OCC Green Team Kick Off
1. Quick update on environmental issues Sue (5m).
- New Scientist on the latest warming warning. 25th May 2016: Recent record-breaking temperatures mean estimates of how much warming will result from CO2 emissions will have to be revised upwards. Animation of temperature anomalies from NASA.
- The state of plastic trash in the oceans: 5 grocery bags per foot of coastline world wide, 10 by 2025.
- Biodiversity and the WWF Living Planet Report, 2014. “In less than two human generations, population sizes of vertebrate species have dropped by half.”
2. Find Your Carbon Footprint (Sue) 10m
- Nature Conservancy Carbon Footprint Calculator – quick and easy.
- CoolClimate Calculator from UCB – a little more detailed.
- Cool Congregations and Household Carbon Calculator from Interfaith Power and Light
- Quick share out.
3. Taking Action at Church
- Short Intro. to the Around the Church Scavenger Hunt. Nancy (5m)
- Scavenger Hunt sheets. Nancy (3m). Dion will do supply area and kitchen, Mike Kersten will do outside. Sue will do rest of church buildings and grounds. Nancy will stay and collect post-its for green extra suggestions and ideas. Karen will take pics.
- Survey the Church. (15m) Karen is rover and time keeper.
- Collect in suggestions, categorize and summarize. Sue (5m)
4. Next steps/Wrap Up
- Launch the New OCC Green Team! Nancy
- Date or Doodle.com for first meeting.
5. Links for Environment-Related Video Clips and Resources
- Story of Stuff website includes updates and video clips on microbeads, water as well as the original Story of Stuff animation.
- Interfaith Power and Light for green church initiatives.
- Dropbox Green Church folder.