Climate activist Mary Headrick, a doctor, will discuss the importance of both collective actions and “next steps” attendees can take can take to effectively reduce the carbon footprint on Thursday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church. The program is free and open to the public. The church is located at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge.
“Our nation has heard reports of quadrupled extreme weather disasters, rising sea levels, rising global temperatures, and disruption of water, food, and animal cycles due to a man-made climate crisis,” Headrick said in a press release. She will show attendees how to calculate their own carbon dioxide, or CO2, tonnage with and without both big “bang for the buck” changes and small changes, too. She suggests things as knowing your utility bill’s kilowatt-hours (kWh) and your gallons of gas per tankful (each gallon becomes 20 pounds of CO2).
Headrick is a former Oak Ridger, Oak Ridge National Laboratory computer scientist, physician, and two-time congressional candidate. She serves on the boards of Physicians for Social Responsibility—Tennessee Chapter, and the Harvey Broome Group of the Sierra Club.
The event will be hosted by the Citizens’ Climate Coalition (CCC), a Shared Group Ministry of ORUUC with membership open to all.
For more information, contact John Todd Waterman at [email protected].
This press release was submitted by Maureen Hoyt.