***Please note your calendars: our meetings have changed to the March 15th and 29th THIS MONTH! 12:30-1:30 p.m. ***
TOPIC: "When is Enough, ENOUGH? Wants vs. Needs"
"To live content with small means;
To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion;
To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich;
To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages with an open heart;
To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry, never.
To let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common,
This is to be my symphony. " by William Henry Channing.
A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases (including carbon dioxide and methane) that are generated by our actions.
The average carbon footprint for a person in the United States is 16 tons, one of the highest rates in the world. Globally, the average is closer to 4 tons. To have the best chance of avoiding a 2℃ rise in global temperatures, the average global carbon footprint per year needs to drop under 2 tons by 2050.
Lowering individual carbon footprints from 16 tons to 2 tons doesn’t happen overnight! By making small changes to our actions, like eating less meat, taking less connecting flights and line drying our clothes, we can start making a big difference.
Calculate your Carbon Footprint, at: https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/carbon-footprint-calculator/
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