Continuing: Managing Director at Circle of Blue.
Since TEDxTVC: Received Rockefeller Foundation Centennial Innovation Award; Various presentations and keynotes; New in August 2016: Appointed to World Economic Forum Global Futures Council on Environment and Natural Resource Security.
Have continued to work with team of exceptional reporters to tell the most important story on the planet, the global freshwater crisis. Since TEDxTraverseCity, Circle of Blue has played a significant role in elevating water scarcity and polluted water to the top risk of greatest concern according to polling of experts in policy, geopolitical risk and environment.
TEDxTraverseCity offered a rare opportunity to challenge an engaged audience — in my hometown — and bring a piece of the world back to Michigan.
The mix of local and global perspectives excites the local community. I imagine the schools are involved — it would be very cool to have a local competition for students (or group) to earn an opportunity to speak. I’d love to hear young voices. (Remembering Sonia Shoup’s performance.)