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Regenerative, Sustainable Living (RSL) Monthly Meeting

Jun 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT

June topic: Electrify Everything
Speaker: Elena Engel

This clarion call is seeping into the consciousness of the environmentally aware especially those in California. It is also raising the ire of the fossil fuel industry, spearheaded by the natural gas lobby who are trying to position themselves as the environmentally friendly alternate to coal.

Battle lines are being drawn in communities such as Brookline, Massachusetts and Santa Cruz the 30th city or county in California who are enacting legislation to limit the use of natural gas in new construction.

David Roberts an environmental writer for VOX who lives in Seattle is credited with originating the phrase “Electrify Everything”. You can learn more in a short video here from the Sierra Club.

Electrify Everything is a presentation and discussion that will show people ways you can take action in your daily lives to lessen your dependence on fossil fuels and help reduce climate damage. We will talk about actions we can take to influence the larger community to make the changes we need to preserve our planet.

We will look at our non-fossil fuel choices for homes and businesses, cars, space, and water heating. With this community-centered discussion, we hope that our audience will help each other to begin adopting some of these measures. Electrify Everything lays out a vision for where we are going: 100% clean, renewable power, all transportation is electric, and buildings use electric heat pumps for space and water heating.

About Elena Engel

Elena has been working with 350SF.org for several years, primarily on electrifying transportation and decarbonizing our building stock. She has been presenting the Electric Vehicle 101 and Electrify Everything classes in conjunction with SF Environment, City of Berkeley, Interfaith Power and Light, and other partners for the last several years across the Bay Area . She has a Master of Art in Philosophy from San Francisco State University and holds a LEED AP credential. She has a background in managing public building projects to include: managing the renovation and expansion of the Berkeley Central Library, managing the post construction work on 24 branch library projects in San Francisco and her own consulting firm for green building projects, energy efficiency and sustainable choices for buildings.


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

Details

Date:
Jun 11
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Zoom video conferencing
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