Two common-sense approaches to curbing climate change will be presented at a free public forum on Saturday, March 28, 9:00 a.m. to noon at Fellowship Hall, First United Methodist Church, 500 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. The executive director of the U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of “Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash” will give tips for getting the carbon out of everyone’s lives and how to stop trashing the climate.
The League of Women Voters Pasadena Area with 15 environmental organizations is sponsoring the 9th annual climate change forum organized by the Natural Resources Committee. It is titled “Decarbonize Your Life and Clean Our Environment: A Positive Way Forward.”
Ben Stapleton as executive director of the U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles brings expertise from his participation in La Kretz Innovation Campus, a hub of entrepreneurs, engineers and policymakers focused on green economy and overseen by LA Water and Power. He led operations and finance for the LA Cleantech Incubator at that time.
Edward Humes, the second speaker, has written four environmentally themed books. Speaking of his last on “Garboloby,” environmental activist Bill McKibben writes, “Unlike most dirty books, this one is novel and fresh on every page.” As for the way back, Humes says, it requires a rethinking of everything we’re doing on the garbage front.
Co-sponsors of this event include: Risk-Taking Mission & Service: First United Methodist Church, Citizens Climate Lobby Pasadena-Foothills, Climate Resolve, SoCal350, All Saints Episcopal Church, California Interfaith Power & Light, Transition Pasadena, BanSUP, Sierra Club Pasadena Chapter, Neighborhood Church Green Council, Throop Unitarian Universalist Church, Earth Day Greater Los Angeles 2020, Social Justice Committee Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center, Altadena Heritage, and 5Gyres.
Handicap accessible. Free Parking adjacent to Church off Green St. Please carpool if possible. This is a Free Public Event with Light Refreshments provided.