Appalachian State to participate in Raleigh climate convergence

Joshua Farmer

More than 100 Appalachian State University students and faculty members will partake in the Climate Convergence on Raleigh on Saturday, April 20 to demonstrate the university’s commitment to combating climate change.

“The CCR is expected to draw several thousand participants,” said appropriate technology major Orrie Bos.
Affiliates of Fossil Free App State are inviting any interested individuals to join them Earth Day weekend to make a statement about climate concerns.

“The purpose of the CCR movement is to raise awareness about local and global climate change and to demand state legislative support for new climate initiatives,” said anthropology professor Harvard Ayers.

The two-day event will include panel discussions, workshops and speeches from several keynote speakers affiliated with The main event will be surrounding the Raleigh legislative building Sunday.

“This event is shaping up to be one of the greatest coming together of academic minds, scientists and artists our state’s capitol has ever seen,” Ayers said.

A number of Appalachian students and faculty will be cycling from Boone to Raleigh two days prior to the event.

“This will be a symbolic show of solidarity for reducing our CO2 output,” Boss said.

A reception will be held at the Church of Good Shepherd in Raleigh for the arriving cyclists.

A detailed schedule and location information on the CCR can be found at the official website,
Any questions concerning transportation or lodging for the event can be directed to Ayers.

“The trip to Raleigh is free for all students,” Ayers said. “It is important that anyone who wants to be a part of this important movement should have the opportunity to do so without any great expense.”

Story: NOLEN NYCHAY, Intern News Reporter