[Southern California Permaculture] TONIGHT!/Sun Nov 12 /Live Well & Spark A Climate Revolution with Peter Kalmus/FREE/6:30-8:30pm

Margie Bushman, Santa Barbara Permaculture Network sbpcnet at silcom.com
Sun Nov 12 06:31:59 PST 2017

Reminder,  event is outdoors, bring sweaters & jackets.  Should be a lovely evening…  Co-sponsors will be tabling, and a community table if you have announcement fliers you’d like to share.  And feel free to come a little early to explore the community bike center.  If you haven’t eaten, welcome to bring something with you. 



Live Well & Spark A Climate Revolution

Book Signing & Talk


with Author & NASA Climate Scientist

Peter Kalmus

Bicyclist, Backyard Gardener & Beekeeper




Sunday, November, 12, 6:30–8:30pm

FREE Event


Location: Bici Centro, 434 Olive St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (corner of Haley & Olive St)



These two disparate things---reducing my own fossil fuel use and increasing my ability to love— are actually intimately connected.  

  There is no separation between me and the rest of the life on this planet.  Peter Kalmus




Join Santa Barbara Permaculture Network as we host Peter Kalmus, author of the newly published book Being the Change; Live Well & Spark a Climate Revolution, on Sunday November 12, 2017, at Bici Centro in downtown Santa Barbara.   Special guest Paul Relis, founding executive director of the Community Environmental Council (CEC), that came into being after the devastating oil spill in the Santa Barbara Channel in 1969, will introduce Peter, linking two generations of committed and passionate citizen activists. 


Alarmed by drastic changes now occurring in the Earth’s climate systems,  Kalmus,  a climate scientist and suburban father of two,  embarked on a journey to change his life and the world.  He began bicycling, growing his own food, meditating, and making other simple, fulfilling changes.  Ultimately, he slashed his climate impact to under a tenth of the US average, and became happier in the process.


Being the Change explores the connections between our individual daily actions and our collective predicament.  It merges science, spirituality, and practical action to develop a satisfying and appropriate response to global warming.  The core message to his book is deeply optimistic: living without fossil fuels is not only possible, it can be BETTER.


Peter Kalmus is an atmospheric scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory with a Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University, and a BA in Physics from Harvard, maintaining clearly in his book and talks, he is speaking on his own behalf, not representing any of the scientific agencies he works for.  Kalmus is a contributing editor and columnist for YES! Magazine.


The event takes place on Sunday, November 12, 6:30 – 8:30pm, and will be held at Bici Centro, 434 Olive Street, in an outdoor courtyard (bring sweaters & jackets).  Please come early to explore the community bike center.  Books will be available to purchase at special event price of $20, including tax.  The event is FREE and no reservations are required.  For More Info: margie at sbpermaculure.org; www.sbpermaculture.org <http://www.sbpermaculture.org> ;  805-962-2571.



-This event is a part of the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network Civics 101 for Climate Change educational series-




Event Co-sponsors: 

Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition (Bici Centro), Community Environmental Council (CEC), & Oasis Design


More Info:




Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1351132924995557




Additional Resources:


Peter Kalmus website http://becycling.life

Being the Change | New Society Publishers



Paul Relis, author of Out of the Wasteland: Stories from the Environmental Frontier:  http://www.paulrelis.com/


To My Fellow Climate Scientists: Be Human, Be Brave, Speak Truth.  YES Magazine



Peter Kalmus A Scientist pioneers a low carbon Lifestyle in Altadena CA 


"Being the Change" is proof that weaning oneself off fossil fuels is not only possible, but also joyful and fun for a young suburban family.



How California Could Get to 100 Percent Renewable Energy/Peter Kalmus


Climate Change and Be-cycling With Peter Kalmus Interview https://www.rootsimple.com/2015/02/039-climate-change-and-be-cycling-with-peter-kalmus/









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