According to TEDx Talks: “Shawna Coronado is an author who campaigns for green lifestyle advocacy and social good. She is an on-camera spokesperson, blogger, columnist, keynote speaker, and environmental correspondent with over eighteen years of experience with sales, marketing, and public relations.”
“Educating community that one person can make a difference to build social good has become her passion. This can be seen in her personal efforts to grow community: she has a front lawn vegetable garden which has been featured on PBS TV, fed hundreds of people, and has garnered international attention. Shawna’s efforts to help her community by maintaining a behind-the-fence drought tolerant garden after the city she lives in fined her for that garden was featured on WGN TV News and nominated for an Emmy award.”
“Utilizing social media, Shawna spreads her powerful message by educating the online community on eco-travel, green-living tips, sustainable gardening, inexpensive cooking, home vegetable production, and techniques for every day homeowners to make a difference for their neighborhoods and cities.”
“Her goal with the blogs and online presence is to better the world through community involvement and simple green living.”
For those of you not familiar with TED Talks here is a brief summery from www.ted.com: “TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize”
“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. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)”
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