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Theme: COUNTDOWN Regenerative Generation

This event occurred on
May 30, 2021
Arcata, California
United States

On May 30th, Environmental Studies, at Humboldt State University, will be hosting a student-produced, prerecorded, virtual gathering, COUNTDOWN: TEDxHumboldtStateUniversity with the theme Regenerative Generation.

TEDxHumboldtStateUniversity (TEDxHSU) faculty films will include How to Keep Your Cool on a Warming Planet by Dr. Sarah Jaquette Ray of Environmental Studies; Land Return; Reimagining Possibilities by Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy of Native American Studies; and Restorative Ocean Farming by Dr. Rick Zechman of Natural Resources and Sciences

The TEDxHSU talk, Restorative Ocean Farming, will also include Kendall Barbery of Greenwave, a non-profit organization that focuses on regenerative farming techniques for aquaculture. Along with these changemakers, an additional collaboration will include Environmental Studies student and compost director of the Waste Reduction Resource Awareness Program at HSU, Krissi Fiebig who will join Stephanie Alexandre of Alexandre’s Family Farm to talk about Regenerative Organic in their talk entitled, Climate Restoration’s Meal Ticket: It’s in the soil!

In addition, Humboldt County Supervisors, Mike Wilson and Steven Madrone will have a Climate Conversation where they will discuss environmental policy that is needed to address climate issues. Steven Madrone is a graduate of HSU in Watershed Management, and Natural Resources, and taught forestry and watershed classes at HSU. In addition, Mike Wilson holds a Masters of Science in Environmental Systems Engineering from HSU and serves on the California Coastal Commission, as well as on the board of directors for Redwood Coast Energy Authority. Other TEDxHSU talks and changemakers are as follows:

Zero Waste is No Joke, or Is it? Bi-cycling, Re-cycling, Up-cycling, and Bidets by Trish Riel, a graduate of Theatre Arts Production from HSU;
CO2 Utilization: why, why now, and how? By Dr. Volker Sick, Arthur F. Thurnau, Mechanical Engineering, DTE Energy Professor of Advanced Energy Research and Director, Global COo2 Initiative at the University of Michigan;

Protecting the Forests of the Pacific Northwest is Key for Climate Policy by Kimberly Baker, Executive Director of the Klamath Forest Alliance, and Public Land and Advocate at EPIC-the Environmental Protection Information Center;

The Worker Owned Economy: A Cooperative Approach to Environmental Justice by Tobin McKee of Worker Owned Humboldt, a project of Cooperation Humboldt;

This Fungi May Be Your New Best Friend by Levon Durr, owner of Fungaia Farm;

Sporting for Social Justice; what does Environmental Justice have in common with Sports? by Sivonnia DeBarros, Attorney at Law and Protector of Athletes;

Seeding a Better Future, Who Do We Plant for Anyway? by Tali Orad, Founder of;

Reviving Earth's Heartbeat Before It Flatlines by Romal Mitr, President of Earth-X;

Climate Justice, unwinding the Sorites Paradox by Aylin Salahifar, Co-founder of DIY Earthcycle;

TED’s COUNTDOWN speaker Tom Schuler, How We Could Make Carbon Negative Concrete.

We will be opening TEDxHumboldtStateUniversity with a previously recorded TEDx song by Lee Coulter and poetry by Gill Sotu in this moving message, Please Don't Look Away Anymore, followed with powerful poetry in Earthrise by Amanda Gorman, National Youth Poet Laureate.

TEDxHSU starts at 11am on May 30th. For more information and to attend, please follow this link and sign up

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A special thank you to the following:
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Environmental Studies Department
Division of Enrollment Management
Media Production Services
Native American Studies
Marketing and Communications
Department of Politics
Department of History
Environment and Community Program
Campus Center for Appropriate Technology
And the film students and speakers who created these videos for this virtual gathering.
An additional thanks to Deborah Ketelsen and Kylie Holub for their pre-broadcast work and Kylie who will edit these films and prepare them to be submitted post broadcast. Thank you!

TEDxHumboldtStateUniversity page here

Virtual Gathering
1 Harpst Street
Humboldt State University
Arcata, California, 95518
United States
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