Watch these 7 TED Talks on Sustainable and Renewable Energy –

How do alternative energy sources help reverse global warming?

“Our population and our use of the finite resources of planet Earth are growing exponentially, along with our technical ability to change the environment for good or ill.” Stephen Hawking

Ted Talk Earth Environment

7 TED talks that will inspire you to action

1. Robert Swan: Let’s save the last pristine continent

“The Greatest Threat to Our Planet Is the Belief That Someone Else Will Save It” – Robert Swan

In this TED talk – Robert Swan shares how 2041 will be a pivotal year for our planet Earth – this will be the end of a 50-year agreement to keep Antartica, the Earth’s last pristine place, free of exploitation.

2. Paul Gilding: The Earth is full

“It takes a good crisis to get us going. When we feel fear and we fear loss we are capable of quite extraordinary things.” – Paul Gilding 

Did we use up all of our resources? Has Earth run out of livable space? In this TED talk, Paul Gilding suggests that we have – and talks about the devastating consequences.  This talk is both terrifying and hopeful.

3. Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss

“We as a culture are forgetting that we are actually natural organisms and that we have this very, very deep connection and contact with nature. You can’t divorce civilization from nature – we totally depend on it.” – James Balog

This TED talk contains  new image sequences from photographer James Balog of the Extreme Ice Survey, time-lapse recording of our glaciers receding at an alarming rate – the most visual evidence of climate change.

4. Vicki Arroyo Let’s prepare for our new climate

“This study underscores the need to take swift, meaningful actions at home and abroad to address climate change.” – Vicki Arroyo

Let’s set aside politics – Scientific data shows that climate change is happening and that it is measurable. In this TED Talk, Vicki Arroyo tells us it is time to prepare our homes and our cities for this change – prepare for increased risk of flooding, drought, and uncertainty.

5. Donald Sadoway The missing link to renewable energy

“We need to think about the problem differently. We need to think big. We need to think cheap.” – Donald Sadoway

What is the missing link in renewable energy? Storage – we need the power to use the sun’s energy even when the sun is not out, even when the wind is not blowing. In this TED Talk, Donald Sadoway shows the future of large-scale batteries to store renewable energy.

6. James Hansen Why I must speak out about climate change

“The climate dice are now loaded. Some seasons still will be cooler than the long-term average, but the perceptive person should notice that the frequency of unusually warm extremes is increasing. It is the extremes that have the most impact on people and other life on the planet.” – James Hansen

James Hansen – a top climate scientist, shares with us a story of his own involvement in the science and debate over global warming.

7. Catherine Mohr The tradeoffs of building green

“I’m a geek. I’m an organic food-eating, carbon footprint-minimizing, robotic surgery geek.” – Catherine Mohr

This is a short and funny TED talk – packed with data. In this talk, Catherine Mohr explains how she built her own green energy house – showing us the real energy numbers and not the hype.

By day, Rachelle, working mother of two, serves as an education advocate and career advisor for MassEdCO. By night, Rachelle provided career consulting and works to promote green energy. When Rachelle is not writing her blog, advising her students, or coaching her clients, she enjoys camping and going to the theater with her two children.









About Rachelle Lappinen

​Rachelle Lappinen is a Career and Academic Consultant and a Green Energy Ambassador. Currently, Rachelle serves as an education advocate for MassEdco working with high school students on college and career navigation. Rachelle also consults working with MIT on a research program, researching the effects of long-term unemployment on the middle class and developing best practices to help this population. Rachelle has worked at Mount Wachusett Community College, the YWCA and Becker College as a Career Development Counselor. Before becoming entering the field of workforce development, Rachelle spent over 10 years working as an insurance underwriter. Throughout her coaching and volunteer experiences, Rachelle has been noted for her determination and persistence to help those in need of career guidance. As a volunteer, Rachelle is actively involved with the non-profit organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club of Leominster and Fitchburg and the Center for Women and Enterprises. Prior to entering the coaching world, Rachelle was a senior group insurance underwriter for Unum, and sales representative for Prudential Financial. She actively involved with the Career Counselors Consortium and is a member of the Career Resource Rachelle M. Lappinen, MBA, GCDF, CPRW
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2 Responses to Watch these 7 TED Talks on Sustainable and Renewable Energy –

  1. health4earth says:

    Reblogged this on Health4Earth and commented:
    There is a lot here, but these are excellent.

  2. James Taylor says:

    ‪Climate Change‬‬‬‬‬ is real and most of the world is experiencing this we need to take major steps to control it.

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