Urban Planning for Sustainability

Videos of talks by Rollie Williams and Not Just Bikes

11 a.m., May 15, 2022

This Sunday we will watch two videos on how urban planning can create a more sustainable future for the world.
Dutch Cities are Better for the Environment (and my sanity) is a 13-minute video about the advantages of Dutch cities. You can view it at www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO6txCZpbsQ.
Suburbs are Bleeding America Dry is a 21-minute video that discusses how zoning laws force bad ecological choices. You can view it at www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfsCniN7Nsc.
Both videos present their message in a light, humorous style.

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The Current State of the Humanist Movement

Nadya Dutchin

Nadya Dutchin

11 a.m., May 8, 2022

This Sunday, Nadya Dutchin will give her views on the current state of society, and then open a discussion on the opportunities and challenges that we as Humanist chapter members see ahead of us.

Nadya Dutchin is the new Executive Director of the American Humanist Association with more than 10 years of community engagement, strategic partnership, youth program development, multi-method fundraising, and change management experience. She is new to the humanist movement and is working to transform the AHA and humanist movement into one that focuses on protecting civil rights and building a more youthful and vibrant humanist community. She currently serves as the Board President of The Common Good Generation and is the Board President of Our Climate for Education. Nadya is of Guyanese descent and a proud Alumna of Florida A&M University where she studied Molecular and Cellular Biology. She loves The Muppets, reading fiction, supporting local restaurants, visiting museums, the thrill of live music, and most of all, watching movies and cuddling with her daughter.

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The Current State of the Humanist Movement – Nadya Dutchin from Humanist Community-SiliconValley on Vimeo.

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Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order by Ray Dalio

Ray Dalio, Founder, Co-Chief Investment Officer & Co-Chairman, Bridgewater Associates

A video of a talk by Ray Dalio

This Sunday we will watch and discuss “Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order” by Ray Dalio, a video that gives an economic analysis of the rise and fall of great world powers.

Ray Dalio is the author of the 2017 book Principles: Life & Work, about corporate management and investment philosophy. He is the founder and co-chief investment officer of the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates. In 2020 Bloomberg ranked him the world’s 79th-wealthiest person.

You can watch this 43:42 minute video at:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=xguam0TKMw8.

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Approval Voting, A Huge Improvement for our Democracy

Jeff Justice

Jeff Justice

Our Choose-One voting method often elects candidates that represent a vocal minority. It causes partisanship and distrust of government. This Sunday, April 24, Jeff Justice will give real-world examples of how Choose-One voting failed, and how switching to Approval Voting improved the outcomes.
Jeff Justice is a board member of The Center for Election Science which is a national nonprofit that advocates for better voting methods. He is also an organizer for California Approves, which is moving to bring Approval Voting to California.

220424 Jeff Justice.mp4 from Humanist Community-SiliconValley on Vimeo.

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 Meeting ID: 816 5389 0712
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The Search for Cheap, Sustainable, Green Power

Sabine Hossenfelder

Videos of talks by Matt Ferrell and Sabine Hossenfelder

This Sunday, April 17, we will watch and discuss three videos about The Search for Cheap, Sustainable, Green Power.
“The Truth About Hydropower – Is Tidal Energy the Future?” is at:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nBkx3V9E48 and runs 13:19 minutes.
“Geothermal Energy Explained – A Not So Hot Solution?” is at:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HhdR9YRGxI and runs 11:35 minutes.
Both of these are presented by Matt Ferrell of Undecided.
The third video is “Is Nuclear Power Green?” at:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kahih8RT1k and is a 22:46 minute video at presented by Sabine Hossenfelder of Science Without the Gobbledygook. All these videos are presented by Brilliant.

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