A Sunday morning gathering of progressive thinkers who explore, through presentations, issues that influence our daily lives and the lives of future generations. We hope these gatherings, through understanding and knowledge of the world around us, will ignite change for the common good and provide a sense of community. FREE and OPEN to the public.
Moderator: KSFR Radio Host Xubi Wilson
James Keele has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas. While being retired from working in the electrical engineering field, James has pursued his interest in the technical area by writing physics papers and converting two cars and a motorcycle to all electric operation. His part of this presentation will be “What About EV’s (Electric Vehicles)”.
Also, he will ride his electric motorcycle to Collected Works for show and tell."
Dan Baker has a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Colorado at Boulder. As a local advocate of sustainable living, his focus has been in Energy and Transportation. Participating for years in improving Santa Fe streets for bike commuting while raising two children as a stay-home Dad, he then moved into renewable energy issues by being an early adopter of residential grid-tied photovoltaics. Most recently active in converting cars from gasoline to full-electric, in the belief that electric vehicles will be a critical part of our urban/suburban renewable solution set for the future. Dan's presentation is titled 'Better living with an Electric Vehicle', and plans to have an Electric Vehicle at Collected Works for Q&A.
Happiness Santa Fe
once again holds a conversation on both local and national efforts to redefine measures on what really matters in our lives. Happiness Santa Fe will discuss its role in organizing a national Gross National Happiness Conference in Vermont this Spring, and also will launch a series of fun and thoughtful Sunday events to remind us of the importance of looking at and truly valuing ALL the areas in our lives, not just economic ones. Panelists TBA.
is an independent journalist and documentarian who has focused much of her work on social and humanitarian issues around conflict and reconstruction. She is of the school that still believes strongly in the power of words and images to educate people on issues of importance and to create change in the world.
Zélie covered New Mexico and the Southwest for Reuters, The Dallas Morning News, People Magazine
, and several other publications for more than 15 years, and won awards for writing and radio broadcasts. She is the recipient of two International Rotary awards, including a World Peace graduate Fellowship in Bradford, England. In graduate school she researched the power of storytelling and oral history and the role it plays in Transitional Justice and post-conflict rebuilding - and most importantly, post-conflict healing. Her recent testimony projects(for which she has given Journey presentations) have documented Iraq and Cambodia.
Water is perhaps the most crucial issue facing our state. We all need water. Our rich cultural heritage, our economy, our businesses, our incredibly beautiful natural landscapes and ecosystems. and, indeed, all life depends on water. But our water supplies are diminishing as population and demand increases, as climate change and anthropogenic global warming further decreases our water resources.
Often the discussions about water involve only particular sites and very inidivdual interests. In Paryski's presentation he will look at the problems of adaptive water management from a larger
perspective, a mile high perspective with mile high solutions. Perhaps out of the chaos and complexity of water issues, new approaches can emerge based on kindness toward one another and kindness toward our environment.
has been involved with environmental issues most of his professional life. He began his career as a teacher, then as a Foreign Service Officer, helped establish Haiti’s Institut de Sauvegarde du Patrimoine National and finally worked with the United Nations Development Programme on environmental policy, planning, peacekeeping and governance. In Haiti, he helped establish two national parks and the Haitian Ministry of the Environment. He has been a resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico since 2000. He served on Governor Richardson’s Blue Ribbon Water Task Force, the Jemez y Sangre Water Planning Council, the NM State Engineer’s Water Wise Development Committee, and was the Conservation Chair of the Northern New Mexico Group of the Sierra Club. He was an active member of the Alliance for the Rio Grande Heritage. He helped write and pass New Mexico’s Graywater Act and State Water Planning Act, and has been active in building bridges with traditional communities which depend on New Mexico’s unique natural resources. He consults for the City of Santa Fe on water and green building issues. He organized the first Jemez y Sangre (Northern New Mexico) WaterSummit in September 2005. He is one of the founding members of the Santa Fe Complex (www.sfcomplex.org
). Paul has a BA from Williams College and a MA from Columbia University. Three new species of trees, plants and orchids have been named after him, as well a new butterfly species. He currently Vice-President of Northeast by Southwest LLC, a new company that promotes, catalyzes and facilitates green investments and jobs with initiatives that help protect the environment and mitigate climate change, anthropogenic global warming and their effects.
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