Sunday, February 15, 2009

What you need to know about your lifestyle and climate change, period.

Please give me 30 minutes of your time - either now or sometime this week to watch this video.

You probably wouldn't be reading this if you weren't an environmentalist of some sort. Whether you're trying to save the world one car or bicycle at a time, or trying to make money helping others do the right thing, the environment is the next frontier. On some level we all know there are big changes in our lifestyles ahead for all us, but exactly how big and exactly how do we, the people who are used to living in the lap of luxury, get there?

That's the topic of a very interesting talk given by Dr. Saul Griffith. He's a MacArthur grant-winner who has put together - an online tool that gives a much more comprehensive understanding of your total lifestyle footprint - and how to reduce your role in climate change. In this dense but understandable talk from the PopTech 2008 series, Griffith uses his own life as an example and show where he uses energy, the consequences of not making changes, how he will have to adjust his lifestyle and how you can figure the same things out for yourself.

I think you'll find it well worth the time. Let me know what you think by posting a comment below. Thanks.