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"Small Stories, Big Changes" panel discussion at WWC

11 Nov 2013

A panel discussion and book signing featuring contributors to “Small Stories, Big Changes,” a book about community sustainability change-makers, will be held Nov. 11 at Warren Wilson College. The event, free and open to the public, is scheduled from 6:30-8 p.m. in Canon Lounge of Gladfelter Student Center.

The panelists provide a mix of community sustainability change-makers: Gary Phillips, poet, pastor and civil rights activist; Megan Toben, environmental educator; Tim Toben, living-building developer; and Lyle Estill, biofuels innovator and all-round sustainability instigator. Each of the four has an inspiring story to tell about their experiences in leading sustainable change in their communities.

In the introduction to “Small Stories,” Lyle writes:

"What inspires me is those individuals who are on the ground, delivering good work in the name of sustainability. This book is written by people who are actually doing the work that needs to be done. The message of this book is that you are not alone in your fight to effect positive change."

For more information about the Nov. 11 event, contact Laura Lengnick, WWC environmental studies/sustainable agriculture professor, at