Since our inception in 1977 ASPI has been dedicated to education and awareness around environmental issues, appropriate technology, and informed personal choices. Our demonstration sites showcase our use of appropriate technology and are open to the public.
(Mt. Vernon, KY) This center incorporates our office building and features solar energy systems (solar photovoltaics, net metering, and solar water heating), rainwater harvesting, organic and pollinator gardens, and attached passive solar greenhouse.
(Livingston, KY) Located in a rural context, the center includes working demonstrations of low-cost cordwood housing, solar applications, cisterns, organic gardens, and natural waste treatment technologies. The site also includes the Mary E. Fritsch Nature Center, and the Michael Francis Zalla nature trail.
Our library is located at our Mt. Vernon site and contains 6,000+ volumes and periodicals on green building, renewable energy, waste management, organic gardening, natural resource management, and environmental science.
ASPI hosts volunteers who desire to know more about the Appalachian experience. Groups and individuals provide service to the local community through citizen water monitoring, karst education, biological habitat assessment, and cleanup of local rivers and streams.
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