A library where you can check out seeds

At the Butte County Library in Chico, California, there is a seed section. This is the Chico Seed Lending Library (CSLL), a collection of seeds donated from gardens and farms around the region. At CSLL, advanced and burgeoning gardeners can [...]

TEDxSpotlights takes a look at critical health issues from 2016 — and how to tackle them in 2017

How do we protect populations from the Zika virus? Protect the mental health of Syrian parents raising children in war zones and refugee camps? Clean air that makes breathing a health hazard? For our latest TEDxSpotlights series — TEDxSpotlights>Critical Issues  [...]

How to protect New Zealand’s native birds? DIY tech

New Zealand is currently on a mission to protect their birds from predators. “Rats, possums and stoats kill 25 million of our native birds every year,” the nation’s Prime Minister John Key said in a statement this July, “and prey [...]

A friendship formed through TEDx — from Taiwan to Syria

In March 2015, twenty-five students at Yarmouk Private University (YPU) in Damascus, Syria organized TEDxYPU, an event designed to bring a sense of hope and community to a city in the midst of civil war. The organizers of the event [...]

Playgrounds made out of found materials

Ruganzu Bruno didn’t expect to build playgrounds as an art student in Kampala, Uganda; he just wanted to be the next Picasso. But once he saw children playing on one of his sculptures, he realized that is maybe what he [...]

TEDxSpotlights takes a look at how design can help global health

Some of the world’s most pressing issues are related to quotidian routines in life a lot of us take for granted. For many people around the world, lack of access to basic medical laboratory testing, missing education about normal body [...]