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TEDxDubbo - Ichsani Wheeler - The Good Carbon Story

Originally from Far North Queensland, Ichsani Wheeler is a young scientist as well as a mad keen gardener, lover of worms, fungi, and all lowly compostable things. With a succinct soft spot for home made aquaponics systems and soil that smells good enough to eat she has a long standing passion for agriculture, the environment and pragmatic approaches to the challenges of sustainability.After graduating from a Bachelor of Land and Water Science she worked as an environmental consultant to the design and development industries. Her project experience primarily focused on designing natural storm water treatment systems, waterway rehabilitation and urban design. Returning to take-up a PhD in 2009 examining soil carbon sequestration on farms she is committed to highlighting the importance of healthy, functioning soil as vital to a healthy, functioning society.TEDxDubbo focused attention on what we call FACETS -- Food, Agriculture, Climate, Energy, Topsoil and Sustainability. These FACETS are actually potent ideas shared by everyday people with an interest in these disciplines. In many of these topics there is an awareness campaign; the aim of bringing our community together united against catastrophic failures in our food-chain, environment and health. It is worth mentioning that we are also indebted to our natural systems for our economic wealth. Failures in Food, Agriculture, Climate, Energy, Topsoil and Sustainability are not just a local issue -- they are a global concern. 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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