Location: Mt. Vernon, Kentucky
Agency: Appalachia-Science in the Public Interest
Mode of Transportation: Airplane
Type of Lodging: Sleeping bags at a church facility (participants provide their own sleeping bag)
Registration Type: Online registration on Wednesday, December 2 at 12:00pm
Appalachia-Science in the Public Interest (ASPI) has been working for healthy land and sustainable communities in Kentucky and Central Appalachia for over 35 years. ASPI is a non-profit resource center advocating for sustainable development, responsible resource management, and informed personal choices. ASPI uses applicable science and technology to benefit ecosystems by promoting innovative ideas and appropriate technologies. This is accomplished through educational programs, research, and demonstration projects.
Participants will engage in a variety of projects at facilities in Livingston and Mt. Vernon, and with ASPI partners around Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Some projects include trail work, organic gardening, cleanup of illegal dumps, rehabbing outreach and education sites, building renovation and grounds work.
It is easy to be a volunteer for seven days, but it is difficult to persist in sustainability over a long time. I was touched deeply by what I saw and experienced, and it is meaningful to be a supporter of sustainability for the rest of my life.
-Frank Wu, ASB 2016 Sustainability participant
Read Frank's full experience here.
ASB 2016 Trips