Monday discussion in Middlebury to focus on reversing climate change

MIDDLEBURY — The public is invited to the Vermont Book Shop in Middlebury on April 29 at 6 p.m. to discus the book “Drawdown, The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming.” The discussion is one of a series hosted by SunCommon, the solar power products company, to inspire Vermonters to join the movement to reverse global warming.
“Drawdown,” a New York Times bestseller, highlights the top 100 most effective ways to reverse climate change. Top solutions cataloged in the book include No. 8 solar farms and No. 10 residential rooftop solar. Also on the list is No. 4 a plant-rich diet, No. 31 insulation and No. 75 ride sharing.
Brian Wagner, a middle school teacher from Moretown, took part in a recent book discussion at Bridgeside Books in Waterbury.
“That was a fun event and the conversations during and after the talk were rich,” Wagner said. “Connecting people in this manner brings out the personal stories that helps us all see and make changes for a more sustainable present.”
SunCommon officials said they hope the book discussions raise awareness and drive collective action to reverse climate change.
“One of the takeaways for me through ‘Drawdown’ and the conversations around the room was that each small contribution we make can contribute to the whole — and while it is often pretty overwhelming and causes me despair, I can make an impact,” said Hiata Corduan, the owner of Bridgeside Books.
Other discussions of “Drawdown” are scheduled Dorothy Alling Memorial Library in Williston on May 2, and at Bear Pond Books in Montpelier on May 14.

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