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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%?
Changing the Built Environment and the Trade-offs
Phill Wilson from United Earth Ministries will talk about possible changes, costs and likely savings at United Church in lighting, HVACs, additional solar panels, battery power, lifestyle changes, etc. We will explore the choices and limitations with these options and their potential to reduce our carbon footprint. Discerning the best options as we move forward is complicated.