Staying with the environmental theme, together we’ll stream two TED Talks of environmental success stories in Bhutan and Costa Rica. The Bhutan story is a feel-good antidote to the pessimism of last week, which we’ll probably need.
While Thinking Globally, you might want to review this you may enjoy reviewing the global report, Climate Change Performance Index 2020, which evaluates the performance of 57 countries plus the European Union. Sadly, the U.S. sunk to the bottom of these rankings.
Costa Rica is closer to home geographically, but it also is similar to Jefferson County in that it has achieved fully-renewable electricity but now needs to consider how to rid itself of fossil fuels. This will help us consider what efforts we need to encourage locally. Jefferson County just released its 2020 Greenhouse Gas Inventory.
Great Decisions, produced by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), is America’s largest civic discussion program on world affairs. We will be offering a Great Decisions Extension that is not associated with the FPA. The Great Decisions Extension discussions will run live online weekly each Thursday from May 14 – May 28 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
Each week we will cover a topic of great importance to Americans and a discussion of American policy will be facilitated. Attend the entire series of discussions or one discussion. No previous registration is required. The program series is co-sponsored by Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Adult Learning Program.
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June 04, 2020
LIVE ONLINE: Writing about Your Pandemic Experiences
Chronicle your thoughts and experiences while living through the coronavirus pandemic. Discover simple pointers for developing your writing skills, as you explore the difficulties and blessings you are facing during these extraordinary times. Join author Savitri Bess for this four-week online workshop, and learn to use the five senses to help you express yourself in rich, full ways. Share some of your writings with fellow class members during each session, and be sure to keep a pen and paper nearby for note-taking and spontaneous writing moments. Online registration is required. A zoom link will be sent to all class registrants before the first class starts.
Savitri Bess, MFA in fiber arts, MEd in counseling psychology, has been the recipient of Fulbright and National Endowment for the Arts grants. She is author of The Path of the Mother, and two autobiographical fiction works, Offer Me a Flower and The Sophia Secrets. She has extensive teaching experience and loves to help people with their writing skills and expression. Learn more on Savitri's website: www.pathofthemother.com.
June 05, 2020
LIVE ONLINE: Friday Night News Trivia
Join us live online for a fun and friendly game of news trivia. Questions will be based on current events and pop culture. Players will compete individually, but may seek help from anyone in their household. Winners get bragging rights and the pride of knowing they are well informed. Invite your friends, prepare some snacks, and meet up for a night of virtual competition!
June 10, 2020
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting