Boston Area Sustainabilty Group started planning BASG’s April 7th event long ago to talk about one of the most fundamental ways in which we can all help address climate change -- by adjusting our lifestyles.
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Coincidentally, this satellite image* of emissions, from the region in China most affected by the Coronavirus and where dramatic quarantines and restrictions were implemented, shows in real time what happens to air pollution when human activity is reduced.
The satellite image is powerful. The circumstances are terrible and, to most of us, frightening. But, the lesson is there.
So, is it possible for us -- on our own -- to achieve that kind of decrease in air pollution by reducing human activity? Can we influence and reduce people’s seemingly insatiable desire for more stuff? What about our economy’s relentless demands for growth?
To take a step back and help us with this, BASG on April 7th is welcoming Philip Vergragt, Halina Brown and Vesela Veleva of SCORAI, the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative, and a few guests to share their insights and demonstrate what it takes to live a sustainable lifestyle.
BASG is also excited that April 7th will be their first online event using Zoom's easy-to-use digital event platform. They are doing this both to keep speakers, participants, as well as staff safe during this crisis and to make their events more broadly accessible as a meaningful activity in which anyone interested in sustainability can easily participate during this difficult time.
Back to the topic -- it's big! SERC at U Mass Boston is their co-sponsor.
BASG says: We hope you can join us.
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P.S. From the event confirmation email, you'll be able to save the Zoom event to your calendar and/or directly click through to the Zoom event. The Zoom link is referenced in a few places and should be easy to find. If you're new to Zoom and want to explore how it works, you can try accessing the event using the Zoom link etc. whenever you want. You'll get a message that the event has not started, but you'll know roughly how it works. Hope this is helpful.
* Photo by Business Insider / NASA