EPISODES:
A reality check on renewables – David MacKay A simple and smart way to fix climate change | Dan Miller | TEDxOrangeCoast Alisa Miller: The news about the news Climate Change Is Simple – David Roberts Remix – NORSK TEKST Climate Change Is Simple – David Roberts Remix Change the Rules of the Game: Gunter Pauli at TEDxMaastricht How bad is it really? Nuclear technology — facts and feelings: Sunniva Rose at TEDxOslo 2013 How the oceans can clean themselves: Boyan Slat at TEDxDelft Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our landscapes Renewable Energy: Is the Future in Nuclear?: Gordon Aubrecht at TEDxColumbus Research and do it yourself | Britta Riley | TEDxManhattan Soil carbon — Putting carbon back where it belongs — In the Earth | Tony Lovell | TEDxDubbo Take a street and build a community: Shani Graham at TEDxPerth How We Showed the Oceans Could Clean Themselves – Boyan Slat on The Ocean Cleanup The reality of climate change | David Puttnam | TEDxDublin Why I don’t care about ‘Climate Change’ | David Saddington | TEDxTeen Thorium: Kirk Sorensen at TEDxYYC Tim Jackson: An economic reality check What if climate change is real? | Katharine Hayhoe | TEDxTexasTechUniversity Why we can’t shop our way to a better economy: Stacy Mitchell at TEDxDirigo Al Gore: The Case for Optimism on Climate Change (TED 2016) The Story of More: Richard Heinberg at TEDxSonomaCounty How fear of nuclear power is hurting the environment | Michael Shellenberger How We Can Make the World a Better Place by 2030 | Michael Green | TED Talks Why the only future worth building includes everyone | Pope Francis Planetary Initiation‏: Daniel Pinchbeck at TEDxSanMigueldeAllende Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming | Nick Hanauer Banned TED Talk: Nick Hanauer “Rich people don’t create jobs” Bananas in heaven | Yuval Noah Harari | TEDxJaffa A New Story of the People: Charles Eisenstein at TEDxWhitechapel TEDxNewHaven – Charles Eisenstein – The Gift of Happiness A climate solution where all sides can win | Ted Halstead Why the Rich are Getting Richer | Robert Kiyosaki | TEDxUCSD Can Art change the World? | Zena El Khalil | TEDxHyderabad TED – Bhutan’s Gross Domestic Happiness and environmental initiatives TEDxHalifax – Silver Donald Cameron – Bhutan: The Pursuit of Gross National Happiness What Matters in Bhutan: Siok Sian Pek-Dorji at TEDxThimphu What if the common good was the goal of the economy? | Christian Felber | TEDxVienna Zero Waste is not recycling more, but less | Bea Johnson | TEDxMünster How fear of nuclear power is hurting the environment | Michael Shellenberger TEDxEQCHCH – Helena Norberg-Hodge – The Economics of Happiness The silent drama of photography | Sebastião Salgado A young inventor’s plan to recycle Styrofoam | Ashton Cofer How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change | Allan Savory Rachel Armstrong — Creating carbon negative architecture This country isn’t just carbon neutral — it’s carbon negative | Tshering Tobgay

How the oceans can clean themselves: Boyan Slat at TEDxDelft

18-year-old Boyan Slat combines environmentalism, entrepreneurism and technology to tackle global issues of sustainability. After diving in Greece, and coming across more plastic bags than fish, he wondered; “why can’t we clean this up?”

While still being on secondary school, he then decided to dedicate half a year of research to understand plastic pollution and the problems associated with cleaning it up.
This ultimately led to his passive clean-up concept, which he presented at TEDxDelft 2012.
Working to prove the feasibility of his concept, Boyan Slat currently gives lead to a team of approximately 50 people, and temporarily quit his Aerospace Engineering study to completely focus his efforts on The Ocean Cleanup.

The progress of The Ocean Cleanup can be followed through www.theoceancleanup.com, www.facebook.com/TheOceanCleanup, as well as www.twitter.com/TheOceanCleanup.
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