• May 2, 2021 from 9:00am to 10:30am
  • Location: Online
  • Latest Activity: Apr 26

Our first Sunday Conversation will be about traveling.   

The 2020-21 school year is quickly wrapping up and teachers and students alike are looking forward to a much deserved summer vacation.  Though serious Covid concerns continue for some, people in other parts of the world are already excitedly making summer travel plans.  Even putting Covid arguments about travel aside, it might be worth considering that a single cross-country US flight shrinks the summer Arctic ice cover by 3 square meters, or 32 square feet.  

What's the impact of globetrekking on climate change? Is there an argument for just staying home?  Is there a middle ground?  Join us for a Sunday Conversation that tries to answer the question "To be a Travelor or Not to be a Travelor?"   

The common reading is a NYT article, If Seeing the World Helps Ruin It, Should We Stay Home?  and it can be found at the following link : https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/03/travel/traveling-climate-change.html

If you have time please also take a minute to measure your Carbon Footprint - there's a few options: 

Pretty easy : https://www.footprintcalculator.org/

Very detailed: https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/carbon-footprint-calculator/

If you have trouble accessing the New York Times article a copy is also attached below. 

ShouldWeStayHome.docx 

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