EcoFest Niagara’s TED Talks

Suzanne Lee giving a TED Talk on "grow your own clothes"

Suzanne Lee giving a TED Talk on “grow your own clothes”

For the first time, Niagara Escarpment Views will have a table at EcoFest Niagara. Here’s some more info about it:

Greening Niagara invites the Niagara community to join them on November 30th, from 9 am to 3 pm, for the 5th annual Eco Fest Niagara event. The event will be held at the Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln Street, Welland and will prominently feature eco-themed TED Talks. A Ted Talk is a conference that brings together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. The central idea of this seminar is to spread ideas, and more specifically ideas related to environmental sustainability in the Niagara region.
“We have received a lot of positive feedback from the announcement that this year’s Eco Fest will feature eco-themed TED Talks. I think that a lot of youth are drawn to these types of seminars, because they are brief, informative, and very interesting” says Jane Hanlon, Executive Director of Greening Niagara. “We hope that the inclusion of TED Talks to our Eco Fest event will entice the youth of Niagara to attend, and become inspired in doing their part to green the Niagara Region.”
The seminar will feature over 10 speakers, with topics ranging from climate change to seed storing. Suzanne Lee’s seminar, entitled, “Grow Your Own Clothes” is among the most anticipated TED Talks of the day. In her presentation, she shares her experiments in growing a kambucha-based material that can be used as fabric, or vegetable leather, to make clothing.
Greening Niagara (formerly Climate Action Niagara) is a non-profit environmental organization that provides eco-education and actions on issues relating to climate change to improve resilience in Niagara. http://www.climateactionniagara.com

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