Meetup : Toronto THINK

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Discussion article for the meetup : Toronto THINK

WHEN: 14 November 2012 07:00:00PM (-0500)

WHERE: 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto

In the Hart House Reading Room (the room across from the reception desk with the purple walls)

Sustainability and the environment are hot topics - global warming, resource depletion, biodiversity loss, overpopulation, water resources, pollution, deforestation. But as individuals, what should we be doing about it? Should we be trying to minimize our own environmental impact, or encouraging our friends to do so? Or should we be lobbying for change at the political level? Just how much do things need to change? Is it already too late? And, importantly, which issues should be getting most of our attention and which do we think are distractions?

This will be the focus of next week's discussion.

In addition to this, we're starting a project to save a life! One of the best ways we know to go about this comes to our attention via the charity evaluator GiveWell. If their research is to be believed, the Against Malaria Foundation can save a life for around $2000. But we need to get the money somehow, and we need to decide whether we trust GiveWell's methodology and whether there are better options available. All things to discuss at the next meetup!

Note: THINK is not directly LW-affiliated but I've been told to post our meetups here anyhow :-)

Discussion article for the meetup : Toronto THINK

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