Energy efficiency and climate change will be the subjects of two programs coming up in the last week of March at the Albert Wisner Public Library, located at 1 McFarland Dr. in Warwick.
Home Heating Without Fossil Fuels
Michael Helme and Bill Makofske, members of Sustainable Warwick, along with Energize New York and local contractors will present a program on Tues., Mar. 26 at 6 p.m. to address the signs of climate change and how to change the way homes are heated. The panel will explain the benefits of home heating and cooling with heat pumps, both air-source and geothermal.
Recent technological developments make it increasingly cost-effective to run heat pumps off solar- or wind-powered electricity. Anyone who is considering building a new home, needs to replace a furnace, or is looking for ways to heat or cool a home with a smaller carbon footprint, should come to explore the possibilities.
DRAWDOWN: Local solutions, global change
Scott Meyers, of Suncommon, will lead a discussion on Wed., Mar. 27 at 6:30 p.m. of Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, edited by Paul Hawkens. Drawdown outlines the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming. Within each solution, Drawdown describes its history, the carbon impact it provides, the relative cost and savings, the path to adoption, and how it works.
Coffee, tea, and cookies will be served as attendees discuss how people can individually and collectively impact climate change. SunCommon will offer a free copy of Drawdown, purchased from a local bookstore. For more information, visit www.drawdown.org.
Registration is required to attend these programs. To register, call 986-1047, ext. 3 or visit www.albertwisnerlibrary.org.