Presentation on theme: "Climate Action Team Training Series Session #1: Introduction Julio Magalhães, PhD Global Warming Program Coordinator Loma Prieta Chapter, Sierra Club."— Presentation transcript:
Climate Action Team Training Series Session #1: Introduction Julio Magalhães, PhD Global Warming Program Coordinator Loma Prieta Chapter, Sierra Club
Participant Introductions Name ? City ?
Working for Low-Energy Practices Human Energy Behaviors CO 2 Fuel Demand Climate Change Energy Insecurity Simplicity & Scalability
Curriculum History Julio Magalhães, PhD Global Warming Program Coordinator Loma Prieta Chapter, Sierra Club Kakoli Banerjee, Brenda Eberle, Nicole Kemeny CAT Program Volunteers Loma Prieta Chapter, Sierra Club Carrie Armel, PhD Marilyn Cornelius Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency Stanford University Dr. Tom Robinson Stanford University School of Medicine Developed a high school curriculum Adapted Stanford Precourt Energy Institute high school curriculum to adult population and to groups
Overview of Todays Session 1. Basic Information: Why Reduce Energy Use? 2. Activity: Visualizing CO 2 & Impacts 3. Observation Worksheet: Cheers for what you are already doing 4. Group Project: Impacting Others… 5. Conclusion / Action Items 6. Questions
Basic Information: Why reduce energy use?
Reduce Climate Change Arctic Polar Cap Change: Fort Point Sea Level Record Wildfire increases Sea Level Rise
Increase Energy Security 64% of crude oil (petroleum) is imported ! Becoming a National Security issue U.S. Petroleum Production & Imports
Increase Health Using energy generated from fossil fuels (oil, natural gas, coal) means more air pollution…
Be Just to All Climate change, energy prices, air pollution have bigger impacts on the poor…. Environmental justice
Activity #1: Balloon Exercise
How Many Balloons Equal 1 pound of CO 2 ? 1 lb CO 2 = (weight) liter balloons (volume)
CO 2 Emissions Due to Human Activity Billions of Metric Tons
Projections of future CO 2 levels Source: Climate Change 2001, IPCC Scenarios A unique time…
Activity #2: Visualizing the Effect of CO 2
The Greenhouse Effect Atmospheric Physics 101 !
Balloons & Flashlight Activity
Forming Climate Action Teams
Form Climate Action Teams 1. CAT members will work together during the training series 2. CAT members will work together to adopt low-energy practices in their personal lives 3. CAT members will work together to have an impact beyond themselves 4. Team size: 3-5 people 5. Choose a name for your team
Write your name & CAT name
Observation Worksheet (backside) Write team member names on back-side
Observation Worksheet: Saving Balloons & Dollars! Compute group totals & report Individuals Complete Worksheet for the past week
Group Project: Expanding Your Impact…
A Spectrum of Options Talking or posting to your social network Passing along ideas Showing a CAT video to a group Doing a full blown training for a group Other ?
Training Series Schedule
Action Items for Session 2 1. Monitor & record your Observation Worksheet behaviors during the coming week 2. Compute your individual & group totals of balloons & dollars saved for the week before Session #1 and for the week between Session #1 and Session #2 3. Please bring electricity bill to next session
Resources Slides and materials available on Google group: Additional materials: Vocabulary list, supplementary reading….