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November 5th: William Powers

William Powers (what a great name!), author of , Twelve by Twelve: A One-Room Cabin off the Grid & Beyond the American Dream, Powers introduces readers to Benton who lives in a 12’ x 12’ cabin and the surrounding acres she cultivates and practices “permaculture” – “the things your grandparents knew and your parents forgot.”

Powers has led development aid and environmental initiatives in Latin America, Africa, and Washington, DC. The author of the memoirs Blue Clay People and Whispering in the Giant’s Ear, his essays on global issues have appeared in media including the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, and Slate. He has been interviewed on programs including Fresh Air and Living on Earth and is a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute. Powers lives part-time in New York City.

William Powers will be speaking Friday, November 5, 2010 from 12:30pm to 2pm in Room 217 of the Music Building at 100 McIver St.

The event is sponsored by UNCG Sustainability Committee, UNCGreen, EcoSpartans, UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance, Green Library Group, and the Office of Sustainability.


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