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 2021 Meeting Time (in person & zoom): Friday 2-3PM, College of Education, room 013 (basement)

Zoom Link: (https://appstate.zoom.us/j/3176207467     Meeting ID: 317 620 7467)

If any issues with the meeting link contact: johnsondb@appstate.edu

Applications are open for student committee member positions for Fall 2021, and any new or returning Appalachian State students interested in the joining the team are encouraged to apply!
Board Applications for Spring 2021 open, deadlines are Nov 26. Elections are Dec 1, 2021. Below is a direct link to our available applications. 

FIND APPLICATIONS FOR REI MEMBERSHIP HERE!!! Please send all applications to rei@appstate.edu for further review! 


Student Engagement Grants

The REI is rolling out its first year of the Student Engagement Grants or Mini-grants! Students that have an idea for a sustainability-based project, please download the application below 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

Daniel Johnson Chair



Meagan Plowman, Vice Chair



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