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Virtual Short Reads

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April 2, 2020 - April 2, 2020

Can we build a greener world with Concrete?

We read articles about science, space, climate, current events, health, and more! This month we are exploring concrete.

Concrete is all around us. In the last three years, China has poured as much concrete as the U.S. did in the 100 years of the 20th century. It’s an essential part of our current infrastructure and a significant contributor to greenhouse gases.  Jos has selected four articles about concrete and its cultural, economic and environmental impacts on our world and four brief updates on the latest research into making concrete more earth-friendly.

Discussions are held the first Thursday of the month. Next meeting April 2nd at noon. Discussion will be online.

Articles are available here and here.

Topic: Short Reads
Time: Apr 2, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 538 905 218

Why Short Reads? Because you don’t have all day. We pick 3-4 articles which could be read in around 60 minutes. It’s the perfect club for the curious and those short on time.

Short Reads is hosted by Jocelyn Duffy.

Jocelyn has over a decade of experience developing and presenting programs about nature, science, and history for federal, state, and regional organizations. She has degrees in information technology, library science, and natural resource management and enjoys exploring the places where people and the environment come together. Jos works on the help desk and also works as a program coordinator. She runs the Short Reads book group and our popular survival series programming.