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Durham County Library Hosts Sustainability Leader Lyle Estill

Program: Meet the Author: Lyle Estill
Date: Sunday, Sep. 21
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will host author, environmentalist and social entrepreneur Lyle Estill at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 21 at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

Estill will read from his books Small is Possible: Life in a Local Economy; Biodiesel Power: The Passion, People, and Politics of the Next Renewable Fuel; Industrial Evolution: Local Solutions for a Low Carbon Future; and Small Stories, Big Changes: Agents of Change on the Frontlines of Sustainability. Using his work as a springboard for discussion, Estill will explain why he believes “change the stories and you change the culture.” A book signing will follow the program.

Besides being an author and columnist for the News and Observer, Estill is an artist and the publisher of Energy Blog. He is the co-founder of Piedmont Biofuels and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Piedmont Biofuels Coop. He was a founding board member of the Biofuels Center of North Carolina, and he has served on the board of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance.

This program is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation. For more information call Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268 or visit

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or


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