TEDxYouth@SanDiego is meant to be an event and experience designed by kids for kids â€“ a place to spread big ideas and to dream of new possibilities. Â Held at theÂ Canyon Crest Academy Proscenium Theater,Â Village Centre Loop in San Diego, CA,Â visionaryÂ speakers were on stage live this morning at 8:30 am PST.
“We are called to be architects of the future” — Buckminster Fuller
Inspired by this quote from the legendary architect known for his forward-thinking earth-sheltered buildings, the TEDxYouth@SanDiego team themed the 2012 event “Architects of the Future.”
The promoters stated “weâ€™ll showcase architects of the future from San Diego and across the globe — people pushing the boundaries of their endeavors â€“ science, art, technology, environment, humanity and beyond â€“ those who have imagined something new and taken action to bring it to life. Â We look forward to hosting 400 San Diego high school students and sharing this incredible experience to the youth of the world via our event-day live video stream. Â Our youth are the true Architects of the Future and we look forward to imagining, dreaming and doing together!”
Many inspiring people shared their ideas today, but I wanted to point out one of our own – the very affable Jim Mumford, CLP, GRP of GreenScaped Buildings and Good Earth Plant Company. Â His working title isÂ â€œLiving Architecture â€“ where life on earthâ€™s essential building block, plants, and the future of our cities grow together.â€
This is what TEDxYouth@SanDiegoÂ has to say about him:
Jim Mumford is a San Diego resident who began his career by founding Good Earth Plant & Flower Company. In March 2009, Mumford launched GreenScaped Buildings specializing in green roofs, living walls, bio-filtration and rainwater harvesting systems. Due to his innovative approach and pioneering efforts in the plantscaping industry, Jim has earned respect from colleagues as a recognized, award-winning industry leader and speaker. A certified landscape professional, accredited contractor and accredited green roof professional, his extensive experience, education and training in the plantscaping industry enable him to share his experience and talent with a diverse local and national client base. As a result of his dedication, he was awarded â€œEntrepreneur of the Year 2007,â€ San Diego Magazine named him an â€œEco-Warriorâ€ in April of 2010 and The San Diego Daily Transcript cites him as one of 2012â€™s â€œTop Influentials.â€ ~Â TEDxYouth@SanDiego
Although the live event is over, you can still watch Jim’s nine-minute talk. Â Better yet, if he get can get 15,000 views between the live feed and the video, it gets considered for National TED! Â See it below – Jim is on from about 02:52:10 through 03:02:02:
What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxYouth@SanDiego, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxYouth@SanDiego event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. Learn more at http://www.ted.com/tedx
Congratulations, Jim, and I hope you get to present your ideas soon onÂ National TED!
Happy greening ~ Linda V.