How we can curb climate change by spending two percent more on everything | Jens Burchardt

How we can curb climate change by spending tw...

Would you pay two percent more for the carbon-neutral version of the products you buy and use every day? In this innovative talk, climate pathfinder Jens Burchardt walks us through the costs and considerations of producing planet-friendly products -- from creation to purchase -- and explains why curbing climate change doesn't have to break the bank. It's an inspiring demonstration of how the barriers to a greener world may not be as insurmountable as we think.

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11min 13sec
How does an astronaut prepare physically and mentally to launch into space? NASA astronaut Megan McArthur, who will take part in the SpaceX Crew-2 mission later this month, shares stellar life lessons ...
4 myths and misunderstandings about doing business in Africa | Nomava Zanazo
13min 18sec
Business in Africa is booming -- but international companies are missing out, says emerging markets expert Nomava Zanazo. Rushing in without knowing their customers, businesses underestimate Africans ...
The giant leaps in language technology -- and who's left behind | Kalika Bali
16min 29sec
Thousands of languages thrive across the globe, yet modern speech technology -- with all of its benefits -- supports just over a hundred. Computational linguist Kalika Bali dreams of a day when techno ...
The material that could change the world ... for a third time | TED-Ed
5min 49sec
Today roads, sidewalks, bridges and skyscrapers are made of a material called concrete. There's three tons of it for every person on earth. It's also played a surprisingly large role in rising global ...
Mantua Townshi‪p‬ | Far Flung with Saleem Reshamwala
36min 21sec
With each step, you slide 400,000 years back in time. Where are you? Behind a hardware store in New Jersey -- which also happens to be a massive prehistoric graveyard. The only thing that can save it ...
How to welcome surprise and mystery into your post-pandemic life | Esther Perel
16min 35sec
How do you effectively regulate stress? Therapist Esther Perel discusses the importance of creating routines, rituals and boundaries to deal with pandemic-related loss and uncertainty -- both at home ...
US politics isn't broken. It's fixed | Katherine M. Gehl
17min 43sec
The "broken" US political system is actually working exactly as designed, says business leader and activist Katherine Gehl. Examining the system through a nonpartisan lens, she makes the case for voti ...
The exploitation of US college athletes | Tim Nevius
11min 9sec
Colleges and universities in the US make billions of dollars each year from sports, compromising the health and education of athletes -- who are disproportionately Black -- in the name of money, power ...
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21min 46sec
ZigZag, a business podcast about being human, returns with The ZigZag Project: six steps (and episodes) to help you map out a path that aligns your personal values with your professional ambitions. In ...
An honest history of an ancient and "nasty" word | Kate Lister
18min 33sec
With candor and cunning, sex historian Kate Lister chronicles the curious journey of an ancient, honest word with innocent origins and a now-scandalous connotation in this uproarious love letter to et ...
Language around gender and identity evolves (and always has) | Archie Crowley
13min 51sec
Dictionaries and grammar "rules" don't have the final word on language -- and believing they do can harm more than help, especially for the trans community. Sociolinguist Archie Crowley deconstructs t ...
The future of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy | Rick Doblin
16min 44sec
Could psychedelics help us heal from trauma and mental illnesses? Researcher Rick Doblin has spent the past three decades investigating this question, and the results are promising. In this fascinatin ...
Why winning doesn't always equal success | Valorie Kondos Field
15min 56sec
Valorie Kondos Field knows a lot about winning. As the longtime coach of the UCLA women's gymnastics team, she won championship after championship and has been widely acclaimed for her leadership. In ...
What science taught me about being a Muslim drag quee‪n‬ | TEDx SHORTS
5min 59sec
For a long time, Amrou Al-Kadhi struggled to negotiate the intersections between their queer and Islamic heritage. These identities felt completely polarized, as if their identity were founded on a te ...
An election system that puts voters (not politicians) first | Amber McReynolds
