CLIMATE CAN’T WAIT
This highlights report is going to be rather long, just like the past two years were. Many of you have asked us many times what we were doing and all we ever hurriedly replied was: TEDxDanubia Countdown, because the climate cannot wait.
We, in fact, had to wait nearly two years to meet you in person, but the work before and after the conference never stopped and it will keep us busy in the future, too.
Plant a tree!
It's a popular sustainability idea that the best time to plant a tree in people’s lifetime was the moment of their birth, but the second best time is today. We would like to facilitate this with the help of Tree of Life Permaculture.
Our plan is to plant nearly 2,000 trees as part of their habitat restoration project in the 2nd district of Budapest. This way, we could keep going back afterwards to see how the saplings are growing. All you have to do is come along; we'll provide the tools, the saplings and the skilled hands. You will help, won't you? All you need to do is write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beyond Zero movie screening
To make real change, businesses must leave behind the legacy of Milton Friedman, who argued that companies have no responsibility other than to make a profit and must only focus on the interests of their shareholders. Fortunately, some people started thinking otherwise decades ago already. One of these pioneers, Ray Anderson and the story of Interface, the floor tile company he founded, has also been the subject of a film. How did a global billion dollar company in a hardly-green industry reduce its carbon footprint to zero? As we would like to keep the topics in the focus of the conference very much alive even after our highlight event at Vígszínház, we have organized a Hungarian screening of the film with the help of Erste Bank, where we will discuss the purpose of business, corporate responsibility and opportunities with the filmmakers and experienced entrepreneurs committed to sustainability.
Entry shall be free to both the screening and the discussion and open to the public, thanks to Erste Bank, and, of course, you are welcome, too. If you would like to come and join us there, please contact us: email@example.com
WHAT HAS HAPPENED SO FAR?
The activation program envisioned by TEDxDanubia and MVM called ‘Action Circles powered by MVM’ has been launched with the aim of providing a platform for those who want to take action. Individuals and groups who have applied can now share their steps and experiences with each other and participate as co-creators in the shaping of the spring conference.
A completely unique climate education initiative for high school students has also been successfully launched under the title ‘Future design program powered by MVM.’ In the framework of the Sci-fi future planning program created with the professional support of MVM, Blue Planet Climate Protection Foundation and the Hungarian Food Bank Association, youngsters and their mentors can work together on problems that threaten to critically impact our future.