A Good GoodBye - Funeral Planning For Those Who Don't Plan To Die With Humorist and Author Gail Rubin
For those of you who don’t plan to die, our speaker today will enlighten us on the finer points of not dying and what happens when you don’t plan.
Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death®, starts end-of-life and funeral planningconversations with a light touch on a serious subject, using humor, funny films, and in-depth knowledge. Find out what she can do for you, your family or your business! Rubin talks about Green Burials and More!
“Just as talking about sex won’t make you pregnant, talking about funerals won’t make you dead — and your family will benefit from the conversation. Let’s get the conversation started!” — Gail Rubin.
River Conservationist Steve Harris - An Overview of the New Mexico 2015 Legislative Water Issues
Harris will address The Gila River Diversion Proposal, USC Reform, Watershed Restoration, Steam Access and Landowner Rights and Public and Private Partnerships. Harris is the Executive Director of The Rio Grande Restoration and the Chama Flow Project and runs a river business called Far Flung Adventures.
Rio Grande Restoration is a New Mexico non-profit organization, established in 1994 to secure the river flows necessary to support restoration of the “great river”. The Rio Grande is vitally important to individuals and communities, yet it has been so over-developed as to cease to flow at certain times and places. Protective and restorative policies must be initiated at state and national levels, if we are to prevent continued ecological decline and socio-economic conflict along the Rio Grande.
A Conversation with the Former Executive Director of the Quivira Coalition, Courtney White, On His Book: The Age of Consequences - A Chronicle of Concern and Hope.
Our planet is approaching a critical environmental juncture. Across the globe we continue to deplete the five pools of carbon – soil, wood, coal, oil, and natural gas – at an unsustainable rate. We’ve burned up half the planet’s known reserves of oil – one trillion barrels – in less than a century. When these sources of energy-rich carbon go into severe decline, as they surely will, society will follow.
Former archeologist and Sierra Club activist Courtney White calls this moment the Age of Consequences — a time when the worrying consequences of our environmental actions– or inaction — have begun to raise unavoidable and difficult questions. How should we respond? What are effective (and realistic) solutions?