Sustainable Cities – Outdoor Wiser Lifelong Studies (OWLS)

Sustainable Cities - Outdoor Wiser Lifelong Studies (OWLS)

Date(s): Oct 22, 2021
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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Thinking about going more green but don’t know where to start? Join us on four Fridays this fall to learn all about living more sustainably! Each class will be taught by an educator passionate guiding beginners and experts alike to more earth-friendly practices. There are many ways to begin to decrease your impact on the world around us. At Dunwoody Nature Center we will be focusing on ways to adopt sustainable practices in your day to day life. With subjects including sustainable landscapes, shopping, food, homes and cities, you can see how changes can be made starting small and working our way up.

Classes are $15 for nonmembers/$10 for members

Friday, October 22nd Sustainable Cities | Fikret Atalay

According to the United Nations, since 2007, more than half the world’s population has been living in cities, and that share is projected to rise to 60 percent by 2030. This increasing urbanization, along with changes to our environment, pose challenges to cities including our own that require urgent and impactful solutions. In this class, we will provide an overview of Drawdown Georgia, a project that aims to significantly reduce carbon emissions in the state by 2030 using proven and economically feasible solutions. We will discuss how these solutions can be applied to Dunwoody to create a more sustainable future, a more just economy, and a healthier population along the way.