International Club of Berne

Club Meeting - Discuss Sustainability

Tuesday, 25th February 2020 at 7pm - 9:30pm

Location: The chimney room, Bruder Klaus church, Burgernziel, Ostring 1

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Club Meeting

When                Tuesday, 25 February, from 19:00 to 21:30
               Cheminee Room, Bruder Klaus Church (tram 7 stop Burgernziel)

Contact            Graham Tritt
Deadline          Please register by the day before

We plan presentations and discussions at one open meeting each month from February to June and August to November. Topics range from science and technology to health, travel and cultures.

If you would like to present something, please contact Graham.

The topic for February 25 is Sustainability

The topic for March is non-violent Communication with speaker Rodrigo Guerra and others


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Graham wrote
at 1:10pm on Wednesday, 26th February 2020
We had 9 attendees from 7 different countries, and we had lively discusssions. A bit chaotic, as all problems seem to be interlinked.

Thanks especially to Maja for giving us of her deep knowledge of epidemics and public health issues like cancer and HIV. To Fabian for backgrond to plastic usage and waste, IT data, and energy storage systems.

To Marianne for good questions on climate change and energy supply and Graham for his opinions about sea level rise (not a problem), extreme weather (dangerous), and nuclear fission and clean energy progress. To Joseph for background to air pollution and temperature rises.

To Claire, Peggy, Jacqui for questions and contributions on many problems. To all for lively participation and Graham for a low level of moderation. Regrets for 4 registrants who could not make it.

We have a couple more links to give when Graham and Maja have tested them.

We discussed future themes for future meetings. The next meetibg could be on Tuesday 28 April
Graham wrote
at 5:14pm on Monday, 24th February 2020

Come to the meeting for a discussion on world problems - in particular the goals for sustainability.

You can ask questions and the idea is that they will lead to discussions. Such as:

What problem(s) will cause future wars?
What are good methods for providing clean water?
Is it responsible to have children?
Where would you like to live?
What methods can help reduce adolescent pregnancy?
In what ways does better education help?
How much is a life worth?
How do epidemics start - and how to stop them?
Which countries will lead the world in the future? How will it be?

On Thursday 27 at 6 pm we have "German Café", for those wanting help or practive in speaking high German. Just come along, to the CaféBar of the GenerationenHaus

On Friday 28 there is a Games Evening at

On Sunday 1 there is the Canadian Brunch with live music. Perhaps all our reserved seats are taken - contact Gary for information. on Mondays and Tuesdays at 7pm and 8 pm ion the Old Tram Depot, there are travel presentations featuring the sights of Canada.

On Friday 6, the TGIF will be at the Lebanese restaurant Domino's in Schwanengasse.

Click on this page to register for the Club Discussion Meeting, or register on Meetup. We provide snacks and drinks and would like to know how many to provide for. This reminder goes especially to the 100 members who have not yet said YES or NO or MAYBE to attending.

Graham wrote
at 10:18pm on Sunday, 23rd February 2020
Plus Jacqui of ICB and Masa (Public Health) of Toastmasters.

Some more questions:

What methods can help reduce adolescent pregnancy?
What are good methods for providing clean water?
In whhat ways does better education help?
How much is a life worth?
Graham wrote
at 7:57pm on Sunday, 23rd February 2020
Attendees from ICB: Graham Vernon Stefan Marianne.
From Meetup; Ckaire, Caroline and Fabian
From Toastmasters: none yet. At the TM meeting tomorrow I tell them again
From new members met today: Joël and Emilee
Graham wrote
at 9:46am on Saturday, 22nd February 2020

Some questions:
What problem(s) will cause future wars?
Is it responsible to have children?
Where would you like to live?
Graham wrote
at 7:23am on Saturday, 22nd February 2020
The event is CHF 5.- for non-International Club member. Drinks and snacks are provided. Please register so that we know how many to expect. See for information on the club.
Graham wrote
at 7:05am on Saturday, 22nd February 2020
Theme: the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Graham wrote
at 7:04am on Saturday, 22nd February 2020
The theme for this meeting is the United Nations Sustainability Goals.

Attendees may put forward topics for discussion.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all".[2] The SDGs, set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and intended to be achieved by the year 2030, are part of UN Resolution 70/1, the 2030 Agenda.[3][4][5]

The Sustainable Development Goals are:

No Poverty
Zero Hunger
Good Health and Well-being
Quality Education
Gender Equality
Clean Water and Sanitation
Affordable and Clean Energy
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Reducing Inequality
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Responsible Consumption and Production
Climate Action
Life with Water
Life On Land
Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
Partnerships for the Goals



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