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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx Darlinghurst brings people together to share a TED-like experience where video and live speakers combine to connect and spark deep discussion. Join the conversation #TedXDarlinghurst.

WHAT IS TED COUNTDOWN?

Countdown is a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action. The goal: 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.
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​The ongoing health and economic crises are reminding us of an important fact: We’re all part of the same fragile system, dependent on nature and one another.
As we look to the future, we must build back better and emerge more sustainable and resilient than before.

We can change climate change – #JoinTheCountdown to a safer, cleaner, fairer future. Countdown invites collaboration from every organization, company, city and nation and from citizens everywhere. It is a movement open to everyone – and everyone has a vital role to play.

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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx Darlinghurst brings people together to share a TED-like experience where video and live speakers combine to connect and spark deep discussion. Join the conversation #TedXDarlinghurst.

WHAT IS TED COUNTDOWN?

Countdown is a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action. The goal: 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.
​​
​The ongoing health and economic crises are reminding us of an important fact: We’re all part of the same fragile system, dependent on nature and one another.
As we look to the future, we must build back better and emerge more sustainable and resilient than before.

We can change climate change – #JoinTheCountdown to a safer, cleaner, fairer future. Countdown invites collaboration from every organization, company, city and nation and from citizens everywhere. It is a movement open to everyone – and everyone has a vital role to play.

    Max Van Biene | How COVID taught us to love our food and save our planet

    Max Van Biene | How COVID taught us to love our food and save our planet

    Did you know that Australians waste 126 kg of food per person every year?

    Food waste is one of the least discussed sources of greenhouse gases, but it is also a low hanging fruit - pun intended - to reduce our impact and help us change climate change.

    The Australian government set the target to cut food waste by half by 2030, hear from Max Van Biene about what is his company going to analyse, synthesize and try to solve this problem and learn what you can do to help, and also how this will help you save a lot of money. Max Van Biene is a sustainability strategist, corporate ESG advisor and for-purpose facilitator & coach.

    References (in order):

    SDG Target 12.3 on Food Loss and Waste – 2019 Progress Report (2019)

    WRI – Reducing Food Loss and Waste – Setting a Global Action Agenda (2019)

    https://www.environment.gov.au/protec...

    A Roadmap for reducing Australia’s food waste by half by 2030, Food Innovation Australia Limited (2019)

    Foodbank Hunger Report, Foodbank (2020)

    Citizen’s responses to the COVID-19 lockdown – Food purchasing, management and waste, WRAP (2020)

    What consumer-goods sales leaders must do to emerge stronger from the pandemic, McKinsey & Co (2020) https://www.adnews.com.au/news/austra...https://www.nielsen.com/au/en/insight...

    Having started his career as a strategist in the advertising industry, Max suffered an existential crisis and retrained in organisational sustainability. In his role as Head of Sustainability Strategy at Edge Environment Max works with organisations of all sizes to develop evidence-based roadmaps that minimise their negative environmental and social impact whilst driving purpose and delivering commercial returns.

    Max is currently leading the National Food Waste strategy to determine how Australia can meet the target of halving food waste by 2030. Max is also committee chair of the Sydney B-Corp network and chairs of ESG committee at a number of corporate and not-for-profit organisations.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

    Tim Noakesmith | Why eating Tortoise could save the planet

    Tim Noakesmith | Why eating Tortoise could save the planet

    How do we feed 10 billion people by 2050 without destroying the earth in the process? Tim Noakesmith presents a potential solution on curated meat – meat produced from cell samples I laboratories. In this provocative and innovative talk, Tim presents a fresh perspective on how to diminish CO2 emissions from our food system. If you like to see applied science to change our world in big ways, this talk is for you.

    Tim is a serial entrepreneur and design professional who was recently recognised in Forbes 30 under 30 list. In 2017 Tim became obsessed with using his human-centred design background to solve the world's most important problems, eventually realising that creating the food systems that will scale to meet an ever-growing population is one of the most important challenges we face as a human race, so he co-founded Vow, a food/biotechnology company focussed on feeding billions of people sustainably.

    Before launching Vow Tim was most recently the Global Human-Centred Design Lead for Cochlear, where he was responsible for untangling the complex needs of Cochlear Implant recipients, ensuring their insights were core to the organisation's strategy, all while working within tight regulatory medical-tech frameworks. He has held a number of Senior roles in User Experience Design, Service Design and Product Strategy spanning across a diverse range of industries and technologies.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

    Ziggy Marzinelli | Restoring is not enough - future-proofing our marine ecosystems

    Ziggy Marzinelli | Restoring is not enough - future-proofing our marine ecosystems

    How do we save ecosystems from environmental change? The answer lies in the invisible. In this thought-provoking talk, Dr. Ziggy Marzinelli explains how uncovering the microbial world is revolutionising our understanding of how marine ecosystems work and how to fix them into the future.

