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TEDxHilo - Richard-Ha - Kuokoa Freedom From Fossil Fuel

Richard Ha and his wife operate Hamakua Springs Country Farms, a 600-acre hydroponic farm on the Big Island's Hamakua coast. Richard is Vice President of the Hawai'i Island Economic Development Board and sits on the Board of Advisors for both the Keaholoa STEM program and the University of Hawai'i's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. An advocate for Hawai'i farmers, self-sufficiency in terms of renewable energy and the islands' food security.In this TEDxHilo Talk, Richard outlines a Geothermal strategy any island or nation could adopt to reduce their dependency on fossil fuel. Richard does an incredible job of helping anyone understand the need and opportunity for Geothermal energy.About 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.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations.)About TEDxHiloHawai?i Island has a wealth of knowledge. Our rich Hawaiian culture blankets our remote living laboratory in aloha and we live in natural resource abundance. Our ancient history of navigators, farmers and cultural art is unique to our planet. Our diversity and pioneering spirit transcend Earth's normal evolutionary path. We move forward with lokahi and aloha in an effort to help create a global model of sustainability and abundance.TEDxHilo 2012 theme:"Helping to Create a Global Model of Sustainability and Abundance on Hawai?i Island."To get involved in TEDxHilo please visit:
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