Members’ Night 2012

“Less Carbon and More Compassion”

Saturday, January 21, 6:30-9:00 pm

South Berkeley Senior Center 2939 Ellis Street at Ashby (walking distance from Ashby BART).

Featuring  Carol Misseldine

Join us for an enlightening talk and an appreciation of Green Sangha members*.

6:30 Light refreshments

7:00 Meditation

7:15 Introduction: “Climate Protection: the Issue of Our Time” by Nancy Roberts, Green MBA

7:30 Talk:  Carol Misseldine, Director of Green Cities California,  Carol will highlight the extraordinary leverage we each have to dramatically reduce our carbon footprint while increasing our compassion footprint (and improving our health!) simply by moving toward a plant-based diet.  She will also highlight the urgent ethical and environmental imperative of ending the practice of factory farming (95% of all the meat, eggs and dairy consumed in the U.S. come from animals confined on factory farms). See Carol’s bio here.

8:30 Announcements, news, and sign-ups for the Low Carbon Diet

8:45  Dance of Universal Peace led by Marcia Rayene

Cost: $25 or Free to current Green Sangha Members*. The $25 entry includes one year of membership in Green Sangha.

*Click here to learn more about the benefits of Green Sangha membership. Why not join today?


One person at a time: Carol Misseldine hands out some literature.

Carol Misseldine has been professionally engaged in promoting environmental and animal protection initiatives for over thirty years.  She currently serves as Director of Green Cities California and serves on the Advisory Board of Green Sangha and Kinship Circle.

Previous positions include Sustainability Director for then-Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown, Director of The Natural Step’s Great Lakes Office, and Executive Director for the Michigan Environmental Council.

Misseldine was awarded her B.S. and M.S. in Natural Resources from Michigan State University, and received her US Green Building LEED accreditation in 2005.  In October 2010, Misseldine completed a Graduate Certification in Animal Advocacy and Policy from the Humane Society University.