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.