Environmental writer Chris Bolgiano will present revolutionary new evidence about how—and how much—carbon is pulled out of the air and stored by forests to help prevent climate change, when she speaks Wednesday evening, November 1st at SustainFloyd’s Dine for a Cause. The event at the Floyd EcoVillage will begin at 6 p.m. with a complimentary dinner.  Bolgiano will present “Pillars of Carbon:  Can our Aging Forests Save the Planet?” She will examine how Virginia can benefit from its nearly three-million acres of public forests and more than twelve-million acres of private woodlands.

In discussing her upcoming remarks, Bolgiano said, “Even if you’ve never considered hugging a tree, we all have a stake in how both public and private forests are being managed to cope with an unpredictable future.”

SustainFloyd Vice President and local environmental writer Fred First will moderate the evening program in which the audience will be invited to ask questions following Bolgiano’s remarks.

Chris Bolgiano, who describes herself as a “mildly amusing nature writer” is the author of five books, including Southern Appalachian Celebration and Living in the Appalachian Forest: True Tales of Sustainable Forestry. The author will sign copies of these books for purchase at the Dine for a Cause event. Living in the Appalachian Forest is the winner of the Phillip D. Reed Memorial Award for Outstanding Writing on the Southern Environment.

The evening, which will feature a beans and rice dinner, is free to the public.  There will be a cash bar serving wine, beer and Buffalo Mountain Kombucha.  Donations to SustainFloyd are welcomed and much appreciated.