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TEDxHornstull - John Higson - Sustainable Empowerment Platforms

John Higson, Social entrepreneur, founder of Bondens marknad, Street och 100hus Former branding consultant that got tired of creating added value for products that lack true value. John is convinced that our most wasted natural resource(s) are the citizens of this planet, the vast majority that feel disenfranchised from key decision making processes. John has created a number of prize-winning empowerment platforms where customers meet and cooperate with small scale producers or suppliers of sustainable or creative products. In 2000 he started with Bondens egen Marknad, Sweden's first farmers market and the world's first branded one. This was followed by STREET 2004 an award winning meeting place, market and restaurant for creators and artists in Stockholm. John is presently involved in creating Sweden's first consumer owned eco-farm -- Dr?mg?rden, a community arts and environment technology project -- 100Hus, building Sweden's first environmental technology caf? restaurant and conference site, organizing Sweden's first Community Planning event and developing inner city property together with local inhabitants and artists -- Wasted Space. Read more at Filmed by Yann Caffa and Hanna Samlin. Edited by Andreas Sidkvist ABOUT TEDx 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.
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