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Oblong Books presents Karl Coplan – ‘Live Sustainably Now: A Low-Carbon Vision of the Good Life’

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January 22, 2020: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Oblong Rhinebeck, 6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12571 map
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Live Sustainably NOW

Riverkeeper is proud to join Oblong Books as they welcome Karl Coplan, Professor of Law and Director of the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, who will be discussing his brand new book. In Live Sustainably Now, Karl Coplan shares his personal journey of attempting to cut back on carbon without giving up the amenities of a suburban middle-class lifestyle.

Oblong Books will generously donate a percentage of proceeds from book sales at this event will be donated to support RIVERKEEPER. Paul Gallay, Riverkeeper President, will give an introduction.

Coplan chronicles the joys and challenges of a year on a carbon budget, kayaking to work, hunting down electric-car charging stations, eating a Mediterranean-style diet, and enjoying plenty of travel on weekends and vacations while avoiding long-distance flights. He explains how to set a personal carbon cap and measure your actual footprint, with his own results detailed in monthly diary entries. Presenting the pros and cons of different energy, transportation, and lifestyle options, Live Sustainably Now shows that there does not have to be a trade-off between the ethical obligation to maintain a sustainable carbon footprint and the belief that life should be fulfilling and fun.

For more information, to RSVP and to pre-order the book, please visit Oblong’s website >

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