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Checkup Earth: Global Symptoms, Local Responses (4)

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From global networks and large-scale projects to local, collective actions in communities, what creates a better world? As human development progresses, we must assess our practices and technologies — our holistic impact on the world around us. Examine global profiles of low-carbon, green, just economies, and integrate these lessons into your own communities.

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Checkup Earth: Global Symptoms, Local Responses (4)

  1. 1. Rotary International Convention June 26th, 2018 The Circle of Progress
  2. 2. Clean Air Partnership (CAP) • CAP is a charitable environmental organization whose goal is to help municipalities become more sustainable, resilient, and vibrant communities where resources are used efficiently, the air is clean to breathe and greenhouse gas emissions are minimized. • www.cleanairpartnership.org
  3. 3. The picture’s pretty bleak. The world’s climates are changing, the mammals are taking over, and we all have the brain about the size of a walnut.
  4. 4. Low Carbon Transformation • Decarbonize the electricity and energy grid • Less energy to do the same job • Efficiency, Efficiency and More Efficiency • Electricity's role expands into transportation and heat This transformation took less than two decades
  5. 5. Transportation Transformation
  6. 6. Buildings • Where we build • How we build • Retrofitting our buildings • Tighten the envelope – cheapest and most effective way to meet energy needs • Individual and community power • Upfront costs or pay over the long term
  7. 7. Spheres of Influence • Individual • Family • Extended Family and Friends • Work, School, Business, Professional • Government & Systems • Control Versus Influence
  8. 8. Thank you for all that you have done…. and all that you will do…. Gabriella Kalapos – gkalapos@cleanairpartnership.org

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