Session: Exponential Earth Day - an inclusive initiative to return to our roots, build bridges between old & new, and maximize the impact of individual action
This talk is your invitation to use technology for good. Exponential Earth Day is an experiment designed to challenge us to work with each other rather than work around each other.
In 1970, the modern Earth Day seed was planted. It has grown into the largest secular observance in the world with more than a billion people around the globe taking action to change human behavior and advocate for global, national and local policy changes.
50 years later, technology has changed the way we connect to each other, share information and meet our basic needs. The industrial revolution caused the population to grow exponentially and now requires an equally exponential growth in emotional intelligence.
Daily life as a human must change. Solutions have been found worldwide. It is up to us as individuals to adopt these solutions and apply them within our communities. Now is the time to grow together - to get comfortable with change and help each other stay positive during this unprecedented period of life on Earth.
Join the fun! Learn about the 17 UN Sustainability Goals and how to connect them with your personal and professional adventures. If you’re up for a challenge, learn by doing and apply what you learn to your own unique Earth Day event. Takeaway some best practices and a support system ready to encourage you as you discover how to bring your ideas to life.
- Brief history of modern Earth Day
- Lessons learned from technology used in the environmental movement
- Framework for creating a collaborative Earth Day event in your local community
- How to align your actions with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and connect with others who share your interests
- How to join the Exponential Earth Day initiative to build momentum as we shift from human to kind
Amy Forando is a computer engineer by trade and musician by heart. Originally an oboe and tennis player, Amy studied music, computer engineering and business at Lehigh University.
In 2016, at a mental health breaking point, she turned inward to reconnect with her unique wisdom and a personal goal to amplify care for the earth. She currently lives in Albany, NY with her partner Josh and three fur babies - Beetle, Bailey and Meep.
She works as a software engineer at UL and performs locally with her band - Daughters of the Revolution.