Go on a Low Carbon Diet: A 30-day program to lose 5000 pounds

Wondering what you can do to help in the fight against global warming? Here is a great Global Warming Action tool.

Low Carbon Diet

UU Ministry for Earth is excited to announce our partnership with the Low Carbon Diet Initiative. The program centers around the Low Carbon Diet workbook – a fun, illustrated CO2-reduction handbook that guides you through a series of 22 action steps to trim your carbon footprint and help others do the same. This program is a fun, accessible, and has an easy to use guide that will show you, step-by-step, how to dramatically reduce your CO2 output in just a month’s time.

Grounded in over two decades of environmental behavior change research, this illustrated workbook offers much more than a list of eco-friendly actions. It walks you through every step of the process, from calculating your current C02 footprint to tracking your progress. By making simple changes to actions you take every day, you’ll learn how to reduce your annual household CO2 output by at least 15%. And, for those who are more ambitious, you’ll discover how you can become carbon neutral and help your congregation, workplace, local schools, and community do the same.

Dieters will learn how to:

  • Calculate their CO2 footprint
  • Create cool household systems that save the Earth while saving you money
  • Take on cool lifestyle practices that reduce CO2 emissions
  • Purchase carbon offsets to become carbon neutral (in partnership with CarbonFund.org, described in Vol. 1 of the Global Warming Action Kit)
  • Form a Low Carbon Diet EcoTeam with members of your faith community

To learn more about the content of the workbook and view sample actions visit The Empowerment Institute.

Designed for groups, the Low Carbon Diet is a great fit for use in UU congregations. It will help to build supportive community while addressing climate change. To begin, congregations can download complete directions for hosting an introductory Global Warming Cafe. Then, those who are interested can divide up into small EcoTeams to support one another in following through on their Low Carbon Diet commitment. Meeting guides are included in the book.

Journey for the Planet

In addition, if you want to get your children or grandchildren involved, there is a children’s version of the program called Journey for the Planet. To learn all about it go to Journey for the Planet.

ORDER NOW! UUMFE receives $3 for each copy purchased when you download the special UUMFE order form and mail directly to the Empowerment Institute:

Low Carbon Diet Flier & Order Form (pdf)

Journey for the Planet Flier & Order Form: An Adventure for Kids (pdf)