Lyle Estill

Lyle Estill

Lyle Estill is the president and co-founder of Piedmont Biofuels, a community-scale biodiesel project in Pittsboro, North Carolina. He has been on the vanguard of social change for the past decade, which has placed him at the heart of the sustainability movement. Lyle is a prolific speaker and writer, and the author of Industrial Evolution, Small is Possible and Small Stories, Big Changes. He has won numerous awards for his commitment to resilience, community development, outreach, and leadership.

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Backyard Biodiesel

Backyard Biodiesel

How to Brew Your Own Fuel

Small-scale home biodiesel production holds a singular attraction for the do-it-yourself enthusiast. While perhaps it can't save the world, this …

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Small Stories, Big Changes (EPUB)

Small Stories, Big Changes (EPUB)

Agents of Change on the Frontlines of Sustainability

A remarkable cast of characters inhabit the pages of this book. Meet Tim Toben, who developed a high rise with the lowest energy consumption of any …

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Small Stories, Big Changes (PDF)

Small Stories, Big Changes (PDF)

Agents of Change on the Frontlines of Sustainability

A remarkable cast of characters inhabit the pages of this book. Meet Tim Toben, who developed a high rise with the lowest energy consumption of any …

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Industrial Evolution (EPUB)

Industrial Evolution (EPUB)

Local Solutions for a Low Carbon Future

For many people, the word “industry” brings to mind images ofsprawling factories belching toxic emissions in a blighted natural landscape. …

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Industrial Evolution (PDF)

Industrial Evolution (PDF)

Local Solutions for a Low Carbon Future

For many people, the word “industry” brings to mind images ofsprawling factories belching toxic emissions in a blighted natural landscape. …

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Small is Possible

Small is Possible

Life in a Local Economy

In an era when incomprehensibly complex issues like Peak Oil and Climate Change dominate headlines, practical solutions at a local level can seem …

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Biodiesel Power (PDF)

Biodiesel Power (PDF)

The Passion, the People, and the Politics of the Next Renewable Fuel

Whether we are nearing the end of oil or merely nearing the end of inexpensive oil, it is becoming increasingly clear that we need to find …

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