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Sustainable Living Tour Oct. 2

BOONE – The Appalachian Regional Initiative for Sustainable Energy (ARISE) and the Appalachian State University Solar Energy Society (ASUSES) will host the 9th Annual Tour of Sustainable Living on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The tour of five sites will feature passive solar design, strawbale construction, solar power, micro-hydro, and wind power. The tour begins at the Agricultural Cooperative Extensions Building on King Street and ends at the N.C. Small Wind Initiative Research and Demonstration Site atop Beech Mountain.

Participants will receive a package of information, a fact CD, breakfast and lunch. The cost for the day is $15 for adults and $10 for students. Call (828)264-3061 to register, or visit