    Ezequiel “Ziggy” Marzinelli is a marine scientist and lecturer at The University of Sydney, where he leads a marine ecology and conservation research group. Ziggy’s research focuses on understanding the processes that generate, maintain and impact marine ecosystems. He uses this information to develop sensible, practical solutions to environmental problems, for example, via restoration of degraded habitats.

    Ziggy has done research in temperate, tropical and polar ecosystems around the world, and is passionate about teaching and communicating his research to the general public.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

    Ellie Moss | How can marketing help solve our climate crisis

    Ellie Moss | How can marketing help solve our climate crisis

    How do you harness the dark arts of marketing for good? With climate change still being such a polarising issue, is there a better way we can cut through and encourage more people to become climate advocates?

    In this marketing masterclass, Ellie Moss explains how understanding human motivators can help deliver relevant, targeted messages in a way in which they would change their behaviour towards more sustainable and eco-friendly practices.

    Done the right way, marketing has the power to encourage everyone to take positive action towards climate change. Ellie Moss is a professional contradiction: a marketer who is passionate about the environment, sustainability and being a positive force in the fight against climate change.

    In her role as Managing & Strategic Director at Focus Creative, Ellie applies marketing and communications strategy to coffee beans, home building and clean energy—often in the same week. Sustainability frameworks, green comms strategy, and environmental campaigns are what puts a spring in her step.

    As a child, Ellie took food packaging home from school to ensure it was recycled. That obsession never left her. Now she enjoys using the dark arts of marketing for good. Ellie is fascinated by human behaviour and the power of marketing communication to create behaviour change and, ultimately, save the planet.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

    Sophia Tremenheere | The feminist’s guide to stop the planet bleeding

    Sophia Tremenheere | The feminist’s guide to stop the planet bleeding

    #PlasticFreePeriods - It’s becoming an emerging trend.

    And for good reason. The average woman uses 12,000 sanitary products in her lifetime. However, with the majority being made of single-use plastic (and not recyclable), this means that appropriately 120kg ends up in the landfill, or even the ocean.

    Luckily, there has been a rise in innovative and sustainable period products lining our shop shelves. The perfect solution, right? Wrong. Breaking this taboo topic, Sophia Tremenheere explains the full impact that women’s periods are having not only on our one planet but also one body, and how we can really advocate for #PlasticFreePeriod, no matter our gender.

    Sophia is a coach, speaker, writer and women’s health and environmental advocate. As a Period and Women’s Coach and creator of the Perfect Your Period program, Sophia Tremenheere helps women experience happier, healthier periods but what she is most is passionate is guiding women to embrace their feminine energy and step into their power. Sophia is a coach, speaker, writer and women’s health and environmental advocate.

    As a Menstrual Cycle Mentor and Confidence Coach, Sophia helps women have happier, healthier periods. But what she is really passionate about is guiding women to embrace their feminine energy and step into their power. Thanks to Sophia’s mission to educate and empower as many women as possible when it comes to all things period- and hormone-related, this has led her to proactively address sustainable practices in women’s health.

    Originally from London, UK, Sophia has always had a large interest in reducing our environmental impact, including research into ethical fashion. It was, however, whilst travelling around Latin America and on her own healing journey that Sophia discovered the true impact to which society’s consumption was having upon climate change. She was shocked by the amount of single-use plastic polluting the ocean and beautiful landscape of the region.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

    Lottie Dalziel | The power of community in fighting climate change

    Lottie Dalziel | The power of community in fighting climate change

    How do you find support in your local community? Start by greeting your local barista, or your bus driver. Local communities can have a big impact on our fight against Climate Change.

    In this beautiful life story, Lottie Dalziel shares how her life has always been around creating communities for impact. In 2018 Lottie made a New Year’s resolution to drastically reduce her waste. It wasn’t until she started this resolution that she realised how hard it was not only to find environmentally-friendly products but also find credible information around waste.

    To date, Lottie has helped over 160,000 people reduce their waste and in doing so created a community amidst the bustle of city life, she believes that individuals have the power to create change and together we can all make a difference.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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