An all-day climate action TEDx event will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022, in Downtown Las Vegas. Representatives from Red Rock Audubon, Las Vegas Indian Center, and The Nature Conservancy are among the speakers scheduled to appear at “Succor the Southwest.” Workshops and activities will focus on composting, sustainable fashion, mending clothes so they can be reused, and a clothing swap for attendees. Poet Laureate Vogue Robinson will also lead a climate poetry workshop.
The event is free and open to the public. However, seating is limited and RSVP is strongly encouraged.
Speakers, performers, and workshop leaders scheduled to appear include:
- Mauricia Baca, State Director for Nevada Chapter of The Nature Conservancy
- Ciara Byrne, Founder of Green Our Planet and 2019 Obama Fellow
- Sarah Park, Youth Climate Activist, Sunrise Vegas Hub Coordinator
- Dr. Melissa Giovanni, Professor of Environmental Science at the College of Southern Nevada
- Alexa Aispuro-Loaiza, Digital Campaigns Manager for Chispa Nevada, League of Conservation Voters
- Cheyenne Kyle, Food Justice Activist, and Founder of The Obodo Collective
- Ashley Hemmers, Tribal Administrator for the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe
- Alex Harper, Ecologist, and Red Rock Audubon Board Member
- Vogue Robinson, Clark County Poet Laureate (2017-2019)
- Ms.AyeVee, Literary Artist and Founder of Beyond the Neon
The full speaker and performer lineup can be found at: www.tedxfremonteastdistrict.com/speakers
‘Succor the Southwest,’ is a locally organized event of TED Countdown, a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. TEDxFremontEastDistrict is hosting this TEDx event, which is focused on community solutions and actions people can take to address critical climate issues while keeping justice at the forefront. It will combine TED's signature blend of actionable and research-backed ideas, cutting-edge science, and moments of wonder and inspiration. Topics include:
- Energy: How can we switch to 100 percent clean power in an equitable way while preserving biodiversity and sacred land?
- Transportation: How can we upgrade and improve the way we move people and things while reducing greenhouse gasses?
- Materials: How can we re-imagine and re-make the materials used for clothing, buildings, and other industries to reduce harmful emissions and landfill waste?
- Food: How can we spark a worldwide shift to healthier and more resilient food systems while reducing hunger?
- Nature: How do we better protect and appreciate our limited natural resources, wildlife, and green spaces locally and globally?
The TED Countdown 2020 live broadcast has received over 15 million views to date. Since its launch, over 1,000 local TEDx Countdown events in 99 countries have been hosted around the world reaching over 100 million people through TED Talks, live events, and digital platforms.