EVents/2006 08 30
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A Carbon Neutral Ballard, King County
Hello Seattle Electric Vehicle- ites..
Hope this email finds everyone well. I hope you can make it to this event which will launch a campaign to make King County Carbon Neutral - one community at a time - starting with Ballard.
From the perspective of Seattle Electric Vehicle there are three very important aspects to this campaign. 1. Contributions to offset will most certainly help the Electric car industry by providing seed money to help pull on-the-cusp technology off the shelf faster and create money to spur innovation that will reduce the amount of CO2 entering our atmosphere now..
2. Increase in Awareness of the problem at it's solutions - NetGreen, SEVA, SCL energy conservation/GreenUP program, Flexcar, etc... 3. provide access to a grass roots movement that everyone can get on board with - personal responsibility and balance are at the back bone of being carbon neutral.
Hope that some of you can make it. This is a save the date email - see below Formal invites are being prettied up by graphics people and will be sent out on Friday.
Please let me know if you can make it asap. Pls Don't wait for the formal invite -
We expect quite a press presence and need to make sure we have about 100 people. The more the merrier so please forward this save the date email to your friends and interested acquaintances. I completely welcome and encourage you to bring kids, too.
Your support will further inspire me and I believe you will find this event inspiring too. Plus -- I guarantee it will be quick and to the point.
Ballard to become the FIRST CARBON NEUTRAL COMMUNITY in the county, the state, the nation.
The Kick-off to "A Carbon Neutral King County..... Community by Community" Campaign.
Please join us.
The Ballard "Get Carbon Neutral" Campaign Launch
Wednesday August 30th, 10am till 10:30am
@ Bergen Park
(22nd Ave. NW and NW Market St.)
Quick Moving and Inspiring.
Unveil a Unique Symbol of Change and Progress.
Hear Supportive & Inspiring words..
Tracy Carroll, Flexcar's CoFounder,
King County Councilman Larry Phillips,
Seattle Councilman Richard Conlin,
Washington House Representative Mary Lou Dickerson
Washington House Representative Maralyn Chase
Recognize those that have already stepped up.
Some business and community leaders will be recognized for stepping up and making a contribution to offset.
It's Real. It's Effective. It's NOW. It's Responsible.
Sponsored by Sustainable Ballard ( http://www.sustainableballard.org )and it’s partner NetGreen ( http://www.achievenetgreen.org ), this movement will make a real difference today by using our dollars and time effectively in facing this local and global problem.
Learn how you can reduce your impact through efficiency, car sharing, conservation, developing new more sustainable habits, etc..
Learn what it means and how you can become carbon neutral and help Ballard do the same. We can do this. We just have to start.
See http://www.GetCarbonNeutralNOW.org for how to counteract your impact today.
Many communities in King County
are poised to join this "A Carbon Neutral King County….. Community by Community Campaign". Ballard will be the first of many communities to take this initiative.
Please come and help us kick off this Ballard / Regional campaign in style.
Questions, Concerns, RSVP's
Contact Tracy Carroll, Executive Director of NetGreen
tracy -at- achievenetgreen.org OR call him at 206.391.6744
What can you do now to learn more and/or get carbon neutral?
Go to http://www.AchieveNetGreen.org to calculate your impact and then make a tax deductible contribution to offset. This act combined with the acts on many will empower us to quickly and cost effectively implement high quality carbon offset projects TODAY. In this way, we can use our limited resources of time and money to achieve a great reduction in the Buildup of GHG. The average person in the Puget Sound region can get carbon neutral for $120. This would counteract the 12 average tons of CO2 that one produces living their lives. This would be counteracted through effective, verifiable carbon offset projects (see http://achievenetgreen.org/co2-offsets.php to learn more about the what's, why's and how's of carbon offsets.).