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Design

Can you design a phone that’ll be used longer? A refrigerator that discourages food waste? Play the sustainability card gameCan you design a phone that’ll be used longer? A refrigerator that discourages food waste? Play the sustainability card game

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Leyla Acaroglu aims to make people think about how the choices they make on a daily basis affect the environment. And she aims to make thinking about this fun. In today’s TED Talk, Acaroglu turns her attention to four bits of “environmental folklore,” like the idea that it’s more environmentally sound to opt for the paper […]

Science

12 talks to watch this Earth Day12 talks to watch this Earth Day

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Planet Earth doesn’t exactly have a birthday. But every year on April 22, we celebrate Earth Day — the anniversary of the moment the environmental movement went mass. According to EarthDay.org, Earth Day was founded in 1970 by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, who called for a “national teach-in on the environment” after witnessing the terrible effects […]

Design

TEDxKraków’s ultimate green driving machineTEDxKraków’s ultimate green driving machine

Posted By Tedstaff

At TEDxKraków, participants had an unusual transportation option—a grass-covered van. Created to fit the theme “Secret Lives,” the idea for the van was dreamed up by Kasia Ogińska and was executed by Krystian Meresiński, Piotr Więckowski, Stéphane Perrin, Karolina Perrin, Karolina Bruszko, Konrad Kozakiewicz and a slew of volunteers who wanted to help — even by night and in the […]