Consumerism and Climate Change Community Workshop
February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
Hosted by the City of Austin Office of Sustainability –
Join the City’s Office of Sustainability to give your input on consumption patterns in Austin and their consequences related to climate change and social justice.
The Office of Sustainability is in the process of updating Austin’s Community Climate Plan. As part of that process, we’re talking with community members to understand their goals, barriers, hopes, and dreams when it comes to reducing our community carbon footprint. One the many potential solutions to the climate crisis is reducing the lifecycle carbon impact of the goods, foods, and services we consume. We want to hear your ideas!
At this workshop, you will:
- Provide input and feedback about how to achieve our community’s goal of reducing at least as many global warming emissions as we create by 2050.
- Brainstorm creative solutions to climate and equity challenges related to consumerism.
- Meet and learn from others who are interested in tackling local climate justice issues together.
Refreshments and childcare:
Food and drinks will be provided, and supervised child activities will be available for kids age 3 and up. Interpretation services available upon request.
Driving – Participants can park in the private parking garage onsite at a rate of $1.50/hour or park on the street at no cost (no meters on Sundays).
Transit – The location is on several high-frequency bus lines. Visit Capital Metro’s Trip Planner at capmetro.org/plan
This is one of five different workshops that coincide with the five advisory groups working on the Climate Plan Update: Transportation Electrification, Transportation and Land Use, Sustainable Buildings, Consumption (this workshop), and Natural Systems.
The overall goal of the Climate Plan is to identify tangible and quantifiable actions that local government, big business, and community members can undertake in the next 5-10 years that will help reach our community’s goal of reducing at least as many global warming emissions as we create by 2050.