Episode 6 - Sea Level Rise
In a year marking the 10th anniversary of TEDxSantaBarbara, the conference is looking to honor another significant marker in our community – the 50th anniversary of the modern environmental movement. Santa Barbara is the birthplace of world change, including the concept of Earth Day that began in 1970. In honor of this movement, we are making a focused effort to lift up current environmental issues and climate activism and provide more opportunities to meet with experts to start conversations that will lead to local action.
In this episode of Behind the Scenes, TEDxSantaBarbara Executive Producer Mark Sylvester talks to Dr. Andy Brooks of the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and UC Natural Reserve System at UC Santa Barbara. They talk about the upcoming March TEDxSantaBarbaraSalon Sea Level Rising: The Local Socio-Economic Impacts and the April TEDxSantaBarbaraAdventure at the Carpinteria Salt March, part of the UC Natural Reserve System.
Both events will have several world-class experts to answer questions and guide the conversations. The first two events are the result of a partnership with the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and UC Natural Reserve System at UC Santa Barbara to bring relevant local research topics to the TEDxSantaBarbara community. The Bren School’s mission is to solve environmental problems and train the next generation of environmental leaders. Learn more at bren.ucsb.edu. UCSB’s seven Natural Reserves are living laboratories for scientific research, education, and public outreach. Learn more at nrs.ucsb.edu. The first two events are thematically paired to look at the issue of sea level rising from several points of view.