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 WHAT IF IT ONLY TAKES A CONVERSATION?

WHAT CAN HAPPEN IF LEADERS WITH A SHARED PASSION COME TOGETHER? TO SHARE MEALS, EXPERIENCE MAJESTIC NATURAL BEAUTY, AND IMAGINE AN ABUNDANT FUTURE? A FUTURE IN WHICH MAJOR CHALLENGES FACING PEOPLE AND PLANET ARE RESOLVED. NOW, WHAT CAN HAPPEN IF THAT CONVERSATION IS SHARED WITH THE WORLD?

WE WONDERED. AND SO WE INVITED VISIONARIES TO TURTLE ISLAND FIJI, AN EXTRAORDINARY TROPICAL PARADISE, TO IMAGINE A WORLD POWERED BY 100% CLEAN ENERGY. JOIN US TO ACCELERATE POSITIVE CHANGE IN THE WORLD.

TURTLE TALKS: CLEAN ENERGY

100% Clean Energy Future Imagined by Clean Energy Leaders

Rick Thompson

President, Greentech Media

DAWN LIPPERT

Director, Energy Excelerator

Dan Morrell

Eco-entrepreneur

EMILEE PIERCE

VP Marketing, American Efficient

Leilani Münter

Race Car Driver & Eco-activist
Episode #12

March 30, 2016

What will be your legacy?

Often when you think about legacy, it is something that is left behind after a person has passed. In our final episode of Turtle Talks, we invite you to consider a different lens. We believe legacy is now, in the life you are leading, in every moment, every thought, every choice. Each of us has the opportunity and individual talents to make a difference in the world. We asked each of our guests how they are living a legacy to move us more rapidly towards a cleaner, more beautiful future.  Watch now

Monica Laurence

Creator and Host of Turtle Talks

A Close and Reflection from Creator Monica Laurence

Dear Friends,

Turtle Talks launched last year, on Earth Day 2015, and each month since then we’ve released a thought-provoking and hopefully inspiring conversation to imagine a world powered by 100% clean energy. A world where the beauty of our planet is preserved and protected, without fossil fuel extraction… Read more

 

Episode #11

January 20, 2015

What is the power of choice?

Our lives are made up of small choices. We decide what we wear, what we eat, what we think about, what we say, what we buy. Some choices we make with purpose, and others we often react without thinking. We frequently don’t realize that within every choice lies immense freedom and power – to exercise free will, to grow and change – and by harnessing the power of choice, we can change our destiny. In the context of how we consume energy, experts discuss how we can make wiser more sustainable choices to create a greener future. Watch now

Roz Savage

Ocean Rower, Eco Campaigner

Choosing a Green Future – One Stroke at a Time

A latecomer to the life of adventure, Roz Savage chronicles the hilarious and sometimes hair-raising choices she made to quit her job as a management consultant to become the first female ever to row three oceans. Since embarking on her first ocean in 2005, Roz has braved 20-foot waves, been capsized 3 times, and faced death by dehydration. Her ocean rowing adventures have become a platform to shed light on our planet’s environmental challenges. Listen now

 

Episode #10

December 16, 2015

Does humanity evolve?

We are at an exciting turning point in history. A new global climate agreement reached in Paris will see billions of dollars invested in renewable energy technology and innovation. As the era of fossil fuels comes to a rapid close and humans learn to harness clean energy, we are witnessing the next step in human evolution. Like the discovery and invention of fire, tools, medicine, electricity, etc., this innovation will fundamentally change the course of humanity. Join us as we envision a world of joy, in which humanity is in balance with our ecosystem, our planet, and our universe. Watch now

John Quigley

Aerial Artist, Activist

Collaborative art for the common good

On November 16, 2007 in Sydney Australia, hundreds of people witnessed one person transform into a thousand people into a giant whale. This was not the work of a magician but aerial artist, John Quigley. John’s work has touched thousands of people around the world from the Arctic frozen tundra to the Amazon forest. John shares how his unique mix of human installation, aerial photography and political activism brings together communities to create large-scale messages for the common good… Listen now

Episode #9

November 18, 2015

How do we transition to clean energy?

In a few weeks, world leaders will gather in Paris for the United Nations COP21 Summit, seeking to accelerate the world’s transition to a cleaner, more sustainable future. For the first time, the abundance of diverse renewable energy technologies holds promise of the opportunity and ability to chart our own path. Experts discuss the best strategies to bridge the gap between the reality of today and the future of tomorrowWatch now

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Robin Plaskoff Horton

Writer, Designer

Growing a green future

With 70% of the world’s population living in urban cities by 2050, we’re turning to innovative solutions from skyscraper greenhouses to underground farms to meet our ever growing needs. An expert on all things urban and green, Robin Horton tells us the story of urban gardens from the ground up: from seed to harvest to kitchen while serving it all up in sustainable style… Listen now

Episode #8

October 28, 2015

Is a 100% clean energy future possible?

The clean energy future is here and now. By 2040, renewable energy will likely make up two-thirds of all added energy capacity. Big businesses such as Nike, Proctor & Gamble, and Starbucks, and countries such as Denmark, Costa Rica, and Bhutan, are on their way to 100% renewable. Tune in as experts discuss what’s at the core of this exciting movement – technology & innovation. Watch now

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Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Indigenous Eco Activist

A conversation with Xiuhtezcatl

Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez is not your average 15 year old. On the frontlines of climate activism since he was six years old, Xiuhtezcatl is mobilizing thousands of youth across five continents in a youth-led climate movement. He shares how at a very young age and raised in Aztec tradition, he learned that all life is sacred and connected… Listen now

Episode #7

July 29, 2015

Does it matter how we create energy?

