Committee for Alternative Resource Energy — CARE

10 Solutions to Reverse Climate Change

10 Solutions to Reverse Climate Change

Top 10 Solutions to Reverse Climate Change

Adapted with permission from Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming (Penguin Books, 2017), written by Tracy Rysavy and edited by Paul Hawken.

Paul Hawken and the Project Drawdown experts thought they knew what to expect when they modeled and ranked 80 solutions that could reverse global warming. But the data had some surprises in store. Most prominently was that even when the solutions are modeled in terms of what they call a “Plausible Scenario”—...

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RISE FOR CLIMATE - September 8, 2018

Posted September 2, 2018

On September 8, 2018 hundreds of events across the globe will demand action to solve the climate crisis. The events take place right before the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco from September 12 to September 14. The planners are demanding that local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that puts people and justice before profits. We are asked to be part of the movement that is ending the era of fossil fuels and building 100% renewable energy for all. For more information and events near you go to Rise for Climate.org.

Transportation Number 1 in Carbon Emission

Posted February 24, 2018

Carl Sagan on the Pale Blue Dot

Posted December 15, 2017

Bill Nye on Climate Change

Posted March 3, 2017

Climate Change 101 with Bill Nye

Posted February 24, 2017

What you can do

  1. Download and use this checklist
  2. Google “carbon footprint” and choose actions you can do to reduce your use of fossil fuels. See resource below.

About CARE

Sister Annette Marshall addressed the issue of climate change and the use of alternative energy resources in reducing our carbon footprint to sisters and oblates gathered for Community Weekend in October 2014. Some oblates asked how they could assist the community in this effort and CARE, the Committee for Alternative Energy Resources, was formed in response to those inquiries.

What is the purpose of CARE?

  • To help continue the efforts of the Benedictine Sisters' Corporate Committment to sustainability.
  • To be a resource for energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy information for the Benedictine Community and their Oblates.
  • To acknowledge those positive environmental changes made by the Benedictine Sisters and Oblates.
  • To work with other organizations seeking to positively impact climate change such as Green Building Alliance, Energy Star, and 2030 Erie.
  • To be a witness to the Erie Community of the importance of energy conservation and how it can be done.

CARE Committee

Marlene Trambley, Oblate, chair
Sister Charles Marie Holze
Sister Dina Lauricella
Sister Pat Lupo
Sister Annette Marshall
Sam Miller
Neal Mosher, Oblate
Sharon Mosher, Oblate
Barb Roseborough, Oblate

Maintenance Team:
Gary Good and Dan Welch

Consultants:
Guy McUmber, Green Building Alliance; Steve Porter, NW PA Green Economy Task Force