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2 The Solutions CLIMATE CHANGE SERIES Eric Jackson

3 The problem wasnt caused by a single action

4 The solution wont come from a single reaction

5 There is no silver bullet Its all silver buckshot

6 Built Environment Natural Environment Operating Environment Human Environment IntegrityIntegrity

7 The Natural Environment A H G HPB = Environmental Services

8 RESIDENTIA L INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIA L AIRPORTS CARSBIKES MOTOS TRUCKS BUSES RIVERS, PORTS PIPES, WIRES RAILROADS ROADS, BRIDGES RESIDENTIA L INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIA L TRAINS PLANES COM ELEC TELE FUEL DAMS BARGESSHIPS SERVICES BOATSDOCKS PEDS The Built Environment

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11 The Operating Environment ResourcesManufacturing Disposal Consumption SupplyDemand Transportation Manufacturing Recycle Land Water Air Extraction T T T T T T T T T

12 Fossil Sources Electricity Vehicle Fuels Chemical Production Transport Agriculture Metals Cement Plastics Paper Stuff we buy and use Forestry Water Stuff we discard Buildings & Infrastructure DEMAND Residential Commercial Industrial Recreation Combustion

13 Renewables Electricity Vehicle Fuels Chemical Production Transport Agriculture Metals Cements Plastics Paper Stuff we buy and use Forestry Water Stuff we discard Buildings & Infrastructure DEMAND Residential Commercial Industrial Recreation Combustion

14 Supply Solutions Energy Sources Fuel Electricity Fossil Petroleum Natural Gas Coal Renewable Biomass Solar Hydro Wind Material Sources Buildings Consumables Infrastructure

15 Demand Solutions Energy Demands Material Demands Consumption Energy Efficiency Solutions Design & Use Solutions Satisfaction Quantity & Health Investment Demands Purchasing Demands Clean

16 The Human Environment Behavior Culture Satisfaction Education What we can plan

17 Voluntary SolutionsRegulated Solutions Our Choices Personal Behavior Institutional Behavior Corporate Behavior Government Mandates International National Regional State County Municipal At Home At Work In the World

18 Kyoto Protocol December 1997 signed and ratified signed, ratification pendingnon-signatory signed, ratification declined

19 U.S National Legislation Lieberman-Warner Senate bill in 2008 did not pass July 2008 We will likely have new legislation passed by the end of 2009

20 U.S. Regional Initiatives Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative 10 States in Northeast September 2008 Western Climate Initiative 7 States, 4 Provinces August 2007 Midwest Greenhouse Gas Reductions Accord 6 States, 1 Province November 2007

21 National Governors Association Declared Enlibra: A Shared Doctrine for Environmental Management March 2007 U.S. States 38 States have a climate action plan

22 National Association of Counties Platform....urges congress to aggressively pursue national and international programs to develop carbon-neutral energy sources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

23 U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement March cities so far 82,000,000 citizens 42 in Minnesota

24 Corporate Initiatives Dow Jones Sustainability Index Global, North America, USA U.S. Climate Action Partnership 31 Corporations World Business Council for Sustainable Development 175 Corporations Carbon Disclosure Project 1550 Corporations The Climate Group 64 Corporations Individual Corporate GHG Plans > 5000 Corporations Business for Social Responsibility 250 Corporations

25 Education Institutional Initiatives Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education >600 Colleges & Universities Sustainable Endowments Institute >300 Universities University Leaders for a Sustainable Future >350 Universities Council of Environmental Deans & Directors >150 Members

26 Health Organizations Initiatives World Health Organization Environmental Protection Agency National Center for Environmental Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

27 Silver Buckshot Walk, ride your bike Fuel your car at night Replace Incandescent Bulbs with Compact Fluorescent $ Install a Programmable Thermostat $$ Use a smart Power Strips to save wasted Electricity $ Insulate Attics, Walls, Piping, Water-Heaters $$$$ Install low-flow Shower Heads and Aerators $$ Car Pool, drive a Fuel Efficient Car (at least 30Mpg) Install Instant (tank-less) Hot Water Heaters $$$ Tune up your Car and check Tire Pressure Switch to Green Power; solar panels, purchase wind power, install geothermal system $$$$$ Use Public Transportation whenever possible

28 Silver Buckshot Plant a tree Plant a garden Buy locally grown foods Be thrifty with water Live cooler in winter Live warmer in summer Consolidate your car trips Turn off your lights Talk to your neighbors Talk to your kids

29 Carbon Calculator for your household Create an Account Annual Footprint More Information for help

30 Electric History

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32 Upcoming G3 Events in February February 8 Green Architecture, Paul Holmes February 15 Green Homes, Brian Larson February 22 Geothermal Homes, the Juvettes February 5 Climate Change Solutions, Eric Jackson


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