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TEDxPittsburgh - Mark Dixon and Ben Evans - 50 in 500

Fifty states, one year, zero garbage—an environmental road trip of the United StatesCalled to action by a planet in crisis, three friends hit the road from Pittsburgh—with hope, humor, and all of their trash—to explore America (the good, bad, and weird) in search of innovators tackling humanity's greatest environmental challenges and created an award winning docu-comedy.Mark Dixon graduated from Stanford University in 1997. During a 10 year career in Silicon Valley, he discovered that our planet was struggling to accommodate so many humans and launched YERT(Your Environmental Road Trip) with his college buddy, and his buddy's understanding wife Julie, to address his concern.Ben Evans, Mark's college buddy from Stanford, had been performing in theatre, film, and television in New York and Los Angeles until he was able to merge his creative urges with his passion for environmental issues by joining with Mark on the year-long YERT adventure.
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