Past Event

Green Myths Busted

Mon, May 21 2012 - 6:00pm

Green Myths Busted
 
Diana Donlon, Cool Foods Campaign Director, The Center For Food Safety
David Friedman, Deputy Director, Union of Concerned Scientists
Betsy Rosenberg, Radio Host, On The Green Front

Your low-carbon lifestyle might be dirtier than you think. A new study by the Union of Concerned Scientists, Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living, debunks many cherished facets of sustainable consumption. Among their conclusions:  Buying local food is not the most effective way to combat global warming; it’s not always best to just keep reusing products like refrigerators and cars; just turning off the lights is not the best way to conserve energy; hybrid cars are not always the best choice; and consumers do not have to sacrifice comfort to reduce their emissions.

What’s a well-intentioned consumer to do? Buying smart and clean is a challenge; however, our speakers say there is increasing information available and new products that are better than before, albeit imperfect. Join us for a conversation about how to go beyond feel-good gestures and make purchasing decisions that line up with facts.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. program
Cost:
$20 standard, MEMBERS FREE, $7 students