What we’re about
Welcome to Effective Altruism Colorado!
By joining this group and attending events, you agree to abide to our Code of Conduct:
This is a group of people interested in working on the question of how we can use our resources to best help others. Effective Altruism is a social movement of people working on that question. We explore topics including animal welfare, global poverty, voting and public policy, far future concerns, risks of human extinction, and artificial intelligence.
Not all members of this group identify themselves as "Effective Altruists". Many of our members and organizers disagree with the values and decisions of prominent EA organizations. If you've got criticisms of philanthropy, especially EA-styled philanthropy, you'll find like company here! We welcome everyone regardless of their background or identities to our meetups.
Several of our local members have taken the Giving What We Can pledge to donate at least 10% of our earnings to effective charities https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/about-us/. Other local members have decided to change to careers to more directly work on important causes.
Please reach out to an organizer if you have questions or concerns about our group - we are happy to set up a time to talk.
Currently our events are based in the Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins areas. If you want to host a local EA meetup elsewhere in Colorado on this platform, you are welcome to do that. Just reach out to an organizer.
Upcoming events (2)See all
- Helping Farmed Animals Through TechnologyLink visible for attendees
Animal welfare and climate change are problems with similar structures: Both have to do with mitigating negative externalities which are the unintended consequences of industrialization. In the case of climate change, technologies like solar panels and electric vehicles are seen as our most powerful tools, yet in the case of animal welfare technology is seldom part of the conversation. In this talk, Robert will discuss how new agricultural technologies can be practical and scalable solutions to some of the most pressing animal welfare problems, and present a case study of Innovate Animal Ag's work on in-ovo sexing.
Robert Yaman has spent his career in Silicon Valley focusing on how to help animals through technology. He started out earning to give as a software engineer at Google, then spent 5 years advancing cultivated meat at Mission Barns*.* In early 2023, he founded Innovate Animal Ag, a think tank that researches and advances cutting edge technologies in agriculture that could improve animal welfare.