Enthusiasm = Energy, and endless resourcefulness ~

I recently attended the TEDx event in Traverse City. Say it fast:  tedxTC.  It was…ecstasy.  Great new ideas, great new people….  Here’s my ‘talk of the day’:

Steve Ritz of the Green Bronx Machine Project, NYC, NY.

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Green Bronx Machine People

Watch this video and you will pick up the vibe…Steve Ritz talks about his Green-Bronx-Machine…his efforts to green up the Bronx:  feeding kids great healthy green food, training a work-force to build vertical green walls and green roofs.  His efforts are awesome and everyone should know about him.  Take a few and see him here…. It is SO worth it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VW-3KOWSmtQ

Steve’s enthusiasm is contagious.  It makes everyone feel more empowered and capable.  You start looking around yourself to see ‘what can I do’ to make it a better place.  To make children shine, to make the world more sustainable.

One example from Wikipedia

I really want to see his green growing vertical walls — everywhere!

This goes back to an earlier post I had about innovation.  The point is always – how do we innovate around us to create the world we want to inhabit?  How creative are we?  How much MORE can we create?  Lots more —

My favorite point, Steve Ritz asks:

“Is the glass half empty, or half full?”

(Well, I am proud to say, I knew the answer….)

ENTIRELY FULL.   (Count the air.)

 

http://greenbronxmachine.weebly.com/index.html

For more info on the TC TEDx events and plans for next year – http://tedxtraversecity.com/    See you there!

 

About Alexis Wittman

Artist and Designer. Gallery in Charlevoix, Michigan, USA Architectural Engineer/Designer owner of Architectural Research + Design. AR+D provides research on facility design, architectural process, product design, owner's representation and project management. Design services available for large institutional design, as well as a specialty in green building techniques and services. Work includes both passive and active solar, straw-bale and rammed earth systems as well as evolving technologies. I am also a Christian Science Practitioner. Visit my blog at www.godislivingme.com You may follow this link for a Paypal donation. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=alexiswittmandesigns@gmail.com&lc=US&item_name=Alexis Wittman, C.S.&currency_code=USD&bn=PP-DonationsBF:btn_donateCC_LG.gif:NonHosted
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