Edmonds UMC News

Taming Bigfoot: Edmonds

Taming Bigfoot Edmonds, the fun, community, team-based competition aimed at lowering our collective carbon footprint announces its first Community Event on October 24th, at EUMC, 7:00p.m. Bigfoot is, of course, our carbon footprint, which needs to be reduced (tamed). Teams will work together to shrink their carbon footprint over three months to Tame Bigfoot. Some of the same strategies used in the Carbon Reduction Pledge last spring can be used during this project.

Two outstanding scientists and a member of the Jefferson County Taming Bigfoot Project will inform us on the current climate situation, why it’s happening, and what we might do about it. Speakers are: Dr. David Montgomery, professor at the University of Washington, a MacArthur Fellow, and a specialist in geology specifically, geomorphology, who has been studying carbon sequestration and will give us an update on his findings; Dr. Shallin Busch, a research ecologist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) who studies acidification and the North Pacific Ocean, and will share the results of her current research; and Laura Tucker, a science educator will describe how Taming Bigfoot Edmonds can help individuals significantly reduce their carbon footprint.

There will be opportunities to ask questions, for individuals and teams to sign up, and lists of sample prizes for those who reduce the most carbon. Details will be forthcoming from Advocates for Justice - Environment about forming EUMC teams. Learn more about Taming Bigfoot Edmonds at www.edmondswa.gov/taming-bigfoot.html, or by contacting Gayla Shoemake, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Hank Landau.

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