I had a chance to appear in the Toronto Star last week (that’s me in the bottom right):
The Star has been running a piece on ‘Big Ideas.’ Past speakers from TEDxToronto were invited to choose one of the ‘top’ ideas and support the idea that they thought could have a significant impact on our city. I choose to support Adopt a bold food strategy. My justification for such was:
Transforming our food policy has the potential to reduce congestion on roads with less need to transport (food), lower cost of healthy food by building infrastructure, reduce waste, decrease health costs, lower hunger, increase food security, lower cost of living, lower the environmental impact of our food system, increase employment and enhance community. Every one of us needs to eat. By improving food policy we are improving the quality of life for every individual, and this is why it has my vote.
It was a lot of fun to be part of – especially since many of the people that I share the page with have become friends and people who inspire me greatly since speaking at TEDxToronto.
What would be your big idea to change your world?
A giant thanks to the TEDxToronto team for inviting me to be part of this!