This is a repeating eventjune 27, 2023 12:00 pm
Tuesdays With TED: Moving to Clean Energy
tue13jun12:00 pmtue1:00 pmTuesdays With TED: Moving to Clean EnergyOption of In-person at Trailside or Online via Zoom12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 4700 Dublin Ave., Midland, MI 48642
Moving to Clean Energy June 13 • 12-1 pm In-person at Trailside June 27 • 12-1 pm Online via Zoom/Dial-in The nonprofit TED, standing for Technology, Entertainment, Design, offers knowledge and
Moving to Clean Energy
June 13 • 12-1 pm
In-person at Trailside
June 27 • 12-1 pm
Online via Zoom/Dial-in
The nonprofit TED, standing for Technology, Entertainment, Design, offers knowledge and inspiration from the world’s foremost thinkers under the moniker “ideas worth spreading” free online. These talks give access to the world’s most inspiring voices, discussing a vast range of themes. Join educator Mike Trebilcock on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month during lunch to watch a TED talk (typically 10-20 minutes each) and participate in lively discussion about the ideas presented.
How much clean energy do we really need?
Climate author Solomon Goldstein-Rose thinks we need to do more than just replace fossil fuels, he explains in this compelling talk: we need to rapidly develop a new global system capable of producing 12 times the amount of clean electricity we generate today. He shares four reasons why we need that expansion and some intriguing ideas for how we can get there.
A faster way to get to a clean energy future
When it comes to cost, clean energy is bound to beat out fossil fuels, says technologist Ramez Naam. But the hesitancy to build amid the prevalence of “not in my backyard” campaigns is preventing the creation of our sustainable future. Naam outlines the changes we need to make to get out of our own way and create a stronger, more reliable renewable energy grid.
What happens to gas stations when the world goes electric?
When the world goes fully electric, what happens to the cars, tools and livelihoods that rely on fossil fuels? Civil engineer and environmental sociologist Emily Grubert visualizes what a clean energy future will look like, outlining the considerations everyone needs to undertake now as the critical, decades-long transition begins.
The untapped energy source that could power the planet
Deep beneath your feet is a molten ball of energy the same temperature as the surface of the sun — an immense clean energy source that could power the world thousands of times over, says technologist and climate activist Jamie C. Beard. How do we tap it? She lays out a surprising solution to harvest geothermal energy and get it to anywhere in the world.
Please note: TED is again concurrent with lunch. If you would like to get a meal the day of the program, please be sure to register for your meal by 9 am the day of the program or on the form below. Be sure to arrive prior to the program start time, by between 11:30 and 11:45 am to begin lunch.
Reserve your spot below or by calling 989-633-3700! Online registration is available up until 2 hours prior to the program start time. If you are attempting to register less than 2 hours prior, please call 989-633-3700 for assistance.
June TED: Moving to Clean Energy
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