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Gallimore, Paul 1947-

Gallimore, Paul 1947-

PERSONAL:

Born 1947.

ADDRESSES:

Office—Long Branch Environmental Education Center, P.O. Box 369, Big Sandy Mush Creek, Leicester, NC 28748; fax: 828-683-9211. E-mail—[email protected]; [email protected]

CAREER:

Writer, environmental activist, consultant, administrator, and educator. Earth Healing (an environmental education organization), environmental resource assessment service coordinator. Long Branch Environmental Education Center, Leicester, NC, founder and executive director, 1974—. Taught at Southwestern Community College, Sylva, NC; Blanton's Junior College, Asheville, NC; and the University of North Carolina, Asheville. Served as member of board of directors of numerous organizations, including the Center for Renewable Resources, Solar Lobby, National Recycling Coalition, Southern Unity Network for Renewable Energy Projects, North Carolina Coalition for Renewable Energy Resources, North Carolina Solar Energy Association, and the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association.

WRITINGS:

(With Al Fritsch) Healing Appalachia: Sustainable Living through Appropriate Technology, University Press of Kentucky (Lexington, KY), 2007.

SIDELIGHTS:

Paul Gallimore is an author, educator, and consultant in areas concerned with the environment and conservation. He works in areas such as renewable energy, permaculture, recycling and resource recovery, appropriate technology, and environmental design, noted a biographer on the Earth Heal-ing Web site. He is founder and director of the Long Branch Environmental Education Center in Leicester, NC, where he has worked since 1974.

In Healing Appalachia: Sustainable Living through Appropriate Technology, written with environmental activist, conservationist, and Jesuit priest Al Fritsch, Gallimore and his coauthor call upon their many years of experience with environmental issues to offer suggestions for the use of appropriate technology to create a harmonious, sustainable living throughout the unique ecosystems and geographical regions of Appalachia. The authors define appropriate technology as the use of the most basic and least intrusive technology available to achieve the desired results, whether that involves power generation, food production, forest management, transportation, waste disposal, or wildlife protection. They offer detailed information on what kinds of technology are practical and that actually work in the region. Their concern extends not only to the environmental conditions of the Appalachians, but also to the diverse human communities that live there, and how human and nature can successfully coexist. Their technological assessments include consideration of practicality, affordability, ease of use, and ecological impact. Fritsch and Gallimore also offer in-depth details on construction and maintenance of the various technological projects they evaluate.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

ONLINE

Earth Healing Web site,http://www.earthhealing.info/ (February 19, 2008), biography of Paul Gallimore.

Long Branch Environmental Education Center Web site,http://www.longbrancheec.org/ (February 19, 2008).

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