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Voices for the Environment' speaker series

SHELBURNE All Souls Interfaith Gathering is sponsoring a four-part Speaker Series on the subject Voices for the Environment, beginning with a lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 5 by Wes Sanders of Vermont Interfaith Power & Light entitled Low Carbon Diet: What Every Household Can Do To Combat Climate Change. Wes Sanders, Vice President of the Vermont chapter of a national not-for-profit organization called Interfaith Power and Light, which is dedicated to arresting Global Warming thru energy-efficiency, will offer a presentation and Q & A workshop on CO2-reducing tool called the "Low Carbon Diet" (pun intended). He will describe the diet strategy in which households come together in EcoTeams of four to ten households, to reduce their 'carbon-footprint' thru a series of habit- and home-changes. The program, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. is in the new sanctuary at All Souls Interfaith Gathering at 291 Bostwick Farm Rd., in Shelburne, off Bostwick Road west of Route 7. All are welcome to the program which has been organized to explore the subject of environmental stewardship, one of the mission objectives of All Souls. The program is free, though donations will be gratefully accepted. The Voices for the Environment speaker series will continue on Wednesday, March 19 with Charlotte Albers of Charlotte, a National Wildlife Federation Habitat Steward, speaking on Building a Backyard Wildlife Habitat: Learn to create a sustainable landscape that attracts birds, butterflies and other wildlife. On Wednesday, April 9, Buzz Hoerr of the Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on the Future of Lake Champlain will speak on the subject Water Is Life and on Tuesday, May 13, Tom Berry, Lake Champlain Program Director, Vermont Chapter, The Nature Conservancy will speak on Life and the Lake. For more information go to the All Souls Interfaith Gathering website at www.allsoulsinterfaith.org or call 985-3819.

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