Homelessness | Amanda Ridgway | TEDxComoxValley

This talk translates our society’s increasingly global conscience to understanding the challenges of homelessness and realizing the innovative community problem solving making a difference in communities across the nation. Amanda sees our acceptance of homelessness as a pathology of our disconnection with ourselves, each other and our planet. Amanda presents a vision of community where everyone is at home.

Family Balance – What goes in goes…where? | Nick Ward | TEDxComoxValley

Diligently taking out the recycling every week, Nick and his family got to wondering just how much stuff flows though their household. Placing a set of scales at the front door, they measured groceries in and garbage out for a while, and developed some interesting perspectives about how we do, and don’t, think about what we use each day. Every little helps…or does it?

TEDxComoxValley April 2011 – Emily Spiller

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations).
A hint of Imogen Heap-meets-Zap Mama with a splash of Feist, Emily Spiller blends jazz & blues with layered harmonies over vocal percussion, traveling the globe as a one woman show. Armed with a loop machine, laptop and microphone she creates on stage.