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Regenerative, Sustainable Living (RSL) Monthly Meeting

Jan 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST

January topic: The Impact of Industrial Food Production on the Environment and its Carbon Footprint

Host & Facilitator: Jim Burke


In a recent speech at Columbia University on the “State of the Planet” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had profound words for the world.

Watch: The State of the Planet, by UN Secretary-General António Guterres (2020)

He warns us: “To put it simply, the state of the planet is broken…Humanity is waging war on nature. This is suicidal. Nature always strikes back – and it is already doing so with growing force and fury. Biodiversity is collapsing. One million species are at risk of extinction. Ecosystems are disappearing before our eyes.”

He went on to say: “We face three imperatives in addressing the climate crisis: First, we need to achieve global carbon neutrality within the next three decades…net zero emissions of greenhouse gases. Every individual must also do their part – as consumers, as producers, as investors.”

As an individual do you have the information and courage needed to rise to the challenge of lowering your carbon footprint. Our food choices have a significant impact on the environment and our carbon footprint. In the Zoom meeting we will learn about that carbon footprint and it environmental impact. We will also look at ways that we can reduce it.

Check out your diet’s carbon footprint here.

Bio – Jim Burke PA-C, BS, MSW, DipACLM

Jim is a member of RSL team. He retired with over 30 years of government service. He spent 25 years as a clinician and manager in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Jim loves the outdoors. Even is his 70s he still gets out and enjoys hiking, backpacking, skiing, mountain biking and sea kayaking.

Since retiring 10 years ago Jim has dedicated his life to healthy sustainable resilient regenerative living. He is a diplomate of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine a new subspeciality of medicine. He is a current member of the Carbon Footprint Reduction Committee and former member of the Board of Directors of the Mountaineers which is a nonprofit outdoor community of 14,000 active members in the Pacific Northwest (founded 1906).

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.

How to join the meeting


After registering for the meeting using the REGISTER button above, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We will be using Zoom video conferencing technology, which is straightforward to join by computer. Simply click on the link that was provided to you in the registration confirmation email from Zoom. (If this is your first time using Zoom, please arrive 15 minutes early in case any help is needed.)

For all other participants, to make sure we can start on time, please join the call at least 5 minutes early.


Jan 14
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST
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