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Commitment to Curb Oil Consumption

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Commitment to Curb Oil Consumption

Time: July 3, 2010 from 2pm to 4pm
Location: Boulevard Park near Woods Coffee
Event Type: meeting, and, problemsolving
Organized By: Juliet Thompson, Kate Clark, Chris Wolf
Latest Activity: Jul 2, 2010

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Quoting Erik Lindberg of Transition Milwaukee, "Our best hope is to become literate and numerate regarding our use and consumption of energy and to attempt to set our future course with the sort of broader understanding of ourselves, our expectations, and our assumptions that has remained relatively absent from our collective thinking."

We will meet and plan our personal energy future for the month of July with a goal of calculating and reducing our carbon footprints by the amount we can personally commit to for this first month. We'll tell our stories, and hopefully inspire others to take similar steps.

If you have a laptop and a carbon footprint calculator you like to use, bring it along and we'll start making visible commitments to reduce our oil consumption. If you are more heart than analytical - no worries - this will be a safe place to express yourself, and the numerical types will gently lead you through the process of reducing your carbon footprint with love and respect.

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Comment by Kate Clark on June 28, 2010 at 7:11pm
Jean, I think getting off energy in general, as much as possible.
Comment by Jean Kroll on June 27, 2010 at 9:12am
Are we focused on just reducing oil consumption or all fossil fuels?
Comment by David MacLeod on June 17, 2010 at 7:36pm
Is this a Transition Whatcom/Energy Addicts event? If so, I can make it a Featured event.

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