TED Talk Thursday – A small country with big ideas to get rid of fossil fuels by Monica Araya

According to TED.com : “How do we build a society without fossil fuels? Using her native Costa Rica as an example of positive action on environmental protection and renewables, climate advocate Monica Araya outlines a bold vision for a world committed to clean energy in all sectors.”

“Monica Araya is the founder and director of Costa Rica Limpia (Spanish for “clean”), a citizen group that promotes clean energy. Costa Rica Limpia tracks governmental pledges on key issues such as renewable energy and public transport investment, and it hosts citizen consultations to give visibility to people’s preferences on these topics. Araya is also the founder of Nivela, an international thought leadership group that advances narratives on development and climate responsibility by combining senior and millennial perspectives from emerging economies.”

“After earning a master’s in economic policy from Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Araya obtained a PhD in environmental management from Yale. The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs named her ‘Personality of the Future’ in 2014.”

“In 2017 Araya was named resident expert at “Next Visionaries,” a global initiative by TED and BMW i that seeks to reimagine the future of mobility.”

 

A small country with big ideas to get rid of fossil fuels by Monica Araya

 

For those of you not familiar with TED Talks here is a brief summery from www.ted.com: “TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize”

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I look forward to your thoughts and comments!

Mandala Monday – Half Mandala Drawing Doodle and Dot Art by BeCre8ive2

Today we have another tutorial by by BeCre8ive2, Half Mandala Drawing Doodle and Dot Art. You may remember last week and last month we presented other tutorials of her’s: Glittery Rainbow Mandala Drawing with Glitter Gel Pens and Leaf Mandala Doodle Drawing by BeCre8ive2.

Here is what she says about this tutorial:

“Mandala Drawing was created on a piece of painted paper with paint pens, gel pens and acrylic paint. The background was made by painting white all purpose paper with watered down acrylic paint and dried completely before doodling on it.”

SUPPLIES: gold paint pen (oil base)
black paint pen (oil base)
white gel pen
white acrylic paint
black acrylic paint
gold acrylic paint
filbert paint brush
embossing stylus (or other dotting tool)
ruler
white chalk pencil
painted paper (white paper stained with watery acrylic paint)

Enjoy!

Half Mandala Drawing Doodle and Dot Art by BeCre8ive2

 

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TED Talk Thursday – Why the Only Future Worth Building Includes Everyone by His Holiness Pope Francis

According to TED.com : “A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you, says His Holiness Pope Francis in this searing TED Talk delivered directly from Vatican City. In a hopeful message to people of all faiths, to those who have power as well as those who don’t, the spiritual leader provides illuminating commentary on the world as we currently find it and calls for equality, solidarity and tenderness to prevail. “Let us help each other, all together, to remember that the ‘other’ is not a statistic, or a number,” he says. “We all need each other.””

“Pope Francis was elected in March 2013, becoming the first Pope from the Americas and from the Southern hemisphere. He was born in 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as Jorge Mario Bergoglio, in a family of Italian immigrants. A Jesuit, he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires and then a Cardinal leading the Argentinian church. Upon election as the 266th Pope, he chose Francis as his papal name in reference to Saint Francis of Assisi.”

“A very popular figure who has taken it upon himself to reform the Catholic Church, Pope Francis’s worldview is solidly anchored in humility, simplicity, mercy, social justice, attention to the poor and the dispossessed — those he says “our culture disposes of like waste” — and in a critical attitude towards unbridled capitalism and consumerism. He is a strong advocate of global action against climate change, to which he has devoted his powerful 2015 encyclical, Laudato sì (“Praise be to you”). He invites us to practice “tenderness,” putting ourselves “at the level of the other,” to listen and care. He is committed to interfaith dialogue and is seen as a moral and spiritual authority across the world by many people who aren’t Catholics.”

 

Why the Only Future Worth Building Includes Everyone by His Holiness Pope Francis

 

For those of you not familiar with TED Talks here is a brief summery from www.ted.com: “TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize”

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I look forward to your thoughts and comments!