of 40 speakers, close to that many workshops, panels and events, all look pretty much the same from behind the lens. But look closely at the faces and you can see how this group of energy-savvy academics, leaders and students have changed the face of the UNC system, with savings in avoided energy costs to date exceeding $500 million.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the Southeast, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls nearly 21,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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