Do your share of climate protection, Go on a Low Carbon Diet

May 23 2007 - 7:00pm
May 23 2007 - 9:00pm

Event Description:

Do your share of climate protection
Go on a Low Carbon Diet

Get started on your plan to use less energy with the support of a group of like-minded people.  This class is based on The Low Carbon Diet: a 30 Day Program to Lose 5000 Pounds, by David Gershon.  We will meet four Wednesdays: May 23, June 6, June 20th and (skipping 4th of July) July 11th at 7-9 PM at an inside-the-loop location.  The book will be sold at cost at the class.  At this free class you will learn how to save energy by using less gas, gasoline and electricity and more solar, wind and leg/arm power.

By making simple changes to your every-day actions, you can reduce your annual household CO2 output by at least 15%.  And, for those who are more ambitious, we'll explain how to become "carbon neutral" and how to help your church, school or community go on a low carbon diet.

You'll learn how to:
       Calculate your CO2 footprint with our easy-to-use "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 your faith community

Denis Hayes, a co-founder of Earth Day, said "This book is fabulous!  It's practical, accessible and effective. Getting people to take on global warming at a personal level is critical to tackling the issue."

Enrollment is limited to 10 people. 
To register, email Nan Hildreth at <escramble('NanHildreth','riseup.net');>  ;  or call 713-842-6643.
Inner loop location.  Houston Climate Protection Alliance www.HoustonClimateProtection.org
Your teachers will be Nancy Edwards, who co-taught the first class, and Steven Stelzer, a green architect.

For more climate news visit www.HoustonClimateProtection.org

Event Sponsor:
Houston Climate Protection Alliance

Event Contact Name:
Nan Hildreth

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-842-6643

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.HoustonClimateProtection.org

Event Fee:
free