Active Transportation Counseling™
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Jane Rosten
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Learn to gradually expand your non-auto transportation without aiming for perfection. In this 1-hour session, in-person, or in two 30 minute phone calls, talk with an experienced health behavior counselor to set goals and overcome barriers that stand between your good intentions and a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Even trying once a month can be a good start. In addition to environmental and economic benefits, active transportation provides great health advantages such as increased exercise and stress reduction.

For Stanford employees, there will be support for accessing Commute Club opportunities, if desired. For questions, call Jane Rosten, LCSW, at 498-4744.

Instructor: Jane Rosten, MSW, LCSW, Manager of Stanford HIP's Environmental Behavior Change Program.

Category: Healthy Living : Environmental Health
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $100 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 2   (Min: 0, Max: 20)
Class Code: atc-04

Climate Change: What You Can Do
Thu 10/11-10/25 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Instructor: Jane Rosten
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Rm 205/206 (291 Campus Drive)
BeWell Engagement or Berry
Class Past

Climate disruption, one of the foremost challenges of our time, has many implications for both our personal health and the health of our planet.

Atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), the primary cause, has increased to levels never observed before. With US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, many more are asking what they can do to have an impact on climate change. Fortunately, we can take action with a variety of approaches to safeguard the planet, lower our carbon footprints, and in the process save money, increase community, and improve health.

This fun class is comprised of 3 sessions, designed to turn good environmental intentions into action. The course takes much guesswork out of which actions have greatest impact, providing a roadmap for where to spend precious time. Participants will be introduced to skills such as how to ?green" transportation at their own pace, save energy at home, recycle better, green finances, make dietary changes, impact policy, and more. Instructors will combine their expertise from over two decades of professional work on the issue, with behavioral science and group support, to help participants make a difference.

PLEASE NOTE: This class is also approved for the new Cardinal Green financial incentive. Details at http://sustainable.stanford.edu/my-cardinal-green

Instructor: Jane Rosten, MSW, LCSW, is the Manager of Stanford HIP's Environmental Behavior Change Program.

Category: Healthy Living : Environmental Health
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $150 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 6   (Min: 0, Max: 30)
Class Code: locarb-01

Is an Electric Vehicle Right for You?
Tue 10/23 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Instructor: Jane Rosten
Location: Onsite, Mitchell Park Community Center Palo Alto
BeWell Berry
Class Past

This free class is co-sponsored and generously supported by City of Palo Alto. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Are you considering leasing or buying an electric vehicle (EV) and want real information versus a sales pitch? Come hear from a panel of local, long-time EV drivers and experts on their experiences. Get your questions answered on the difference between all-electric and plug-in hybrid EVs; EV charging (home, work and public space); range anxiety misconceptions; battery longevity; buying vs. leasing; and the environmental, economic, and personal benefits of EV adoption.

*As a bonus, before class (starting at 4:15pm) and 30+ minutes after class ends at 7:30pm, there will be a number of EVs to explore in and out, likely including Nissan Leaf, Kia Soul EV, Chevy Volt, Fiat 500-e, Ford Focus EV, Tesla, all-electric Chevy Bolt w/ 238 mile range, and others!

Instructors: Sven Thesen, founder of Project Green Home in Palo Alto (ProjectGreenHome.org). Sven is a chemical engineer and one of 2,000 scientists who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 along with former Vice President Al Gore, for his work on IPCC climate guidelines. He is often referred to as an EV-angelist for his spirited work in promoting electric vehicles.

Jim Barbera, Systems Engineer at ChargePoint (the nation?s largest charging company). Jim is versed in all aspects of EV life, including leasing, buying, charging, maintenance, installing charging stations and solar panels. He is now an experienced EV driver (85,000 electric miles), and has driven nearly all makes and models of EVs.

Marc Geller, founder and member of the Board of Directors of Plug In America, and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Electric Auto Association. Marc has been driving an electric car since 2001, and is one of the earliest EV adopters/ advocates.

Jane Rosten, MSW, LCSW, Manager of Stanford HIP?s Environmental Behavior Change program and happy driver of an EV.

Category: Healthy Living : Environmental Health
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 121   (Min: 0, Max: 250)
Class Code: ecars-01

FREE WEBINAR: Dozens of Dirty Dozens: Reducing Hidden Toxins in Your Everyday Life
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Barbara Erny, MD
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

In our everyday life we are exposed to a countless variety of environmental toxins. How can we minimize our exposure and the damage they can do to our bodies? In this noon-hour lecture with Dr. Barbara Erny, learn about the toxins most harmful to our health and simple ways we can reduce our exposure. You will learn the fruits and vegetables with the lowest levels of pesticide residue, what fish are safest to eat, and be given tips on finding alternative personal products, household cleaners, and the safest plastics. Dr. Erny will discuss the current regulation on product ingredients and what more should be done.

Instructor: Barbara C. Erny, Stanford MD. Dr. Erny is an ophthalmologist at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation for over 20 years, and gives talks on environmental health for Physicians for Social Responsibility.