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Celebrate Fossil Fools Day April 1 With Sustainable Energy-related Activities

BOONE – On Friday, April 1, people across the United States, Canada and United Kingdom will gather for the Second Annual Fossil Fools Day. Last year, some 130 actions were organized to demand clean and renewable energy.

The public is invited to jumpstart a local clean energy revolution through the following events sponsored by Appalachian State University’s Sustainable Energy Society and Youth United for Clean Energy:

11 a.m – a gathering at the Jones House Community Center for information, activities and bike maintenance

noon – a Fossil Fools Day bike ride around Boone; bring a bike, helmet and food and water

4 p.m. – letter writing and refreshments on campus in 17 Kerr Scott Hall

5:15 p.m. – Speaker Ned Ryan Doyle, a sustainable energy and environmental advocate for 30 years and host of WNCW’s “Our Southern Community,” will address “Fossil Fools: Our Fears, Foes and the Future.” Doyle lives off society’s electrical grid in a passive solar, earth-sheltered building in Western North Carolina. Among his activities, he is a board member of N.C. Sustainable Energy Association and coordinator of the Southern Energy and Environment Expo, Aug. 26-28 (

6 p.m. – Film Festival featuring “The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream” and “Power Shift: Energy + Sustainability,” hosted and narrated by Cameron Diaz.

For more information, contact Brent Summerville at or visit