Book signing with Author & NASA Climate Scientist, Peter Kalmus
A Bicyclist, Backyard Gardener & Beekeeper
These two disparate things—reducing my own fossil fuel use and increasing my ability to love— are actually intimately connected. There is no separation between me and the rest of the life on this planet. –Peter Kalmus
Santa Barbara Permaculture Network will host a book signing with Peter Kalmus, author of the newly published book Be the Change; Live Well & Spark a Climate Revolution. Special guest Paul Relis, a co-founder of the Community Environmental Council (CEC) following the devastating oil spill in the Santa Barbara Channel in 1969, will introduce Peter, linking two generations of committed and passionate citizen activists.
Alarmed by drastic changes now occurring in the Earth’s climate systems, Kalmus, a climate scientist and suburban father of two, embarked on a journey to change his life and the world. He began bicycling, growing his own food, meditating, and making other simple, fulfilling changes. Ultimately, he slashed his climate impact to under a tenth of the US average, and became happier in the process.
Being the Change explores the connections between our individual daily actions and our collective predicament. It merges science, spirituality, and practical action to develop a satisfying and appropriate response to global warming. The core message to his book is deeply optimistic: living without fossil fuels is not only possible, it can be BETTER.
Peter Kalmus is an atmospheric scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory with a Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University, and a BA in Physics from Harvard, maintaining clearly in his book and talks, he is speaking on his own behalf, not representing any of the scientific agencies he works for. Kalmus is a contributing editor and columnist for YES! Magazine.
This event is FREE and no reservations are required. Please come early to explore the community bike center. Books will be available to purchase, the author is donating profits. .
For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.sbpermaculture.org; 805-962-2571.
Event sponsors include Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition (Bici Centro), Community Environmental Council (CEC), and Oasis Design
This event is a part of the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network Civic 101 for Climate Change educational series.