Celebrating five years of ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’, TEDxCapeTown will this weekend partner with Greenpop, Reliance Compost and Sunshine Cinema at the Rocking the Daisies Festival in an activation themed ‘Plant, Pulse, Plate’.
The organisation’s vision is to “extend the reach of the annual live recorded TEDx talks” and grow its audience by partnering with key festivals to showcase relevant TED and TEDx talks. The tenth annual Rocking The Daisies (RTD) festival this coming weekend at Cloof Wine Estate in Darling, 1-4 October, has brought the idea to fruition.
The annual RTD music festival boosts a strong eco/social component and its mission is to “aim to host a premier music and lifestyle festival in an environmentally and socially responsible manner under the motto of play hard, tread lightly”. In the last five years, RTD has won several eco relevant awards for its efforts and each year a comprehensive eco audit is conducted by an independent organisation. More details via the RTD website.
TEDxCapeTown has partnered with Greenpop, a social enterprise that hosts the Green Village and Hemp Stage at RTD. Greenpop’s mission is to (re)connect people with our planet and each other. They plant trees and have fun while doing it. This environmentally focused activation has been made possible through collaboration with Reliance Compost, that produces certified organic compost that adheres to global standards; and Sunshine Cinema, a mobile, solar-powered cinema that screens short films and hosts facilitated workshops to address social and environmental challenges in rural communities.
On Saturday and Sunday, festival goers can look forward to a carefully curated selection of TEDx talks mixed with a line-up of live speakers representing Greenpop, Reliance Compost, Hemporium and 100in1dayCapeTown.
The lineup is:
Saturday, 3 October: PLANT, PLATE
- Sonia Couto : Is herbal medicine still relevant in the 21st century?’
- Eddie Redelinghuys (Reliance Compost): ‘Soil is the limit, not the sky’
- Tony Budden (Hemporium): ‘Hemp for a greener future’
- Kaspar Paur: ‘The long braai to freedom – or why you have 3 great opportunities per day to make the world a better place’
- Jill Farrant: Resurrecting Food Security for Africa
- Braam Malherbe: Do One Thing #DOT
- The Dagga Couple: Ordinary Criminals
- Britta Riley: A Garden in My Apartment
- Mark Bittman: What’s Wrong with What We Eat
- Tristram Stuart: The Global Food Waste Scandal
- Pam Warhurst: How We Can Eat Our Landscapes
- Jamie Oliver: Teach Every Child About Food
Sunday, 4 October: PULSE
- Craig Charnock: ‘Linguistic Seeds of a New Cultural Consciousness’
- Didi Ntsie (100in1dayCapeTown): How do we bring back the same leave no traces philosophy & lifestyle back to our homes?”
- Lauren O’Donnell (Greenpop): What is the POP in Greenpop?
- Kyle Louw: Roses, Violets, Preconceptions…Poetry
- Adriana Marais: Watch This Space
- Shannon Hope: The Irrationality of Beliefs
- Derek Sivers: How to Start a Movement
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