In 2007 the world was challenged by the IPCC – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – to reduce our collective carbon footprint by 80% by 2030 to avoid catastrophe climate change. In response, United Earth Ministries began to seek ways for United Church to model ideas of how this may be achieved. With the addition of solar panels we have reduced our carbon footprint 52%. So how do we reduce another 30%?
Susannah Tuttle from the NC Interfaith Power & Light will join us to talk about advocating for changes in the source of our power to achieve a lower carbon footprint. After we have done all the caulking, biking and conservation we can do, we live in a culture with centralized and publicly-authorized power sources. Advocacy is how citizens have a voice in regulating and producing the energy they want to consume.