When Seattle mom Kristy Royce invited friends to watch Al Gore’s documentary An Inconvenient Truth, the movie sparked conversation about global warming and what local families can do to lessen our impact. That initial chat stuck with Kirsten McCaa, who in 2007 joined with Royce to co-found CoolMom.org, and now acts as Director.
CoolMom.org is chock full of facts, tips, and questions answered by the group’s scientific board of advisors. One family’s efforts are highlighted each week, and larger initiatives are introduced; CoolMom.org founded Walking School Bus, a plan to facilitate walking instead of driving in the morning.
This Saturday, April 19, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. CoolMom.org is sponsoring an Earth Day kickoff party at the Olympic Sculpture Park’s PACCAR Pavilion, 2901Western Ave. (Belltown). Stop by, meet the ladies and their kiddos, and learn strategies for reducing your family’s climate footprint. Junior can create a critter out of soil, play games, and listen to stories. Home energy kits will be available.
Local chapters connect in playgroups, moms night out groups, or book clubs. Chapters are going strong in West Seattle, Magnolia, and Greenwood. The group welcomes new members —join an existing group or learn more about starting a branch in your neighborhood.