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Elon Musk – CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX

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A more efficient wind energy — using sails

After 12 years with major financial institutions, Hassine Labaied is now the CEO of Energy Saphon, an emerging cleantech Tunisian start-up

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Sustainability | David Mitchell’s Soapbox

David Mitchell discusses sustainability, and whether or not there is a way of combating wastefulness and planned obsolescence. From tables to fuel, could a subscription fee perhaps be a viable solution?

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This is Your Brain on Comedy – Chris Bliss

Chris Bliss explores the inherent challenge of communication, and how comedy opens paths to new perspectives. Chris Bliss is a national headline comedian, with credits including the Tonight Show and the Late Show with David Letterman, as well as an … Continue reading

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Solve for X: Rob McGinnis on global water scarcity

Global water scarcity presents a grave challenge to continued human development and sustainability. The answer, however, is to use more water, not less. In order to do this, a dramatic technological breakthrough in desalination is necessary. This presentation describes the … Continue reading

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e2 Design – First Season Trailer

The e2 series introduces the inventive leaders and technologies driving sustainable practices in the buildings where we live, work, and play. e2 demonstrates that living in harmony with nature is not only a matter of progress; it’s a matter of … Continue reading

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Freeing energy from the grid – Justin Hall-Tipping

What would happen if we could generate power from our windowpanes? In this moving talk, entrepreneur Justin Hall-Tipping shows the materials that could make that possible, and how questioning our notion of ‘normal’ can lead to extraordinary breakthroughs.

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Thoughts on my bicycle

This is a film made for the NYC Bicycle Film Festival ’09 http://bicyclefilmfestival.com/. Kev Corbett http://kevcorbett.com/ wrote the fabulous score to go along with it.

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Creative houses from reclaimed stuff – Dan Phillips

In this funny and insightful talk from TEDxHouston, builder Dan Phillips tours us through a dozen homes he’s built in Texas using recycled and reclaimed materials in wildly creative ways. Brilliant, low-tech design details will refresh your own creative drive.

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180 Degrees South

Chris Malloy’s film strikes so deeply into the heart of Patagonia’s wilderness we come to feel at home there. 180° South: Conquerors of the Useless follows Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard … Continue reading

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