PRESS RELEASE: Valle Crucis Community Park, Mast General Store, Appalachian State University, and AIRE Partner to Create Solar Powered Music Stage

Who: The Valle Crucis Community Park Mast General Store Appalachian State University Appalachian Institute for Renewable Energy (AIRE) What: Unveiling of Self-Sufficient Solar Stage, known as H’s Stage Where: Valle Crucis Community Park beside the Mast Store Annex in Historic Valle Crucis When: Friday, June 25, 2010, 7 p.m. Why: Celebrating community partnerships and renewable

Celebrate Earth Day with AIRE and Larry Gibson – and Enter to Win a Vespa Scooter to Support Larry’s Work

Thursday, April 22, 2010 Larry Gibson, Keeper of the Mountains Meet Larry Gibson, a hero of the movement to end mountaintop removal coal mining for over 25 years. A drawing for a Vespa scooter will be held that evening to support Larry. Tickets are available at the reception or online HERE. 4-5 pm: Larry Gibson:

Ged Moody Named Sustainability Director for Appalachian State University

“Given today’s economic and environmental realities, Appalachian has a tremendous opportunity to leverage its decades of leadership in the field of sustainability,” Moody said. “I want to create an environment that will educate every student at Appalachian about the virtues and methods of sustainability, and by doing so, position them to be the green leaders

AIRE Named Featured Environmental Non-Profit Organization for the 2009 Music on the Mountaintop Festival

“AIRE is extremely honored, flattered and excited to be Music on the Mountaintop’s feature environmental non-profit organization for 2009,” said Steve Owen, founder and director of AIRE. “We couldn’t be more delighted to be part of a great scene with the best music in the world, and to join with other area groups working for