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TEDxSingapore - Michael Totten - Let us build a more sustainable future

Michael Totten is Chief Advisor at Conservation International and is committed to living a sustainable lifestyle, conscientiously making sure that everything he does has a positive ecological impact. He doesn't just walk the walk, though -- he talks the talk! Michael's passion is to share information with everyone he meets about what they can do to curb climate change, promote the wellbeing of ecosystems and make our Earth a healthier, more vibrant place. He's convinced captains of industry and rock 'n' roll stars alike to reduce or offset their carbon emissions. Over the years Michael has done everything from promoting energy efficiency initiatives in developing countries to drafting groundbreaking climate change legislation in his efforts to improve the effects human societies have on nature. Michael has worked with's Climate and Energy team, focusing on a portfolio of multiple-benefit solutions that achieve climate protection and preventing species extinction while promoting healthy, sustainable economies. He is currently focused on scaling this portfolio strategy through web collaboration innovation networks.About TEDxSingaporeTEDxSingapore celebrated its 3rd anniversary by curating our 15th idea event since our launch on 15 April 2009: "Inspiring Ideas To The Max" celebrated our human spirit and potential. Our innate drive has propelled us to heights of truly amazing and inspiring human endeavours, achievements and imaginations. How will we continue to strive to better ourselves, to maximise our fullest potential as individuals, as a people and as a species? Watch more talks and see photos from this event here: TEDxSingapore brings people together to seek a deeper understanding of ourselves and our world, and to inspire ideas and action for a better future for us all. Founded in April 2009, we are 100% Community-Created. Express your passion and inspiration with us, visit us at www.TEDxSingapore.sgAbout TEDxIn 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.
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