An Evening of TED Countdown Climate Talks
Hosted and moderated by TEDxLosGatos curator Susan von Konsky and Nick McCreary, Director of Sustainability Creighton, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

A Free Virtual Event
October 15, 2020

Featuring new pre-recorded TED talks on climate and group discussion.

We look forward to seeing you on October 15!

Our partner, Santa Clara University tUrn, has great climate talks all week, October 12 – 17, that are open to the public and free, so check out more about their programming on the tUrn website!

For the full scoop on TED’s Countdown initiative go to the Countdown website. You can watch a whole day of Climate TED talks on YouTube or come to our event on October 15 where we will focus on a few key TED talks and enjoy deep conversations within our local community about how we can make a better future for all.

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Kristin Kusanovich, Lead, tUrn, University-Wide Climate Awareness in Action at Santa Clara University, Senior Lecturer Theatre and Dance

Land & People Acknowledgement
Bryce Ferguson, Program Team, Creighton University Sustainability, Creighton Political Science/Environmental Studies Student

Emcee and Moderator Introductions
Emily Pachoud, Program Team, tUrn Research Intern, Santa Clara University Environmental Studies Student

Introduction to TEDx Countdown
Chris Anderson, Head of TED and Lindsay Levine, Entrepreneur,  Activist

Main Program

Three Decades of Activism
Severn Cullis-Suzuki, Environmental Educator

How Do Our Commitments Stack Up?
Climate Action Tracker (Animated Film Short)

Why Is 1.5 Such a Big Deal?
Narrated by Kristen Bell (Animated Film Short)

If Black Lives Matter, We Need to Act on Climate Change
David Lammy, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom

Climate and Cities
Angel Hsu, Climate and Data Scientist

Nick McCreary, Director, Office of Sustainability, Creighton University
Susan von Konsky, Advisory Council tUrn, Organizer, TEDxLosGatos

Moving Through Action
His Holiness Pope Francis, Bishop of Rome

Wrap Up and Thank You

(Photo by Kunal Shinde on Unsplash.)

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