TED talks are my absolute favorite form of edutainment, so when I was invited to speak at a Los Angeles Fred Talk in December, I was one happy Brazilian!
FRED is based on TED…and the similarity in names is no coinkidink! FRED is a TED with Friends. And good food. And sometimes some dogs that you can pet.
Since the event took place on 12.12.12, an important date for those following the Mayan Calendar events, I spoke about “Music for the End Days of the Mayan Calendar.” In a room full of 100+ new Friends, I offered everyone a chance to support the “end days” of greed, and download music as thanks for their (non-tax deductible) contributions to crowdfund the renewal of a rainforest.
We raised enough to plant 20 trees that night.
Or if you’d like to contribute seed funds toward creation of a native seed bank, please visit our ECO Floresta project with the EarthWays Foundation. Those donations are tax deductible.
To hear the 9 minute FredTalk, just click on the picture above or use this link.
We’re so close to our milestone of giving 5,000 trees – only 240 trees to go! With your help spreading the word, we can make the mark in time for planting this rainy season.
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