• Addy Zugaro

The countdown to countdown

Another Friday, another TEDxBlog!


Hello readers, and welcome back. Today, I want to highlight TEDxOhioStateUniversity’s upcoming event! Recently, TED created Countdown, a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action. We will be hosting our own Countdown event in order to bring these ideas to light here at Ohio State. The event is all about learning how we can reduce our impact on climate change, and it will take place this Monday, November 8th! We will host two speakers and an activity with the aim to discuss ideas to build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 in the race to a zero-carbon world – a world that is safer, cleaner and fairer for everyone.This event will take place in the Busch Valor Room with doors opening at 7:15 and the event starting at 7:30.


TEDxOhioStateUniversitySalon members have been hard at work coaching the two amazing speakers we will be hosting at the Countdown event! Here is some more information about our speakers, you’ll have to come to the event to hear their inspiring ideas about climate change and what we can do to take action.

Dr. Joe Campbell is a Lecturer in The Ohio State University’s School of Environment and Natural Resources and Director of the Environmental Professionals Network. His interdisciplinary research, teaching and professional focus is on the balance between community development and natural resource management. He served as a 2016-2017 United States Fulbright Scholar at the University of Dodoma, Tanzania (UDOM) where he taught undergraduate and graduate-level courses in rural sociology and development. He has conducted research across the U.S. on behalf of multiple federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, the Office of Surface Mining, AmeriCorps*VISTA, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland as well as civil society groups including OSU Extension, American Society of Agronomy, and the Kettering Foundation.

Rafael Quijada Landaverde is a Graduate Associate and doctoral candidate in the Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership program at The Ohio State University. At his Ph.D. program, Rafael’s research is looking to identify and disseminate farming innovations that will help accelerate eliminating extreme poverty in developing countries. In addition, Rafael’s research aims to resolve contemporary issues of agriculture, including climate change, food and nutritional insecurity, and water scarcity.

We hope to see you at our Countdown event! It’s sure to be a good time and it’s a great opportunity to learn more about what is going on in the world of climate change and what we can do to help.

As always, you can find more info about Countdown and our organization on our website and social media pages. And with that, thanks for reading and have a great weekend! TEDxOhioStateUniversity hopes to see you on Monday :)



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