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Community Invited to Take Part in Unique “World Café” Discussion on Climate Protection

Redwood City, CA - April 5, 2007 - The City of Redwood City will host a World Café discussion on climate protection and global warming on Thursday, April 26th, 2007, beginning at 6:00 pm. This important conversation among friends, families, neighbors, co-workers, and other interested members of the community will take place at City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road.

The community is invited to take part in a crucial discussion of the effects of global warming, and how we can all do our part locally to help change the course of this worldwide issue. The World Café on Climate Protection is presented with the generous sponsorship of the Port of Redwood City which provides recycling of ferrous scrap metal and construction materials as part of its shipping facilities.

Dinner is included for all participants, followed by a stimulating and energizing facilitated small- and large-group discussion that will explore the issue of climate protection, global warming, and greenhouse gases on the local level from individual households to neighborhoods to the entire City.

Space is limited, and RSVPs are requested by calling 780-7300.

The World Café is an innovative conversational methodology that fosters engaging conversations in a welcoming, comfortable environment. Discussions around an issue take place at small café tables with four people, three of whom then periodically rotate to other tables for conversations with new people. By the end of the evening, each participant will have gained diverse perspectives and unexpected insights. More information about the World Café process is available at For more information about this event hosted by Redwood City please call 780-7300.

The World Café on Climate Protection is presented by the City of Redwood City, the Sierra Club Cool Cities Campaign , and the Port of Redwood City, with additional sponsorship by CityTrees, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City, the First Congregational Church of Redwood City, and

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Magda González
Deputy City Manager

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