Hey KEXP Families! What are you doing this Saturday? Iâ€™ll be at Town Hall giving a version of Al Goreâ€™s slide show from An Inconvenient Truth, modified especially for families with kids ages 8 and up.
When I was on the way home from my training with Mr. Gore last January, I thought about how much I wanted to share this information with my eight-year old daughter. I wanted her to learn about the environment and climate change; to get excited about Earth and Environmental Science; to understand why I was always nagging her to turn off lights, to not put clean clothes in the laundry hamper and not use so much “stuff.” The more my daughter has learned about climate change and whatâ€™s happening to the Earth, the more engaged she has become with our efforts at home to reduce our energy consumption and carbon emissions. Weâ€™ve become a carbon neutral family, and sheâ€™s part of it.
My goal is to help more families learn about climate change and what they can do to help. Iâ€™ll be making two presentations of â€˜An Inconvenient Truthâ€™ on Saturday at Town Hall at 11am and at 1:30pm. They will include a 40 minute presentation â€“ a kid-friendly version of Mr. Goreâ€™s slide show â€“ and science demonstrations from teachers from The. Valley School.
The event is being sponsored by the Bullitt Foundation. Their generous support allows everyone to leave the event with the book Low Carbon Diet. Itâ€™s a great book for families to learn how they can cut their carbon emissions at home. Non-profit group NetGreen will also be on hand talking about carbon offsets, so that more families can proudly say “Weâ€™re Carbon Neutral!â€
Hope to see you there! Itâ€™s only five bucks per adult, children are free. We have space for ten families on the KEXP guest list â€“ email Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org if youâ€™d like to be added.