What is the most ecological choice for transportation?
For long distances, is it flying, traveling by car, traveling by hybrid, traveling by EV, traveling by motorcycle?
Which produces the most greenhouse gas emissions? Which produces the least?
What factors contribute to a decision on transportation choices?
When can the United States expect to have a mas transportation system available nationwide?
This webinar on transportation will cover the answers to these questions and more. Those who register for the webinar will be asked to use theCool Climate Calculator in advance to calculate typical travel distances, including hypothetical travel from home to the September PEC National Conference at Massanetta Springs Camp & Conference Center in Harrisonburg, Virginia. This webinar will also include a presentation on the carbon offset option by the Presbyterian Tree Fund .
Date: Thursday, August 24
Presenters: Scott Gregory Minos, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Washington D.C.
and Rev. Rebecca Barnes, Coordinator of the Presbyterian Hunger Program
Scott is a native of Florida and splits his time between there and Washington, DC. He has spent his entire professional life over the past 38 years at the U.S. Department of Energy working on communications, education, and outreach relating to energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy conservation – especially those areas in the nexus between transportation and the built environment. Scott also heads up the department’s Energy Saver campaign. Scott has a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University and 2 Masters degrees – one from Johns Hopkins University and the other from Princeton University. Scott has helped lead the environmental stewardship initiative in his Episcopal parish in Washington, DC.
In January 2017, Rev. Rebecca Barnes became the Coordinator of the Presbyterian Hunger Program after serving for 5 years as the Associate for Environmental Ministries (within PHP). Rebecca is a graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary where she earned a Masters of Divinity and a Masters of Art in Religion in 2011, with a thesis titled: “A Fuller Experience of God’s Grace: How the Sacraments Invite Us to Relationship with, and Care for, the Earth.” While in seminary, she authored “50 Ways to Help Save the Earth: How You and Your Church Can Help Make a Difference,” which was reprinted for distribution to the Commissioners of the 2016 General Assembly of the PC(USA). She also previously served as a young adult intern for PC(USA)’s Health Ministries office and then in the PC(USA) Environmental Ministry program, then staffed Presbyterians for Earth Care and served as the Hunger Action Advocate at San Francisco Theological Seminary (2003-2007).