On October 22, TEDxFremontEastDistrict will host a free, all-day event focused on actions people can take to address climate issues in an equitable manner. The event "Succor the Southwest" is locally organized event of TED Countdown, a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. Since launch, Countdown has reached over 100 million people through Talks, live events and digital platforms and facilitated 1,021 locally hosted TEDx Countdown events in 99 countries.
The event in downtown Las Vegas is called "Succor the Southwest. Inspirational climate speakers, performers, and sponsors can participate by applying at www.tedxfremonteastdistrict.com.
- 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 event is free and open to the public, however, seating is limited and RSVP is strongly encouraged. Speakers and performers will have the opportunity to be featured on the official TED YouTube and TED website following the event.
Confirmed speakers and performers include Ray Delahanty of CityNerd sharing his talk “Living Car-Free in Vegas and Other Questionable Life Choices,” poet Ms. AyeVee, performing “Desert Flowers,” Carmen Gonzales a board member of the Las Vegas Indian Center, and Jennifer Inaba, a Climate Reality Project leader, and mentor.
Additional speakers and performers will be announced in early October.
Cassie Snow, organizer for TEDxFremontEastDistrict and Chair of Climate Reality Project Las Vegas chapter said, “I’m extremely proud to be a part of the Las Vegas community that is home to so many passionate advocates for our planet and public health who continually strive to build a better future for all. This is the perfect opportunity to bring the voices of our community to the global stage.”