Tue, Jan 16|
Location is TBD
Cocktails & Carbon Footprints
Do You Know Your Carbon Footprint? Learn how to calculate it and some near-term and long-term targets for us to collectively achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Time & Location
Jan 16, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM MST
Location is TBD
About the event
Bonnie Scheffler (local Architect) is updating her carbon footprint calculation, and would like to show you how to calculate yours. We will share our personal motivations and doable ideas for effective reduction.
There are several online carbon footprint calculators with different approaches that we will briefly review ... we want one using data allowing us to compare ourselves to others locally and throughout the world. Bonnie will walk you through one that produces a personal carbon footprint -- CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) emissions -- using your own data aligning with the standard approaches for determining per capita averages (local, state, national, international).
In this workshop you will learn:
1) a wide variety of motivations for wanting to proactively reduce our personal carbon footprint ... why do you want to do this?
2) current & historic per capita averages (local, state, national, international) and what is needed to prevent catastrophic climate change ... what is your goal?
2) your personal carbon footprint and how to easily update it each year ... how do you stack up?
3) ideas for reducing your carbon footprint as we approach 2050 reaching net zero carbon ... what can you start doing now and start working toward in the next 5 years, 25 years?
In order to complete your calculation at the workshop, you will need to bring a few pieces of personal annual (12 months) data -- home energy use and transportation energy use -- and a laptop or tablet (i.e. ipad). The specific data will be outlined in a communication, prior to the workshop, with those who plan to attend. Attendees will also receive links to calculators and websites with additional supporting information (references from workshop presentation).
About the Host: Bonnie Scheffler, AIA LEED AP BD+C, is a licensed Architect and partner in Bona • Scheffler Architects in Breckenridge. She has 30+ years experience in all phases of architectural design, project management and technical detailing. She's a member of the American Institute of Architects and has been been a LEED Accedited Professional for almost 20 years. Bonnie apprenticed with Frederick H Herrmann Associates and Clean Energy Coalition, gaining specialized expertise in high performance design.
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