Wednesday, May 22
Is it possible to slow—or even reverse—climate change? This vital question is addressed in Paul Hawkins brilliant new book, Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. The book is now the choice of the New York State Reads program and appears on many “best of” lists.
Hawkins’ ideas, created by more than 100 experts in energy, land use, and other areas, range from the grand, such as autonomous vehicles, to those ideas that are easily accomplished by individuals around their own homes—like composting and consuming a plant-rich diet.
Using Drawdown, as a starting point, Macedon Library director Stacey Wicksall and freelance writer Mary Van Keuren will lead a conversation about science-based solutions that can slow down climate change. We’ll take a look at some of Hawkins’ more user-friendly solutions and discuss ways we might implement them in our own homes and our community, to lessen our impact on the environment and reverse global warming. Together, we can put the GREEN back in Macedon!