"We want people to leave the Cooler/Smarter workshops with a renewed sense of hope for what's possible. We'll be exploring ideas big and small such as eating more vegetables, traveling more healthfully, saving money on energy, and shopping on a budget," said Tom Bulten, coordinator of the series.
Having benefited from the use of fossil fuels all his life, Bulten realizes the carbon we emit is destroying the atmosphere and leading to rising water in some places and drought elsewhere.
"I am participating in Cooler/Smarter because of a sense of fairness and justice — especially for great-grandchildren and those that are poor across the globe,” he said.
“They will suffer greatly if we don't address the urgent problem of climate change. I hope Cooler/Smarter is a witness to God's compassion, justice, creation, and redemptive work in his world."