Climate Change: What You Can Do

August 07, 2019|6:30pm

Climate disruption is one of the foremost challenges of our time and has many implications for both our personal health and the health of our planet. Atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), the primary cause of climate change, has increased to levels never observed before. With the United States withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, many people 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 footprint, 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. You will learn how to green your transportation at your own pace, save energy at home, improve recycling efforts, make greener financial decisions and dietary changes, impact policy, and more. Through the combination of more than two decades of professional experience, the latest research in behavioral science, and facilitated group support, this class will help you make a real difference.

PLEASE NOTE: This class is also approved for the new Cardinal Green financial incentive. Details at http://sustainable.stanford.edu/my-cardinal-green

Instructors: Steve Attinger, MBA, CGBP, is the environmental sustainability manager for the City of Mountain View, and Jane Rosten, MSW, LCSW, is the environmental behavior change program manager for the Stanford Health Improvement Program.

Class details are subject to change.