Our January 28, 2020 presentation:
Bridging the Communication Divide
To ensure that Earth remains hospitable to a wide diversity of life, including ourselves, humanity must grow beyond our current habits and ways of being. That growth happens most reliably and effectively through connections between people, connections that often involve difficult conversations across disparate viewpoints and varied values. Learning to welcome those conversations and to engage in them with more curiosity than conviction and more empathy than emphasis is a path toward the common ground that will lead us forward. This talk will introduce a simple framework for engaging productively in the challenging and difficult conversations that lead to growth. We’ll take time to practice and reflect on how it works and where we might apply it.
Karen Gimnig is a team builder, motivational speaker and relationship coach. She believes that our need for connection with the people around us guides us toward effective relationships. She helps groups and individuals identify root causes of challenges and then walks beside them offering gentle support as they seek solutions, build trust and use simple (but not easy) tools for improved communication and relationships.
Our November 26 Presentation:
Is It Worth the Carbon?
Your Decisions Matter to the World
In a world that is seeing increasing impacts due a changing climate, do our daily decisions make any difference? The answer is they do. What you do has a greater impact than you imagine. Together, we’ll talk about why your actions matter and things that you can do to move the ball in the right direction.
Presented by Eric Shen
Eric Shen is a retired mechanical engineer who moved to Anacortes in 2004 from the Tri Cities (Richland) where he lived with his wife Betty Carteret for more than 27 years. Since retiring, Eric has been involved in a number of volunteer projects in the community through the WSU Beach Watchers program and Transition Fidalgo & Friends, a local organization leading the way to a more sustainable and resilient community.
October 29, 2019
Disaster Preparedness, by Dennis Clark
September 24, 2019
Climate Change and Forest Fires, by Dave Peterson
August 27, 2019
Climate Change and Soils, by Gabe and Deirdre LaHue
July 30, 2019
Mini-houses, by Bud Anderson
Net Zero Housing, by Kevin Maas
May 28, 2019
The Truffle, the Milliipede, and the Moth, by Roger Fuller
Presentation on YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEgGxAPeCGQ&t=57s
April 30, 2019
Paris to Pittsburgh, a movie by National Geographic
March 26, 2019
Marine Debris, by Hillary Burgess
Video presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0or77EDwLA
February 26, 2019
Ocean Acidification, by Dr. Brooke Love
Presentation on YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86LPxUeCDAY&t=5s
January 29, 2019
Earth’s Bi-Polar Disorder, by Dr. Robert Bindschadler
Presentation on YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyeTGQEkWmQ&fbclid=IwAR2stR6LRbd6jHN3FhR0OW5jQjwHDd3lJAQv9_UY1BKRe9jugFmrqZNr2WM