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The Appalachian State Renewable Energy Initiative is a student-led, student-funded organization that seeks to install renewable energy and energy efficiency projects on campus. Projects can be proposed by any student, and are carried out with the help of faculty and staff advisors by the REI committee. Since its inception in 2005, the REI has funded a number of projects, including the Broyhill Wind Turbine, which, until recently, was the largest wind turbine in North Carolina.

Mission Statement:

Reduce the environmental impact of Appalachian State University by implementing renewable energy technologies, investing in energy efficiency projects, and promoting campus engagement.

Fall 2023 Meeting Times
General meetings: Fridays 2-3PM, PSU, room 415 (Rough Ridge)* 
Project Management Subcommittee: Mondays 4-5PM, Katherine Harper Hall, room 178
Public Relations/Outreach Subcommittee: Tuesdays 5-6PM, Appalachian Hall, room 162
Data Management Subcommittee: Wednesdays 4-5PM, Sanford Hall, room 506

 * General meeting locations may change week to week. Check the instagram appstate_rei or email to confirm current meeting locations

Looking to get involved? Show up to general meetings to learn more or email with questions. Any new or returning members are welcome!

Student Engagement Grants

Students that have an idea for a sustainability-based project, please download the application below to apply to recieve up to $1,500 to make your idea a reality!

Download: Student Engagement Grants Application

Contact Us

Appalachian State University Renewable Energy Initiative

Duncan Burns, Chair

Jackson Hager, Director of Operations

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