[EDIT (May 4): My third TEDx talk just went up. I recommend watching it.]
I gave the following talk for My Green Lab‘s Sustainability Summit. I recommend watching it to the end.
It’s based on my third TEDx talk, for TEDxConnecticutCollege, which TED is still editing but should appear soon. We’re probably all used to keynotes delivered from people’s homes, but on March 24th it was still new.
The people I mention in the talk
- My sledding hill, covered in the Philadelphia Inquirer: “the hill on the northwest side of the house was called Tommy’s Hill, considered for generations one of the best sledding hills in the city.”
- The Tamzine, the little ship of Dunkirk whose picture I showed, now at the Imperial War Museum in London
- Jay Kumar, in an Inc. article, A Millennial Making America Great, whose picking up garbage inspired me to start the podcast
- Larry Yatch, the Navy SEAL whose picking up garbage with his family taught him new emotion
- My posts on avoiding packaged food
- My Inc. article on my first year not flying, What a Year Without Flying Taught Me About Responsibility, Empathy, and Community
- My podcast episode on Oskar Schindler:
About My Green Lab
My Green Lab is a non-profit that helps the scientific community reduce waste. From their About Page: they
We . . . lead scientists, vendors, designers, energy providers, and others in a common drive toward a world in which all research reflects the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility. Run â€œfor scientists, by scientists,â€ we leverage our credibility and track record to develop standards, oversee their implementation, and inspire the many behavioral changes that are needed throughout the scientific community.
I met the CEO and founder, Allison Paradise, when we both spoke at my second TEDx talk, TEDxWaltham. She invited me to speak at their Sustainability Summit. I originally planned to take the train to St Louis. Covid-19 hit and we met online instead.
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