11min 2sec
From hours-long lines and limited polling locations to confusing and discriminatory registration policies, why is it so hard to vote in the US? Voting rights expert Amber McReynolds offers a proven al ...
Why I photograph the quiet moments of grief and loss | Caroline Catlin
13min 49sec
The only thing as powerful as our grief is the love we have for those we've lost, says photographer Caroline Catlin. In this meditation on the intersection of life and death, Catlin shares how her per ...
Possible futures from the intersection of nature, tech and society | Natsai Audrey Chieza
9min 22sec
Biodesigner Natsai Audrey Chieza prototypes the future, imagining a world where people and nature can thrive together. In this wildly imaginative talk, she shares the vision behind her innovation lab, ...
The innovations we need to avoid a climate disaster | Bill Gates
47min 1sec
The single most important thing for avoiding a climate disaster is cutting carbon pollution from the current 51 billion tons per year to zero, says philanthropist and technologist Bill Gates. Introduc ...
The Power of Spaces | TED Radio Hour
12min 29sec
How do spaces shape the human experience? In what ways do our rooms, homes and buildings give us meaning and purpose? In this segment, architect Michael Murphy joins host Manoush Zomorodi to explore t ...
Online learning could change academia -- for good | Tyler Dewitt
14min 40sec
Higher education remains rooted in rigid, traditional structures and tracks -- and it's at risk of getting left behind in favor of expanded access, greater flexibility and tailored learning. Educator ...
How to have constructive conversations | Julia Dhar
11min 33sec
"We need to figure out how we go into conversations not looking for the victory, but the progress," says world debate champion Julia Dhar. In this practical talk, she shares three essential features o ...
How synthetic biology can improve our health, food and materials | Emily Leproust
12min 24sec
What if we could use biology to restore our balance with nature without giving up modern creature comforts? Advocating for a new kind of environmentalism, scientist and entrepreneur Emily Leproust ret ...
What if mental health workers responded to emergency calls? | Leslie Herod
10min 5sec
When you report an emergency in the US, police, firefighters or paramedics answer the call. What if mental health professionals responded, too? Colorado State Representative Leslie Herod shares a stra ...
How to challenge conventional wisdom -- and change any industry | How to Be a Better Human
28min 6sec
Do you think Hollywood needs to change? How about your own industry? It's difficult to get decision makers to step outside of the tried-and-true and attempt something new. In this episode, host Chris ...
4 lessons the pandemic taught us about work, life and balance | Patty McCord
9min 7sec
The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we work for good. Can it also change it for the better? Consultant Patty McCord reviews four key insights employers and employees alike gleaned from their shift t ...
What is deep tech? A look at how it could shape the future | Antoine Gourévitch
11min 51sec
How do companies like SpaceX make sudden breakthroughs on decades-old challenges? Emerging tech expert Antoine Gourévitch explains how deep tech -- a new approach to innovation that merges science, en ...
Love, sorrow and the emotions that power climate action | Knut Ivar Bjørlykhaug
13min 21sec
Picture your favorite place in nature. How would you feel if it disappeared tomorrow? In this love letter to the planet, social worker and environmental activist Knut Ivar Bjørlykhaug invites us to co ...
The myth of bringing your full, authentic self to work | Jodi-Ann Burey
16min 31sec
Calls for authenticity at work ask for passionate people with diverse, fresh perspectives who challenge old ways of thinking. But too often workplace culture fails to support the authenticity of profe ...
Should we cry at work? | TED Business
24min 29sec
Feelings are complicated. And even more so at work. We like to believe the ultimate professional is stoic, but what important information do we miss when we disregard our emotions on the job? In this ...
Climate change is our reality. Here's how we're taking action | Al Gore, Gloria Kasang Bulus, Nana Firman, Ximena Loría and Tim Guinee
8min 7sec
With the Climate Reality Project, Al Gore is helping mold future leaders to build the movement for climate survival and social justice from the ground up. He introduces us to four of the Project's gra ...
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