Traditional Chinese medicine and harmony of the planet: Lixin Huang at TEDxWWF

About TEDx, x = independently organized event 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) Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which is composed of plants and animals, originated in China 3,000 years ago. While a crucial part of Chinese culture, the demand for Chinese medicinal materials has risen both in China as well as in international markets. China’s economic growth has allowed Chinese consumers with high purchasing power to seek Chinese herbal medicine and other natural health products. The interest in using Chinese herbal medicine for wellness, medical treatments and longevity by people in other parts of the world has created new markets for TCM products. The development of TCM depends on natural resources so medicinal wildlife resource conservation is a precondition of sustainable use and continuation of TCM. Unfortunately, medicinal natural resources have declined rapidly, with Chinese manufacturing companies searching for large quantities of supplies inside and outside China to produce old-brand products and to develop new products for profit. The overuse of resources has caused a number of both animal and plant species to become extinct. The conflict between demand and supply is a big challenge for the development of traditional Chinese medicine and biodiversity conservation. In her presentation, Lixin will address how the TCM profession views these challenges and addresses them to promote healthy people and a healthy planet? She also discusses strategies that can be developed to bring TCM and conservation communities together to work with a shared vision to protect our one and only planet.

 

A Video well worth watching!

https://auntielive.wordpress.com/2019/10/16/george-monbiot-capitalism-is-destroying-our-living-plant-and-life-support-systems/

‘‘If everyone pursues private luxury there is simply not enough resources to meet everyone’s needs. If we try to obtain public luxury then we create space and support for everyone’ ‘You have to leave as much on earth at the end of your time on earth as there was at the beginning’ This talks delves into areas around capitalism, life support systems, new models of democracy, citizen assembly, non party politics, proportional representation, referendums, flat pack democracy and alternatives to capitalism. LOVE IT TV – thinking outside the box. Please share our video and help others to live more naturally on the planet.’

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Bob Dylan / Keith Richards / Ron Wood – Blowin’ In The Wind (Live Aid 1985)

Bob Dylan, Keith Richards and Ron Wood performing at Live Aid in front of 100,000 people in the John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia USA on the 13th July, 1985. The event was organised by Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for the Ethiopian famine disaster. Broadcast across the world via one of the largest satellite link-ups of all time, the concerts were seen by around 40% of the global population.

My Back Pages” Bob Dylan / the best version you’ve ever heard.

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Mar 16, 2017

350 is building a future that’s just, prosperous, equitable and safe from the effects of climate change.

https://350.org/about/

We are bold, creative and strategic

The climate crisis is immense – we must be daring and courageous in response. We embrace new experiments and solutions, recognizing that this crisis requires new ways of solving problems.


#2:

We Work for Justice

The fight against climate change is a fight for justice. People all over the world are feeling the impacts, but the people suffering the most are the ones who have done the least to cause the problem.

The work we do — and the ways we do it — has to address that injustice. That means listening to the communities who are getting hit the hardest, amplifying the voices that are being silenced, and following the leadership of the people on the frontlines of the crisis.


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We Care for and Trust One Another

We take care of ourselves and our communities, honor one another in our non-violent approach to this work, and share that spirit and learning with others.

No one has all the answers, so we value the experience and knowledge of our partners and our communities. That’s why we listen to our communities and our allies to learn and evolve together.


#4:

We are Stronger When We Collaborate

Climate change is not just an environmental issue, or a social justice issue, or an economic issue — it’s all of those things at once. The only way we will be strong enough to put pressure on governments and stand up to the fossil fuel industry is if we all work together.

That means bringing people together and building diverse coalitions — from students, to labor unions, human rights and social justice groups; from marginalized communities and faith groups, to universities, business owners and all those who believe in the need for transformational change.


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We are Transparent and Accountable

To ensure the integrity of our work, we strive to be transparent and open, while respecting everyone’s right to privacy and ensuring people’s safety.

We are accountable to each other, to the people and groups we collaborate with, and to those impacted by our work. We strive to honor the relationships we build with each other.

The Day the World Came Together

On 24 October, people in 181 countries came together to speak with one voice on the most urgent issue of our times: the climate crisis. Through http://www.350.org, people in every corner of the planet coordinated the most widespread day of environmental action in the planet’s history. At over 5200 events around the world, people gathered to call for strong action and bold leadership on the climate crisis. By the days end, it was clear: people of all kinds in just about every place on earth are calling for a fair, ambitious, and binding global climate treaty. Thanks to our friends at http://mightypics.tv and http://citizenglobal.com for production and hosting.

The 7 secrets of the greatest speakers in history | Richard Greene

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. “Never give a “Speech”, says Richard Greene. In this masterful talk, he explains how the great speakers in history use 7 secrets and how we can all become a great speaker by following these secrets and by not just giving a “speech” but rather creating “conversations” from the heart. Richard has dedicated himself to creating new paradigms in Public Speaking, Politics, and even our understanding of God Called “The Master of Charisma” by The Sunday Times, Richard quit his law practice to coach Presidents, Prime Ministers, Senators, Governors, CEOs, Royalty and celebrities in 44 countries. Chief Judge on TLC’s “The Messengers”, Author, “Words That Shook The World: 100 Years of Unforgettable Speeches and Events”. Richard Studied Political Science in The US and UK, ran for Congress in 1992, advises countless political leaders, hosted “Hollywood CLOUT”, a live “Hollywood Meets Politics” talk show on Air America Radio for 3 years, blogs for The Huffington Post, created the non-partisan, celebrity driven “Choose YOUR America” campaign and “The 2014 Midterm Election ‘Answer-Thon'” to increase political engagement in America. http://www.richardgreene.org/