Energy is such an integral part of the way we live. Everything we do uses energy, that our relationship to it is not only important, it is how we define our lives. This week, our experts discuss how energy production affects us and how we must shift our mindset to save the irreversible and irretrievable beauty of our planet. Watch now

Shackleton Epic began development in 2008, when Alexandra Shackleton, granddaughter of Sir Ernest, approached Tim Jarvis with the idea of an expedition to honour one of the greatest leadership and survival stories of all time.

Tim Jarvis

Explorer

A conversation with Tim Jarvis

Tim Jarvis, environmental scientist and explorer, takes us on a journey to the planet’s remotest places. He shares with us what he’s seen over the course of his expeditions from the sheer majesty of polar bears in their natural habitat, to witnessing firsthand the melting of the ice caps in the Polar Regions… Listen now

Episode #6

July 15, 2015

Is money energy?

Pope Francis in his much anticipated encyclical last month blamed the global market economy for causing global warming: “Economic powers continue to justify the current global system where priority tends to be given to speculation and the pursuit of financial gain. As a result, whatever is fragile, like the environment, is defenseless before the interests of the deified market, which become the only rule.” This week, our experts discuss alternatives for a new economy to lead us to a just and sustainable future. Watch now

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Alnoor Ladha

Co-founder, The Rules

CAPITALISM IS JUST A STORY

Alnoor Ladha explains how climate change is not man-made, but actually capital-made: every dollar of wealth created heats up our planet because we have a fossil fuel extractives-based economy. He challenges us to question the current set of rules and visualize new rules for a world with a stronger economy, increased job creation, and greater sense of equality & community… Listen now

Episode #5

June 24, 2015

Why isn’t clean energy abundant?

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Let’s face it… change is hard. Yet, we know humanity is very good at adapting and utilizing new technologies. Take for example the internet. In just 20 years, the internet has completely transformed the way we live. There are now over 3 billion internet users on the planet. As we transition the energy system (one of the largest most complex systems in the world) to 100% clean energy, experts discuss some of the political, economic, and even psychological barriers to changing our behavior. Watch now

Sita Adhikari, Country Director for Empower Generation in Nepal

Sita Adhikari

Director, Empower Generation

SHEDDING LIGHT ON NEPAL’S ENERGY SITUATION

In April 2015, Nepal was struck by a massive earthquake and major aftershocks that have continued to cause death and injury. Sita Adhikari of Empower Generation shares how solar energy is playing a key role in the relief and recovery effort in Nepal… Listen now

Episode #4

May 20, 2015

What is clean energy?

Practically every facet of our lives is somehow plugged in and powered up. To meet our increasing demand for power, more extreme methods of fossil fuel extraction are required, producing contaminated water and other types of environmental degradation.  Instead, we can breathe fresh air by embracing innovative and “clean” ways to generate energy. We asked our experts about the best sources of clean energy. Watch now

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Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson

Professor, Stanford University

WHAT TYPES OF ENERGY ARE “CLEAN”?

In 2009, I reviewed different electric power and transportation technologies in light of those factors and in light of their impacts on wildlife, resource availability, thermal pollution, water chemical pollution, and nutrition. The top-ranked (cleanest) electric power solutions to global warming, air pollution, and energy security… Read more

Episode #3

May 13, 2015

What is energy?

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Energy is one of the most fundamental parts of our universe. Everything we do uses energy. During the day, energy from the sun gives us light. Energy lights our cities at night. Energy powers our cars, televisions, and gadgets. The food we eat gives us energy to work and play. Look out the window and everything that happens in nature, from lightning storms to the sprouting of a seed, requires energy. Join the conversation as we discuss how energy is generated and how we use it. Watch now

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Michel Gelobter
Climate Strategist

A CONVERSATION WITH MICHEL GELOBTER

I find that people are actually quite aware of their energy consumption patterns. 100 years ago, the average American spent 0% of their income on education and 2% of their income on transportation. Fast forward to 2000, when lower- and middle-class Americans spend 50% of their income on education and transportation… Read more

Episode #2

May 6, 2015

What’s exciting about a clean energy future?

In our first series, we tackle clean energy. We asked five leading thinkers and doers to imagine a future powered by 100% clean and renewable energy. They share what they’re most excited about and provide a glimpse into a better world filled with beauty, economic and technological advancements, and an overall improvement in the quality of life. What does a clean energy future look like to you? Watch now

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Daryl Hannah
Actress & Advocate

A CONVERSATION WITH DARYL HANNAH

Iconic actress Daryl Hannah joined Turtle Talks creator Monica Laurence on Turtle Island in Fiji on Earth Day 2015 to launch Turtle Talks. She shares with us her passion for a more ethical relationship among each other and the planet. Watch now

Episode #1

April 22, 2015

Can conversation change the world?

Turtle Talks aims to accelerate positive change through conversation. The Greeks long ago introduced the idea that intelligence is elevated when two or more people in dialogue discover reasoning and truths. In our first episode, Monica sits down with our experts to discuss how conversation is a powerful mechanism through which we explore new ideas and perspectives, achieve collective insight, and discover new opportunities. Join the global dialogue. Watch now

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Monica Laurence
Creator, Turtle Talks

COLLECTIVE WISDOM THROUGH CONVERSATION

Conversation. Simple and powerful. People coming together in twos, threes, and inviting more, gathering around tables, in communities, over meals, while playing sport. Such dialogue knits the fabric of life and it is in dialogue that we shape our worlds… Read more