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LEED Certified Commercial Buildings
Trish Nixon

Preceded by a short reading, this program by speaker Trish Nixon of LRS Architects was recorded on 1/24/10 at a regular meeting of the Humanists of Greater Portland (Oregon), or HGP -- website Abstract: When designing buildings, sustainability has many levels. While some people strive specifically for a LEED Certification, others are just looking to save energy, lower their maintenance costs, incorporate local and healthier

Coming Home (from Iraq)
Joseph Holness

Joseph Holness tells us a personal story about his combat experiences in the contrived U.S. war with Iraq. Holness relates health problems, PTSD, and homelessness that veterans often encounter upon their return to civilian life. Holness lives in Gresham, Oregon. He spent eight years in the U.S. Army in Iraq and nine years with the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He is a member of the organization IVAW (Iraqi Veterans Against the War). He served in both the “Operation Iraqi Freedom” and the “Operation Enduring Freedom” campaigns.

Opera: The Highs and Lows
David Almond

Presented by HGP member David Almond. The talk will provide some basic information about opera including terms, history, etc. Since opera is all about the voice, different voice types are illustrated through video clips. Also includes a brief exploration of opera versus musical theater, modern opera and the ultimate operatic heavyweight, Wagner's Ring Cycle. And there won't be a fat lady, so you'll never know when it's over.

Two Minutes In Turkey
Robert Sanford

Robert Sanford spent two months in Turkey this spring, and will be talking about the place, the culture, and the people. He took over 7500 pictures, but will not be showing them all. He also has some cool loot to share.