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North Carolina:
- Biodiesel Panel Discussion

      Evan Ashworth "Bio-Diesel Overview"
      Brian Rosa "Organics Recycling

- Hog Vigil - June 19-21, 2007

- Audubon North Carolina

- 2007 SURGE Conference - Mary Anne Hitt, Keynote Address

- WhatAWayToGoMovie.com

Biodiesel & Sustainability: Challenges & New Advances--A Panel

"Biodiesel & Sustainability: Challenges & New Advances--A Panel" - First of a new series of NC Powerdown events in Durham, North Carolina. The EcoLounge is a warehouse space adjacent to Carolina Biofuels that we are developing for enviro-edutainment events. Panelists included Leif Forer, one of the founders of Piedmont Biofuels, who works closely with the NC Biofuels Association, and Tim Angert, who works with David Thornton, the inventor of the cavitator, in Design/Build at Piedmont Biofuels. Marc Dreyfors, who is president of Carolina Biofuels and Barry Jones, who heads up Carolina's biodiesel production operation. Organization's websites: www.theforestfoundation.org, www.yikeslink.blogspot.com YIKES! - Youth Involved in Keeping Earth Sustainable.

====>Right Click to Download "Opening Remarks"

====>Right Click to Download "Panel Discussion Part 1"

====>Right Click to Download "Panel Discussion Part 2"

Copyright © 2008 NC Powerdown, All Rights Reserved.


"Bio-Diesel Overview" by Evan Ashworth

====>Click to hear "Bio-Diesel Overview" Part 1

====>Click to hear "Bio-Diesel Overview" Part 2

====>Click to hear "Bio-Diesel Overview" Part 3

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007 - Chapel Hill Public Library

Evan Ashworth has worked with Piedmont Biofuels for over two years. He manages fuel distribution from the commercial-scale production plant in Pittsboro, NC, operates the delivery tank truck, writes grants, and does education and outreach work. He is a graduate of the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Chicago, focusing on oil dependance and alternative fuels.

Piedmont Biofuels can be contacted by writing/calling: P.O. Box 661, Pittsboro, NC 27312 | 919-321-8260


"Organics Recycling" by Brian Rosa

====>Click to hear "Organics Recycling" Part 1

====>Click to hear "Organics Recycling" Part 2

Wednesday, January 10th at 7:30 p.m. - Carrboro Century Center.
Food Waste in North Carolina: Composting and Other Diversion
Technologies. Brian Rosa, Organics Recycling Coordinator for the
North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Assistance
will be our presenter. He will discuss our current food waste
practices including feeding hungry people, composting and providing
animal feed.

Brian Rosa
Organic Recycling Specialist
NC DENR, Division of Pollution Prevention & Environmental Assistance
919-715-6524 brian.rosa@ncmail.net


Circle Talk After Movie: What A Way To Go: Life At The End Of Empire

The What A Way To Go: Life At The End Of Empire movie was produced by Sally C. Erickson, written and directed by Timothy S. Bennett.

Please go to their webpage to find more important information about the movie: http://whatawaytogomovie.com/.

The What A Way To Go: Life At The End Of Empire movie is stunning and to the point. Anyone that sees it will feel the need to get involved in contributing their part toward the healing of the planet. Some important questions addressed in the film are:

     * Peaking fossil fuel flow rates?
     * Critically degraded ecosystems?
     * A changing climate?
     * An exploding global population?
     * Teetering global economies?
     * An unstable political climate?

Again visit the site for more information on showings in your area.

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The What A Way To Go: Life At The End Of Empire movie was shown on 25 March 2007 at the Community Church of Chapel Hill, Unitarian Universalist in Chapel Hill, NC. Please listen to the interesting perspectives and thoughts of a circle of about 30 people after the movie:

====>Click to hear "Circle Talk After Movie" Part 1

====>Click to hear "Circle Talk After Movie" Part 2

====>Click to hear "Circle Talk After Movie" Part 3

====>Click to hear "Circle Talk After Movie" Part 4

Copyright © 2007 whatawaytogomovie.com, All Rights Reserved.

Audubon North Carolina

Established in 1997, the state office of Audubon North Carolina grew out of decades of volunteerism through chapters. Audubon North Carolina's mission is to conserve and restore NC's ecosystems, focusing on the needs of birds. Our approach combines historic strengths of solid, deliberate science with direct protection, public education and grassroots advocacy. With 10,500 Audubon members and 7 chapters across the state, grassroots activists are the foundation of Audubon's history and its future in North Carolina. Please go to their webpage and get involved: http://nc.audubon.org/.


====>Click to hear the "Presentation"

====>Click to hear the "Questions and Answers" session

Many Thanks to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and Brent McCraven for recording this presentation.

Audubon North Carolina Executive Director, Chris Canfield
Thursday, March 29, 2007
7:00 p.m. at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Free & open to the public

Audubon NC Director to discuss OLF at Museum, March 29

RALEIGH - For the past four years, Audubon North Carolina Executive Director Chris Canfield has led efforts to protect the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge from Navy plans to build an adjacent jet landing field. Canfield, a former Air Force officer in the Pentagon, will outline the issues surrounding the controversial OLF (Outlying Landing Field) when he presents "Refuge at Risk: The Navy and Pocosin Lakes" at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public.

The Pocosin Lakes refuge in eastern North Carolina is winter home to more than 100,000 swans, geese and other large waterfowl. Construction of a nearby landing strip is opposed by landowners, environmentalists and wildlife advocates, as well as Gov. Easley, who has called on Congress to block $10 million in federal funding for that site. Among the biggest concerns cited by opponents is the risk of birds colliding with jets - a problem that can cause jets to crash. To reduce the risk, the Navy has proposed that farmers plant less enticing food crops near the airstrip in the hope that this will discourage the birds from flocking near the runway. Beyond that, the Navy has proposed using dogs and fireworks to scare off birds, and potentially resorting to poison and firearms.

Copyright © 2007 Audubon North Carolina, All Rights Reserved.

2007 SURGE Conference: Mary Anne Hitt, Keynote Address

The eighth annual Students United for a Responsible Global Environment (SURGE) Conference was held at Duke University on March 30 - April 1, 2007. The conference focused on a variety of environmental, social justice and economic justice issues. The Friday evening kickoff featured the Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, Dr. William Schlesinger introducing keynote speaker Mary Anne Hitt of Appalachian Voices at the Love Auditorium.

====>Click to hear "Introduction by Dr. William Schlesinger"

====>Click to hear "Mary Anne Hitt, Keynote Address"

====>Click to hear "Mary Anne Hitt, QA Session"

Copyright © 2007 SURGE, All Rights Reserved.


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