Small Stories, Big Changes: Agents of change on the frontlines of sustainability

Lyle Estill - Piedmont Biofuels
Workshop Level: Beginner
Lyle Estill was trained as a writer. He published his first short story in 1981, and has been publishing ever since.

Many think of him as a traveling salesman who accidentally became an environmentalist, stumbled into being an activist, and went on to become what some refer to as a “social entrepreneur.”

Workshop Description

This is a salon-style discussion with the audience. No speeches, no slides, just straight conversation, and questions and answers with a group of authors. Each author has contributed a chapter to Small Stories, Big Changes: Agents of Change on the Frontlines of Sustainability.

Past workshops have included Bryan Welch, and Albert Bates, and are moderated by Lyle Estill.

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Speaker Bio

Lyle Estill is the V.P. of Stuff for Piedmont Biofuels. He has been active in the environmental movement for decades, and is the author of four books on topics ranging from biodiesel to local economy to industry to activism. When it comes to implementing sustainability solutions, Estill has a lot of dirt under his fingernails.

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See books written by Lyle.