Climate Change: What You Can Do
Climate disruption, one of the foremost challenges of our time, has many implications for both our personal health and the health of our planet. Atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), the primary cause, has increased to levels never observed before. With US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, many more are asking what they can do to have an impact on climate change. Fortunately, we can take action with a variety of approaches to safeguard the planet, lower our carbon footprints, and in the process save money, increase community, and improve health.
This 3-session class is designed to turn good environmental intentions into action. The course takes much guesswork out of which actions have greatest impact, providing a roadmap for where to spend precious time.
Participants will be introduced to skills such as how to “green” transportation at their own pace, save energy at home, recycle better, green finances, make dietary changes, impact policy, and more. Instructors will combine their expertise from over two decades of professional work on the issue, with behavioral science and group support, to help participants make a difference.
NOTE: This class qualifies for a 2019 BeWell Engagement incentive
Instructor: Steve Attinger, MBA, CGBP, is the Environmental Sustainability Manager, City of Mountain View.
Instructor: Jane Rosten MSW, LCSW, is the Environmental Behavior Change Manager for the Health Improvement Program.