The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites the interested public to attend a lecture on Becoming Carbon Neutral. Many in the faith community are concerned about climate change and our individual and institutional contribution to its cause. To address our role in climate change, we all need to understand and then implement carbon neutral design. In this presentation, Jim Blackburn, an environmental lawyer & planner, Professor in the Practice in Environmental Law in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Rice University, co-director of Rice’s SSPEED Center and a faculty scholar of the Baker Institute, will help us understand what carbon neutral design is for our faith institutions as well as ourselves by understanding our various carbon footprints and how to avoid, minimize and then offset our carbon dioxide emissions. The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston is the Houston chapter of TX Interfaith Power & Light, a division of TX Impact. Becoming Carbon Neutral is free, and will take place on Sunday, August 9 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. at the University of St. Thomas, Robertson Hall, as well as online, via web meeting. Please register at www.eventbrite.com for this event, for planning purposes. The lecture will be recorded, so if you can’t make it, you can still get a copy of the recording to review later. The University of St. Thomas is located at 3800 Montrose Blvd. in Houston. Metro bus lines 82, 25 & 56 stop nearby. For more information, please contact Lisa Brenskelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.