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Be Green, Adopt A Child
January 25, 2011, 10:16 am
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Be Green, Adopt A Child

Ok, so the title is meant to be provocative.  Clearly there is much to consider before having a child, the least of which for many people may be a baby’s sustainability.  Nonetheless, Baltidome would like to use the notion of adoption as sustainable family planning to put in a plug for an exciting event coming in Baltimore this week:

WYPR presents:
An evening with Scott Simon

Thursday, January 27, 2011, 6:30PM-9:00PM
Maryland Institute College Of Art
Brown Center, 1301 W. Mt. Royal Ave.

NPR’s Scott Simon will speak this Thursday, January 27th at the Brown Center in Baltimore about the topic of adoption.  Simon will talk about his new book, Baby We Were Meant for Each Other and his personal experience with adoption.

From Publishers Weekly:

This adoptive parenting memoir is a standout among books on the subject, with Simon on the page much the same as Simon on the radio – informative, enlightening, and enjoyable.

To learn more about the event with Scott Simon, CLICK HERE.

Is there a relationship between childbearing and sustainable living?   -A 2009 study on family planning from Oregon State University finds:

In the United States, the carbon legacy and greenhouse gas impact of an extra child is almost 20 times more important than some of the other environmentally sensitive practices people might employ their entire lives – things like driving a high mileage car, recycling, or using energy-efficient appliances and light bulbs.

For the full study, CLICK HERE.

For more information about adopting a child in Maryland, CLICK HERE.