Dave Grace is pursuing a concurrent degree (MEM, M.Div) between Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment and Divinity School. He currently works as the Youth Fellowship Coordinator at Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, NC, where he is also a member and serves on the board of the Presbyterian Campus Ministry of Raleigh in that capacity. Dave graduated from Warren Wilson College, earning a B.A. in Environmental Studies with concentration in Sustainable Agriculture, and a minor in Religious Studies. Food and faith, religion and ecology, as well as cosmology and ontology describe popular cross-disciplinary discussions which I hope to contribute to. I see faith-based sustainability efforts as an authentic response to technologically-mediated alienation and social stratification, pointing to our yearning for wholeness amidst all species.
“When, formerly, I have analysed my partiality for some farm which I had contemplated purchasing, I have frequently found that I was attracted solely by a few square rods of impermeable and unfathomable bog —Continue reading
In 2008, the Center for the Environment hosted a three day conference on Faith, Spirituality, and Environmental Stewardship (see link here). This conference was deeply impactful for participants. The conference brought together national leaders inContinue reading
On Friday, June 21st, I helped organize a booth for Downtown Salisbury’s Friday Night’s Out event themed “Arts Night Out”. We facilitated art activities for children and provided information on air quality to adults.Continue reading
This past Friday I got to spend time with the Western North Carolinian’s who live and breath air quality, professionally, at the 7th Annual WNC Air Quality Conference. The conference brought together leaders inContinue reading
On the evening of May 21st, the Board of Trustees at First United Methodist in Salisbury met with two associates from the Appalachian Institute for Renewable Energy (AIRE), Jeff Deal and Dave Harman, to discussContinue reading
This post will lay out the basic components of my daily routine. Not the most interesting, but perhaps gives some substance to the blog. Future Center for the Environment Stanback Interns be warned… in aContinue reading
When I arrived at the center, I was pleasantly surprised to find it nestled into the Fred Stanback Jr. Ecological Preserve– a 189 acre parcel with a portion of that acreage held in a conservationContinue reading