Explore the future of sustainability!

TED features thought leaders from around the globe. Here are some of our favorite TED Talks about sustainability that we think proves it’s sill an amazing world! From algae being used as a sustainable energy source to a positive look at population growth, the future looks bright.

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Abundance is Our Future!

16 minutes

[ Conservation & Sustainability ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

It's easy to concede that the world is going to hell in a handbasket, but the data shows the opposite! Here's the CEO of the X-Prize foundation to clue us in on where we are headed and why!
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Sustainable Energy from Algae and Much More!

17 minutes

[ Conservation & Sustainability ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

As we argue about the future of our fuel sources, we may be swimming right past the answer! Algae can produce Sustainable Energy and much more!
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Omniprocessor: Tap Water from Our Toilets?

15 minutes

[ Conservation & Sustainability ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Have you heard about a brilliant innovation - the Omniprocessor - that may change the lives of billions of people, in fact all of us eventually? This is "the challenge of progress" at it's messy best!
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Humanizing What’s Under the Surface

15 minutes

[ Conservation & Sustainability ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

It can be difficult to feel a connection to something when it isn't a part of your day to day life. But what if it could be? There are people throughout the world creating ways for us to have a closer look at what's happening under the water, so here's two of them. Artist, Katrina Fuller, will bring the ocean to us, while innovator, David Lang, brings us into those waters!
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Litterati: Connecting Us All and Changing Paradigms!

8 minutes

[ Conservation & Sustainability ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Have you heard of the amazing social media project that can eliminate litter from our planet? It's bringing together ordinary people, brands, governments and the power of big data--all with a novel artistic magnetism!
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A Positive Perspective on Population Growth

18 minutes

[ Conservation & Sustainability ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Fascinating - maybe positive - math on the subject of population growth!
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Innovators to the End: Mushroom Burial Suits!

12 minutes

[ Conservation & Sustainability ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Ingenious people are always the ones dragging culture forward. It is time to start innovating when it comes to death. How about a mushroom burial suit!
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What if Trash Pick-Up Was Annual?

23 minutes

[ Conservation & Sustainability ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

What if you could save money, time, your conscience, and fit your entire year's worth of trash in a mason jar? This is surprisingly very do-able!
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Bye Bye Plastic Bags

12 minutes

[ Conservation & Sustainability ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

All over the world, plastic bags are becoming a major source of pollution. So, how do you solve a problem this big? You put two driven and passionate teenage sisters on the case. Here is their story...
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