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Our Overheating Planet: 100 Ways to Cool It

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What do solar panels, family planning and bamboo have in common? All are solutions to global warming and a changing climate. We’re aware that we must find effective solutions to the sticky issue of greenhouse gases spewing into the atmosphere and harming our environment. Drawdown, edited by Paul Hawken and written by scientists, lists 100 of them and weighs their relative importance. In our study group, we’ll explore the potential impacts of familiar solutions like wind power and electric cars, as well as those lesser known, such as bioplastics and managed grazing. We’ll learn more about these solutions and discuss what we personally can do to help. With the federal government rolling back many plans to fight global warming, it is up to the cities, universities, corporations, NGOs and individuals to solve the problem that virtually all climate scientists and the majority of the people recognize. Many of them have stepped up and said, “We’re still in.” Our text, Drawdown (Penguin, 2017), has created a lot of buzz among climate activists. We’ll also watch videos, have speakers, and discuss current articles to learn more about how we can help reverse the destruction of our planet.

Class Details

13 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Location
Wieboldt Hall

Instructor
MultipleInstructor :
1.Cynthia Linton2.Marcia Lazar 

Tuition: 

$0.00


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Schedule Information

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Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
9/13/2018 - 12/13/2018 Weekly - Thu 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Marcia Lazar  ; Cynthia Linton  ClassRoom