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Gabby Smith

Warming the World One Heart at a Time

PRESENTED ON OCT 09, 2013
IN CHRISTCHURCH @ VOL 17

Gabby Smith makes Real Hotties, hot water warmers with personalities. She talks about how she comes up with ideas for new characters and then introduces some bachelors and bachelorettes.

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Changing the World One Smile at a Time

BY GUY TOTARO
@ VOL 91 ON APR 25, 2012

Guy is a clown, and a good one at that. In this moving presentation, he shares how he's been helping children, families, and communities in Tohoku who have suffered from tsunami-related PTSD issues. (in English)

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One Thing Leads To Another

BY MARK PRIMACK
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 08, 2013

In his presentation, Mark Primack introduces a proposal to grow a living dome in Santa Cruz as a response to Global warming, inspired by the world famous Tree Circus.

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Designing A Better World, One Idea At A Time

BY MARTIN WILLERS
@ PECHAKUCHA AT THE MAGAZZINI ON APR 12, 2013

Martin Willers from People People gives us a behind the scenes look at their newest idea, the Transparent Speaker and guides us through the role industrial design plays in society and how it can change the world for the better.

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Changing The World, One Tram At A Time

BY LAURA MAZZEO
@ VOL 15 ON MAY 24, 2013

Laura Mazzeo talks about the inspiration behind her efforts to change the world. She guides us through her ideas for a tramway to connect cultural hot spots in Hong Kong as well as futue urban developments for the city.

 

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Healing with Heat

BY NATASHA GUNN
@ VOL 22 ON JUN 04, 2014

Natasha Gunn explains how the practice of hot yoga helped her gain a renewed sense of well-being, calmness and peace of mind and changed her perception of life.

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Message in a Bottle

BY NINA LESIGA
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 12, 2015

Nina Lesiga’s passion is the use travel as a source of empowerment and self discovery. Her passion for beach combing has led her to collect all sorts of items washed up upon the shore near home and during her travels.  Each piece that Nina picked up “called” to her and she didn’t worry about what to do with it. Then one day during a solitary walk on the beach, she found a message in a bottle.  In an instant she knew what to do - she would pay the happiness forward and this decision began a chain of magical connections amongst strangers.

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How One Man on a 75-Pound Bicycle Took a City's Temperature

BY NICHOLAS RAJKOVICH
@ VOL 16 ON APR 14, 2016

"How do we start thinking about heat waves and why are heat waves so important?"

In How One Man on a 75-Pound Bicycle Took a City's Temperature from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 16, architect and University at Buffalo Professor, Nicholas B. Rajkovich describes the design of a bicycle-based weather station used to find the “hot spots” of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Every year in the United States, more people die from heat waves than any other type of natural disaster. Extreme heat events are expected to increase in the future due to climate change. Collecting a fine scale of microclimatic data can help to determine how physical characteristics contribute to human exposure to ground and air temperatures. These data also suggest how urban design strategies can reduce the impacts of the urban heat island effect. However, microclimate measurement poses substantial challenges. Rajkovich’s work investigates the intersection of energy efficient buildings, renewable energy, and climate change resilience.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016. 

 

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From Barrel to Bottle

BY WILL DRUCKER
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Will Drucker is a sustainability practitioner and whiskey lover. At PechaKucha Night NYC, Will takes us through the history and process of whiskey making - from the tree to the bottle!

Will is devoted to building businesses that support the circular economy. Will hails from the cities and farms of the Midwest. College took him to Vermont where he studied neuroscience and deepened his love for the natural world. Will can't resist music, birds, biking, good food and adventure.

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Earl's Ghost

BY DOUG CANIDA
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 17, 2017

Hot Peppers!  Hot sauce!  A life long persuit of heat. Doug Canida shares.