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ASUREI Mission Statement

Reduce the environmental impact of Appalachian State University by replacing the University's existing sources of energy with cleaner forms of renewable energy technology on campus and serve as a resource for students and faculty by identifying and investing in the most appropriate energy projects.

What is the ASU Renewable Energy Initiative?

The ASUREI is a committee of students, with faculty and staff advisors that are responsible for allocating money towards the implementation of renewable energy on campus.  The committee's annual operating budget comes from a self-imposed student fee of $5 per student per semester.  The student body, by 83% approval, voted in 2004 to tax themselves to pay for renewable energy projects on campus!!!  In 2007, the students voted again in favor at 92% approval!!!

Kerr Scott, Biodiesel, and Raley photovoltaic projects