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Climate Change Café

Welcomecafe
Imagine inviting your friends and community to respond to this reality:

The average American generates 55,000 pounds of CO2 annually,
whereas typical Swedes emit only about 15,000 pounds of CO2 while
maintaining an equal standard of living.

The CONVENIENT TRUTH is that YOU CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE with a few changes!

Climate
change is very much a local issue with global reach. The causes of
global warming come in large part from everyday activities where
individual actions account for almost 50 percent of a community’s
emissions. A one-degree rise in average temperature can result in
extreme temperature-related disasters.

The following is an invitation for those in the Bay Area, and for those elsewhere, it is a sample of what you can offer in your community at home or work.

Join us for an engaging
Cool World Cafe, a powerful, new social change technology that enables
us to experience the spirit of community. Interact with friends and
neighbors in frank and open conversation that helps us reflect deeply
on what global warming means to each of us as individuals and society.

Learn
about the Low Carbon Diet, which is grounded in over two decades of
environmental behavior change research. This program offers much more
than a list of eco-friendly actions. It walks you through every step of
the process, from calculating your current CO2 footprint to tracking
your progress. By making simple changes to actions you take every day,
you can learn how to reduce your annual household CO2 output by at
least 15 percent. If youre really dedicated, you can also become carbon
neutral.

October 07, 2007
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Berkeley Fellowship Hall
1924 Cedar St., Berkeley, CA 94709

$20 students / $25 adults / $30 per family (includes book and materials)
Click Here to Register

With the Low Carbon Diet you will learn how to:

Calculate your CO2 footprint with a carbon calculator
Create cool household systems that save the Earth while saving you money
Take on cool lifestyle practices that reduce CO2 emissions without cramping your style
Purchase carbon offsets to become carbon neutral
Form a Low Carbon Diet EcoTeam with friends, colleagues, co-workers or neighbors to reduce and offset CO2 output

Sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists

Workshop
Presenter:

Barbara Chan studied ecology, biology and psychology, and
provides certified expertise in executive coaching, sustainable
business management consulting, facilitation, mediation and green
building.

Suitable for ages 13 years and up

Make
this an eco-friendly event. Walk, bike, take public transit or carpool.
The Fellowship Hall is a few blocks from the North Berkeley BART
station. Please no plastic water bottles.