ASPI Small-Town Demonstration Center
Appalachia-Science in the Public Interest (ASPI) was founded on Earth Day in 1977 and has served and worked for healthy land and sustainable communities in Kentucky and Central Appalachia for 45 years. ASPI is a non-profit resource center advocating for sustainable development, responsible resource management, and informed personal choices through education, research, consulting and demonstration projects. Our focus areas are: Energy, Food Systems, Culture, and Ecosystems. ASPI models and educates about sustainable practices through the Small-Town Demonstration Center at our main office in Mt. Vernon, KY, which made history in 2001 by installing the first net-metered solar electric system in the state. In 2020, ASPI upgraded from 2.7 kW to 10.98, which supported the addition of an electric vehicle (EV) charging station. The Demonstration Center also features garden beds, greenhouses, and perennials, and the office building includes a sustainable/simple living resource library, open meeting space, and a full kitchen.
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