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Climate change brown bag–October 12

Systems change specialist Bob Doppelt discusses his new book “FROM ME TO WE: The Five Transformational Commitments Required to Rescue the Planet, Your Organization and Your Life” on Friday, October 12, 12:00-1:30 pm in the Boards and Commissions Room 1280 at Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Ave., Seattle.

Doppelt integrates principles of psychology, ecosystem science and Buddhism to help people learn how they can change their own thinking and behavior, and motivate other people and organizations to change in ways that produce truly sustainable outcomes.

Topics will include:

  • Why climate disruption is not, at its core, an environmental or energy problem.
  • The five “natural laws of sustainability.”
  • Five commitments that can align your personal thinking and behavior, and that of your organization and community, with the natural laws of sustainability.
  • How a business or any other type of organization can change its culture and adopt a path toward true social, economic and environmental sustainability.
  • Why the “five commitments” are a key to your personal happiness and wellbeing.

Bob Doppelt is Executive Director of The Resource Innovation Group, which is affiliated with the Center for Sustainable Communities at Willamette University. He is also an adjunct instructor in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management at the University of Oregon. He is trained as a counseling psychologist and as an environmental scientist. For the past 25 years he has also practiced socially engaged Buddhism.