In the two years we organized TEDxAmsterdam, we have gotten a lot of reactions of people in the TED community who want to contribute. Listening to ideas is inspiring, but real ideas incite action. To support the inspirational speakers of TEDxAmsterdam we have changed TED’s motto ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’ to ‘Ideas Worth Doing’. TEDxAmsterdam has considered all ideas and explored the possibility of a mentor and process manager for each idea. Together with a lot of volunteers and the TEDx community we are working towards a presentation of the progress at the TEDxAmsterdam stage on November 25th 2011.
We proudly present the five Ideas Worth Doing of 2011:
The Winddrinker changes brackish or salt water into drinking water with the use of reverse osmosis and wind energy. One Winddrinker machine can provide 5000 people with drinking water. A local entrepreneur operates the Winddrinker and takes care of w
TEDxBaghdad is a prestigious project that helps Iraq to become a centre of knowledge and optimism once again, and allows Iraqi talents to develop and gain international recognition. TEDxBaghdad is organized by Yahay Abdali, an Iraqi refugee locate
Peter Westerveld developed a method to make desertified areas green and fertile again for both people and animals, called contour-trenching. This proven technique is an integral solution for the enormous problems of deforestation, erosion, desertif
One sea container ship emits more CO2 than all Dutch cars together. 80% of all goods are shipped overseas. Reduction of fuel consumption in sea transport will substantially contribute to reduction of the global CO2 emissions. Wind instead of fuel and
During TEDxChange in 2010 Consolata Ndayishimiye (head of the Chamber of Commerce in Burundi) and Leanne Bogers met each other and had an instant click. Consolata was looking for help to find the Burundi diaspora and attract business to get t