Karl Coplan - "Live Sustainably Now: A Low-Carbon Vision of the Good Life"

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Oblong Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

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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. The author will be introduced at this event by President of Riverkeeper, Paul Gallay.

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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.

Karl Coplan is Professor of Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, where he directs its environmental litigation clinic. He is a co-author of Introduction to Environmental Law: Cases and Materials on Water Pollution Control (second edition, 2016). Coplan is also a member of the board of directors of Waterkeeper Alliance, a global network of clean water advocates.


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