Developed as a spin-off of the innovation conference TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), TEDx has been created in the spirit of TED’s overall mission to research and discover “ideas worth spreading.” "As we enter into the new decade of 2020, we’re transitioning our focus from ‘ideas worth sharing’ to ‘ideas worth doing’ to highlight the urgency of the necessity for action", the TEDx team outlines. "We’re focusing on the work of the people who are striving to make a difference on both a local community scale and on an international spectrum, those who are working towards developing a more balanced, inclusive and regenerative world. As a speaker at the TEDx virtual climate conference, Birgit Heidsiek, Founder of the European Center for Sustainability in the Media World, shared her ideas how films can be produced in a more environmental-friendly way.
The TEDx virtual climate conference The Moment is Now was launched by the TEDxWageningenUniversity as part of TED’s new initiative Countdown. The goal is to build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 in the race to a zero-carbon world – a world that is safer, cleaner and fairer for everyone. Every organization, company, city and nation and citizens everywhere are invited to collaborate with Countdown and take action on climate. It is a movement open to everyone – and everyone has a vital role to play.
At TEDx virtual The Moment is Now climate conference, the focus was on the action fields Energy, Built Environment, Transport, Food, Nature as well as on Ourselves. The key questions are: How fast can we switch to 100% clean energy? How can we re-engineer the things that surround us? How do we transform the ways that we move? How do we spark a worldwide shift to healthier food systems? How extensively can we re-green the earth? Imperfect action is better than perfect inaction – How do we change ourselves to overcome something we can only do by collective action?
Photos/Video:© TEDx Julian Hofmans/De Mobiele Filmcrew, TEDxWageningenUniversity