It's the question of our generation: Can we find sustainable solutions for energy, water, food, stuff? In these TED talks, scientists and inventors offer visionary solutions for a greener future.

Video playlists about Sustainability

The end of oil?

13 talks • 3h 23m
It's the question of our generation: Can we find a sustainable alternative to oil? Scientists, inventors and activists present stern warnings and visionary solutions for the energy of tomorrow.

Sustainability by design

12 talks • 2h 09m
Humans are builders and creators—but how can we build thoughtfully, without waste? These talks explore sustainable design—both past and present—and its beautiful, inspiring results.

Earth, appreciated

12 talks • 3h 11m
Our planet is a wonder, a perfectly improbable incubator for life. It’s also in danger because of our indifference. Reflections on both those truths.

Talks about Sustainability

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Exclusive articles about Sustainability

The toxic footprint of our hospitals

In the daily rush to save lives, hospitals produce a surprising amount of toxic waste. One environmental advocate’s quest to detox the healthcare sector. When Gary Cohen runs do...

This plane? This plane can fly for 118 hours

Here’s a riddle for you: A plane flew for five days and nights, staying airborne for 118 hours. But it didn’t use a single drop of fuel. How? Because it’s solar-powered. Carryin...
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Weekday Vegetarian

by Graham Hill, with Alex Estes
A clever plan to improve your health and lighten your carbon footprint while still enjoying a juicy burger on weekends. Includes 20 recipes.
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