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Wildacres Retreat -Alliance for Continued Learning

Dates:August 29 - September 2, 2022
Meets:After 4:00 PM on Monday to After breakfast on Friday
Cost: $335.00

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Support Person: Darla Dye  Phone: 423-439-8084 or 1-800-222-ETSU (3878)  Email:

ETSU Alliance for Continued Learning invites you to attend its 2022 program at Wildacres Retreat to be held Monday, August 29 (after 4 PM) through Friday September 2 (after breakfast). Wildacres is located in a beautiful wilderness area just off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Little Switzerland, N.C.
Check out their website: Also click on their Commitment to Care policy found at the top of the webpage. to learn their safety protocols.
Prices for 4 nights and 11 meals are $335.00 per person for double occupancy and $435.00 for single occupancy.

Our program will be "Climate Change: Looking for Solutions"
Our facilitator-Dave Hrivnak will help us learn to live sustainably by taking steps to become more environmentally aware.
Session 1 -- Climate Change - a Look at the Data
There is a lot of misinformation about climate change.
What do the scientists say?
What is the theory?
What are the predictions?
What does the current data show?
Session 2 -- Solar Energy -- What is it?
How does it work, and is it right for you?
Session 3 -- Electric Vehicles --
Learn from someone who has driven more than 120,000 gas-free miles over the past 12 years. We will cover the environmental impacts, performance aspects, and living full-time with plug-in cars.
We will cover the many options available and have at least one EV to see and experience.
Session 4 -- Driving to Net Zero -- Our journey and stories of hope for a carbon-free future.
Conclusion -- What organizations are working for a cleaner future? What can you do to help move us to a cleaner, greener future?
About the Facilitator
Dave Hrivnak earned his BS in Industrial Engineering and Operations
He had completed Research from Virginia Tech and an MBA from ETSU. He retired after 34 years with Eastman Chemical. He has designed and built 2 passive solar homes, built an all-electric Jeep and Miata, and modified his Prius and Chevy Avalanche into plug-in hybrid cars. Dave's home and vehicles are powered from rooftop solar. He has also published a book, "Driving to Net 0 -- Stories of Hope for a Carbon Free Future".

Join us in beautiful tranquil surroundings to learn, socialize and relax.


For more information on Wildacres, go to This week starts after 4:00 p.m. on Monday and ends after breakfast on Friday.
Fee: $335.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Per person double occupancy$ 335.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Per person single occupancy$ 435.00

David Hrivnak

Ken Mijeski

Barbara Prince

Date Day Time Location
08/29/2022Monday4 PM to 9 PM Wildacres Retreat, P.O. Box 280
08/30/2022Tuesday8 AM to 9 PM Wildacres Retreat, P.O. Box 280
08/31/2022Wednesday8 AM to 9 PM Wildacres Retreat, P.O. Box 280
09/01/2022Thursday8 AM to 9 PM Wildacres Retreat, P.O. Box 280
09/02/2022Friday8 AM to 10 AM Wildacres Retreat, P.O. Box 280
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