Regenerative, Sustainable Living (RSL) Monthly Meeting
Oct 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
October topic: Climate Reality Project
Host: Bill DeVincenzi
Facilitator: Jim Burke
The Climate Crisis is already affecting ecosystems and communities across the globe as we have recently seen with a record-breaking Category 4 hurricane on our Gulf Coast and the burning of 1.25 million acres in California.
It is not too late to act. The climate reality presentation will show you how! The presentation is non-partisan. It is from the perspective of science. The presentation is in three parts – Must We Change, Can We Change and Will We Change. In Must We Change, we talk about the crisis itself, how it happened and what effect it is having on the planet. In Can We Change, we talk about the technologies that currently exist to deal with the problem. In Will We Change, we talk about what is being done now, across the planet, as well as what you can do by yourself and with others in your community. There will be ample time for questions and answers.
Bio – Bill DeVincenzi
Bill’s professional background includes an MBA from UC Berkeley and a California CPA. He spent 27 years in corporate financial management, ending up at CFO level. Retiring, he entered a new career teaching Accounting & Finance at San Jose State University (SJSU) for the next 25 years, earning Outstanding Lecturer award for the University. Again retiring He pondered his next “career”, and what came to him as the most important issue of our time was the Climate Crisis. He joined Elders Climate Action (ECA) in May of 2018 and joined the leadership team of the NorCal chapter becoming co-editor of their semi-monthly climate update newsletter. He also became a Board member and Treasurer of Elders Action Network, the parent of ECA. It was there that he learned about Climate Reality training and went to LA in Aug 2018. After an inspiring training with Al Gore, he joined the Santa Clara County (SCC) chapter of CRP in Oct 2018. He attended a leadership training and did his first Climate Reality presentation in Nov 2018. As part of the SCC Speakers Bureau, he has done an additional 12 more trainings, and he has 5 more scheduled in 2020.
The leadership of the Speakers Bureau has come up and, because of his training and presentations he has given, he felt qualified and inspired to take on a leadership role to help his chapter spread the word about the Climate Crisis.
He is doing this for his Children, Grandchildren and all life.
The Regenerative, Sustainable Living (RSL) group meets on the second Thursday of every month for our online meeting. Each monthly presentation will provide us more depth about the given topic so that we can make smart decisions about what subsequent actions to take.
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How to join the meeting
We will be using Zoom video conferencing technology, which is straightforward to join by computer. If this is your first time using Zoom, please arrive 15 minutes early in case any help is needed getting online.
For all other participants, to make sure we can start on time, PLEASE join the call at least 5 minutes early.
To join by computer click the following link and follow the on-screen instructions: https://zoom.us/j/807712075
To join by phone dial: 669-900-6833 and enter Meeting ID: 807 712 075