Saturday, November 6, 2010

TEDx Great Pacific Garbage Patch Conference - Livestream All Day

As promised, here is the livestream of today's TEDx Great Pacific Garbage Patch conference taking place in Santa Monica, California. This important conversation, running from 8:30a-6:00p PST, features some of the biggest leaders drawing awareness to the global plastic pollution crisis. Scroll down below to check out the agenda.

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8:30 am – Welcome to TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch

  • Daniella Russo: Plastic Pollution is Global, Massive and Urgent
  • Amy Novogratz: The Mission Blue Connection

9:00 am – Morning Session: Reporting The Problem
Topic 1: Plastic Pollution and Ocean Health
  • Capt. Charles Moore: Ten Years Later, the Gyre is All Around Us
  • Dianna Cohen TED Video
  • Anna Cummins and Marcus Ericsen: Five Gyres
  • Chris Malloy: Plastic Everywhere
  • Fabien Cousteau: Ocean Animals and Plastic Pollution
  • Ben Lear: Music
Topic 2: Plastic Pollution Around The Globe
  • Bharati Chaturvedi: Not Just the Ocean – A Report from India
  • David Wernery: In the Desert – A Report from the United Arab Emirates
Topic 3: Plastic Pollution and Environmental Justice
  • Van Jones: Environmental Justice
  • Suja Lowenthal: The Growing Costs of Collection and Disposal
  • Monica Wilson: Waste, Justice and Livelihoods
  • Victoria Sloan Jordan: Poetry
Topic 4: Plastic Pollution and Public Health
  • Arlene Blum: Plastic Pollution in Our Homes
  • Ken Cook: Plastic Pollution in Our Bodies
  • Jeanne Rizzo: The Breast Cancer Connection
  • Stacy Malkan: Plastics Industry Makeover
Topic 5: The Real Problem: Our Attitude
  • JD Russo: Awareness is Not Enough
  • Chris Jordan: We Must Be The Change
Lunch Break
1:30 pm – Afternoon Session: Exploring The Solutions
  • Fernando Pullum Jazz Band: Music
  • Charlotte Weir Addresses The Audience
Topic 6: Building Awareness and Outreach; Leading by example
  • Lila Roo: Dance Performance
  • David de Rothschild: Tackling our Nature Deficiency Disorder
  • Beth Terry: My Plastic-Free Life
  • Jordan Howard: Organizing for Change
  • Ed Begley, Jr: Living a Sustainable Life
Topic 7: Getting Business on Board
  • Andy Behar: Engaging Business Through Shareholders
  • Andy Keller: Business and Industry – Part of the Solution
Topic 8: Policy Initiatives That Work
  • Lisa Boyle: Global Initiatives
  • H.E. John Dramani Mahama: Ghana – a success story
  • Dr. Rose Mukankomeje: Rwanda’s ban on plastic
Topic 9: Investing In the Future: Science, Research and Technology
  • Aimee Christensen: Design for the Future
  • Patrick Kenney: Stopping The Flow of Toxic Plastic
  • Ferris Thompson: Innovation Through Entrepreneurship
  • Ellyn Maybe: poetry
4:00 pm – Break
5:00 pm – Four Global Challenges
  • Inara George: Music
  • Erica Williams: To Individuals and Businesses
  • Wallace “J” Nichols: To Manufacturers
  • Leslie Tamminen: To Policy-makers and Political Leaders
  • H. E. Stuart Beck: To Plastic Industry
5:45 pm – Sylvia Earle: The Time for Change Has Arrived
  • Jackson Browne: Music
6:00 pm – Adjourn

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