Drawing For The Earth

We are now in a climate emergency

Live drawing for different causes is something I love to do, and drawing for the environment is no different. Live reporting in drawings of events can bring attention to an issue on social media, and serve to pull viewers into the discussion. Recently I did just that for a TEDx Event hosting the International Society of Sustainability Professionals. Trisha Bauman, Vice President of the ISSP Governing Board and TEDx-ISSP co-organizer, invited me to participate. Trisha is a friend and was my brilliant coach for my TED talk. It was an honor to be able to work with her again.

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is the world’s leading association for professionals in sustainability. ISSP’s mission is to empower professionals advancing environmental and social sustainability. TEDxISSP was organized as one of many Countdown events held globally since the initiative was launched by TED and Future Stewards last October 2020.

TEDxISSP, a Countdown event, featured the expertise and insights of six honorees from ISSP’s Sustainability Hall of Fame: Bob Willard, John Elkington, Mathis Wackernagel, Susan Burns, Hazel Henderson, and Joel Makower.

This event was wondeful and as a newcomer to the organized world of sustainability, I learned so much in the two hour program as I live drew. It brought together ISSP sustainability professionals from around the world to discuss solutions to the climate crisis and to turn ideas into action.

Trisha Bauman, Vice President of the ISSP Governing Board and Denise DeLuca, Secretary, ISSP Governing Board were co-organizers of the event.

Visual journalist/writer for New Yorker, New York Times, CBS News, CNN. TED, SXSW speaker. Looking to change world w humor. lizadonnelly.com

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