“The Time for Awareness Building is Over”.

“We’re here to amplify real and credible solutions.” Different to what TED has done before. The Time for Solutions is Now. An optimistic and inclusive dialogue; participatory. That is what our #TEDxCrannTreesforIreland conference is about, Thursday 29 April 2021.

Amplifying local solutions. Our community is an essential part of this mix. Our group has access to solutions worth sharing; in our networks we put forward those with solutions worth spreading. Content that initiates action. Our TED Circles, small groups together has had 5 sessions since the Countdown launch event in October.

The broader the mix, the better! “Low Lift” is a new term for me; we had such an event at the launch. In fact it was not even our official event because we wanted to record our own local, credible climate action experts.

So that is the story re; our upcoming TEDxCrannTreesforIreland event on Thursday, 29 April, 11.30. I am thinking we may launch the tickets on next Saturday, Earth Day.

Unbelievable as this may seem in the modern era, our email seems to have completely seized after the “Nationwide” broadcast and the deluge of good wishes. So we are not panicking here. It will all get sorted. We are focusing on putting out some great TEDxCrannTreesforIreland climate solution expert talks in the coming weeks. @PureClothing planted the last 1,000 trees for Tree Week yesterday and they made a film. We will get sorted by degrees, we can’t do any more bare root planting until the winter so there are no worries. Our ambitions are huge and as you know we prioritise public space for planting, the reasons are obvious. We aim to delight, if you are not on our list so far we will look at adding you for the coming seasons. In the meantime you can support local nurseries. Between now and Science Week in November our tree planting will be largely ceremonial and given the Level 5 restrictions that will not be too common so check out our “Irish Tree Trail” film series on the Tree Council website, cut your carbon however you can and share your good ideas and we’ll chat when things are up and running!

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