The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is bringing another discussion course developed by the Northwest Earth Institute to Los Alamos. Change is our Choice: Creating Climate Solutions is a five-week discussion course where participants will learn about climate change and how to take action to mitigate its causes and effects in their own lives, our community, and our world. This course meets at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:30 PM starting July 13th and running through August 10th. This free course is open to the public. Space is limited, and advance registration is required.
How do the choices we make impact the world? Can we really make a difference? Science has been tracking our climate and spending years fine-tuning forecasting models. The result: our world is changing rapidly. Our lifestyles and governments played significant roles in leading us down the path of change, and it is easy to wonder what the future may hold.
But there is hope. In the words of Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Change is our Choice helps us look at the choices we make every day and helps us take actions that mitigate the impacts of climate change. The choices are ours, and we have the ability to make a difference in our communities and in our lives.
This five-week course follows the book Change is our Choice: Creating Climate Solutions from the Northwest Earth Institute. Similar to a book club, participants will read articles, and then meet to discuss the content and brainstorm solutions and actions to take.
During the course, participants will:
- Explore climate change from scientific, psychological, and social perspectives,
- Learn about personal impacts on climate, and how to reduce it,
- Make and implement a plan of action to respond to the effects of our changing climate in our community, and
- Consider how to take action on climate change on a larger scale.
This discussion group will meet at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road. Participation is free, but participants must pre-register and purchase the book. For more information about this and other PEEC programs, or to register for this course, please visit www.peecnature.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505) 662-0460.