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TEDxBled - Johanny Arilexis Perez - From Simple Ideas to Big Transformations

TEDxBled took place on 18 March 2012 in Bled, Slovenia under the theme of Inspire.Change.ImpactJohanny Perez, Dominican Republic - "From simple ideas to big transformations"Johanny Perez is Vice President of the International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research - Baden W?rttemberg (IAHR-BW) and is a Master student of the WASTE program: "Air Quality Control, Solid Waste and Waste Water Process Engineering" at Universit?t Stuttgart in Germany. A young activist, passionate about environment conservation, sustainability, and climate change issues, Johanny comes from the Dominican Republic, a country of the major Antilles of the Caribbean region.In 2009, Johanny developed an internship at the University of Florida, in the department of agriculture and biological engineering. From 2009 to 2010, Johanny served as Youth Advisory Board member of Challenge:Future, and currently, is an active member. In 2010, she was selected among the Caribbean Climate Champions -- Climate Generation Program of the British Council, leading a project on sustainable urban agriculture; at the same year, her graduation project was a joint winner of The Sustainability Laboratories Prize at EARTH University.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)
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