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RIEEE offers free offsets workshop Oct. 6

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics (RIEEE) is hosting a daylong workshop Friday, Oct. 6, on the future of carbon offsets and carbon markets in the southeastern United States.

The offsets workshop is a free event designed to disseminate information and facilitate discussion on the various obstacles facing carbon offset projects in the region. Space is limited and registration, which closes Sept. 25, is required.

Doors open at 8 a.m. in Roan Mountain (Room 122) in the Plemmons Student Union on the Appalachian campus. The workshop runs from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Morning coffee and lunch will be provided.

Carbon offset project professionals, forest industry professionals, participating and interested project owners, land trusts, investors and anyone interested in learning more about the role of the carbon offset markets in the southeastern United States are encouraged to attend. Attendees may earn 6.5 Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) credits. The workshop is supported by the Clabough Foundation and RIEEE.

For more information, email Kayla Young at or Dr. Tatyana Ruseva at, or call 828-262-8238.


About the Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics

Since 2008, Appalachian State University’s Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics (RIEEE) has fostered interdisciplinary research on the environment, energy and economics, especially the areas in which these subjects intersect. The institute serves as an umbrella organization for three centers: the Appalachian Energy Center, Center for Economic Research and Policy Analysis (CERPA) and the Southern Appalachian Environmental Research and Education Center (SAEREC). The work supported by RIEEE is integrated into Appalachian’s academic programs, used to facilitate discovery among K-12 student students and teachers, and employed in the region’s economic development. Learn more at

About Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.