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Global Intimacy: Learning to Love Your Planet (Pete Higgins TED talk)

Pete Higgins – Learning for Sustainability Scotland Director – is currently Professor of Outdoor and Environmental Education in the University of Edinburgh and is Dean in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. He is an advisor on environmental sustainability education to the Scottish Government, the UK Commission for UNESCO and other UK, European and international agencies.


In his TED talk, Pete discusses how addressing the biggest issue that has ever faced our species is a daunting prospect. When so many headlines seem to announce dangerous climate change, widespread biodiversity loss, and the impacts on our future and that of other species, it is easy to feel helpless and overwhelmed. Peter Higgins knows the importance of taking positive steps towards sustainable futures, and the significance of developing an intimate relationship with our planet.
Click HERE to watch Pete’s TED talk.