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Forests, Housing, & Carbon: An Elegant Climate Solution

Sep 20, 2022 , 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Join Carbon Neutral Bellingham and the The Arcology Institute for a presentation, break-out groups, and mixer at Black Fern Coffee during Climate Action Week. This event will begin with a two-part presentation and halfway through, we’ll separate into conversation break-out groups for a short time.

After the conclusion of the presentation, there will be a Sunset Social featuring a photo exhibition for both attendees and the general public with wines, coffee and tea available for purchase from Black Fern Coffee. You can also choose to attend the Sunset Social event separately, without attending the presentation beforehand. The presentation will explore the role forests play in carbon sequestration and how cities like Bellingham can best make use of this promising solution.

Based on analysis from NOAA’s Global Monitoring Lab, global average atmospheric carbon dioxide was 414.72 parts per million in 2021, setting a new record high despite the continued economic drag from the COVID-19 pandemic. Countless scientists, climate experts, and government officials agree that 350 parts per million is the “safe” level of carbon dioxide — a level that has been exceeded for decades.

Significantly reducing annual greenhouse gas emissions is the first step to addressing this problem, but in order to help reverse the damage that has already been done, efforts must also be made to pull carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and sequester it away. Fortunately there are a number of solutions being implemented, ranging from improved farming practices to carbon-capture factories.

Join us at the free September 20 event to learn more. Space is limited, so please RSVP soon!


Black Fern Coffee
1211 Granary Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225


Carbon Neutral Bellingham
Email: hello@carbonneutralbellingham.com

Prize Drawing/Event Feedback

Receive a prize drawing entry for up to five events you attend during Climate Action Week! Three prize drawing winners will be selected to choose between a solar backpack, waterproof bike bag, energy efficiency kit, or zero waste shopping kit. 

For each entry, you must submit a brief online feedback form for the event you attended and include a unique codeword for that event. Obtain the codeword for the Forests, Housing, & Carbon event during the event or by emailing bhamclimateweek@gmail.com.

This event is part of the City’s ALL IN for Climate Action Week. Find a full list of events.