About Andy




English, French

TED Conferences

TED2016, TED2015, TED2013, TED2012, TEDGlobal 2011, TED2011, TEDGlobal 2010, TED2010, TEDGlobal 2009, TED2009, TED2008, TED2007, TED2006, TEDGlobal 2005

An idea worth spreading

Do the Green Thing is the not-for-profit Creativity vs Cimate Change initiative that inspires people to lead a greener life. With the help of brilliant videos and inspiring stories from creative people and community members around the world, Green Thing uses great creativity to re-frame sustainable living as smart, sexy, fashionable and fun and something worthwhile on its own terms. Join people from 208 countries/territories doing their green things and making a difference.

I'm passionate about

Green things, digital things (including Internet of Things things), family things, Spurs (Tottenham), music and my Gibson ES330 - not necessarily in that order.

Talk to me about

Green things, digital things (including Internet of Things), Tottenham Hotspur, The Clash, Robert Johnson, guitars, bands, brands, and anything you feel particularly passionate about...

People don't know I'm good at

...playing the guitar solo from "Another Girl, Another Planet" (almost).

My TED story

Went to TED Global in 2005, was blown away, kept coming back.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

Andy Hobsbawm
Posted almost 6 years ago
Andy Hobsbawm: Do the green thing
Hmmm, Mr. Douglas - by your criteria the only people not involved in the capitalist system who'd be allowed to fight against climate change would be NGOs? (In truth, there's no such thing as 'clean money' really if you want to audit properly who's involved in what, and where things come from). Green Thing is trying to turn the powerful creative energy used to cast consumer spells for unsustainable living into a creative force inspiring people to lead greener lives instead. That's a bad thing? Happy to talk about this offline if you're interested in discussing with an open mind vs ranting. Drop me a line on andy@dothegreenthing.com. Thanks.