Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus Indiana
7850 W. Goeller Blvd
Columbus, IN, 47202
Date(s) - 02/09/2014
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Barry Kastner will explore how events made climate change a personal reality for him. We have a natural tendency to denial, depression, or obsession about big bad things. At some point, right action must prevail. Tikkun olam is a Hebrew phrase that means “repairing the world” (or “healing the world”) which suggests humanity’s shared responsibility to heal, repair and transform. That’s the task ahead for all of us.
The presentation is at the Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Columbus Indiana at 7850 W. Goeller Blvd on Sunday, Feb 9 at 10:00AM.
Barry Kastner has been a Columbus resident and a member of the Unitarian-Universalist congregation since 1988, when he and his wife, Kathleen Leason, moved here from Charlottesville, Virginia. Barry and Kathleen have raised two daughters, Becca and Lauren.
Barry studied Urban and Environmental Design at the University of Virginia, worked as a VISTA volunteer with a housing rehabilitation program, and later directed that agency, and then earned an MBA from UVa.
Barry works at Cummins Inc in Information Technology and served on Cummins Climate Change Strategy Team. Barry is a member of Energy Matters Community Coalition, the Advance Columbus Environmental Sustainability team, and the Solid Waste Management District Citizens Advisory Committee.
In 2013, Barry trained under Vice President Al Gore and his Climate Reality Leadership Corps to promote dialogue and action around climate change.
In his spare time, Barry likes to obsess about the pressing global issues of our time.