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Join a Cool Davis Low Carbon Diet Team

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March 11, 2011 |

Pieter Pastoor of Davis has a compost bin that keeps giving all year long. All "green" kitchen scraps and yard prunings go in the bin. "What comes out is a wonderful compost to mix in with the dirt around our vegetable garden and the rest of the yard," Pastoor says.

Everybody talks about reducing their carbon footprint, but the challenge remains: How to do it?

The Cool Davis Initiative invites local residents to join a Low Carbon Diet Team. Four teams are forming throughout town in the next couple of weeks.

“Teams are great for moral support, sharing information and just plain fun,” said Lynne Nittler, a Cool Davis spokeswoman. “When people get together, ideas multiply.”

To join a team, e-mail the team leader for meeting location details. Meetings last 90 minutes; there are a total of three to four sessions. David Gershon’s book, “The Low Carbon Diet,” is available at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., for 20 percent off.

Team leaders are:

* Jim Cramer, Central Davis: Sunday, March 20, 7 p.m.; [email protected];

* Alan Pryor, South Davis: Sunday, March 27, 6 p.m.; [email protected];

* Paul Grench, West Davis: Sunday, March 20, 7 p.m.; [email protected]; and

* Sharon Hale, East Davis: Thursday, March 17, 7:15 p.m.; [email protected]

Cool Davis sponsored a screening of “No Impact Man” on Feb. 23 to a full audience at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater. Enthusiastic viewers arrived with their own water bottles and snack containers. After watching the candid story of Colin Bevan and his family as they dramatically reduced their energy consumption for a year, Davisites applauded and left ready to take action, Nittler said.

Mayor Joe Krovoza noted when introducing the film, “As a community, we need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050, and the sooner we start, the easier it is going to be. There is no way that we can reach our goals without everyone helping out.”

The Cool Davis Low Impact Challenge articles in The Davis Enterprise at the end of February suggested easy ways to change habits in various aspects of our lives: trash, food, transportation, energy and water conservation. If you missed it, visit http://www.cooldavis.org for the complete series and a new blog as well.

Low Carbon Diet graduates offered some discoveries at the Low Impact Challenge potluck on March 3. Richard McAdam suggested, “We’ve cut our weekly trash to a handful by taking our own bags and deliberately not purchasing items with packaging whenever possible. Plus, we compost.”

Said Judy Moores, “I put a timer right in the shower, set for five minutes.”

Added Sharon Hale, one of the team leaders, “We installed an on-demand water system and cut our gas bill by one-third.”

“My wife and I enjoy two thirds of our meals vegetarian now,” added Paul Grench, another team leader. “Can you believe that reduces our carbon footprint equivalent to 50 percent of the impact of owning a Prius!”

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