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3 TED Talks to Get You Fired Up About Living the Green Life

TED Talks are awesome, but we really love the ones about sustainability.

No one can deny that a great TED Talk can be inspiring. They're one of those pieces of entertainment that you can stream during your lunch hour to get that jolt of, "hey, I can do anything" shooting through your veins and propel you through the rest of the day. If you need some advice on which TED Talks to queue up next, we've rounded up 3 TED Talk videos you can watch that will inspire and intrigue you to stretch your green thumb and shout the praises of sustainability to your cubemates.

1. Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA

This TED Talk was filmed in February 2013 and is still pertinent today because it's incredibly inspiring. Finley's talk is about how he has used guerilla gardening (he grows greens in abandoned lots, along curbs, and traffic medians) to beautify and feed the people of South Central LA. The most popular and ear-hooking quote of the talk is "the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys."

2. Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our landscapes

If you need a little more convincing on why you should grow a sustainable landscape, look no further than this TED Talk. In Warhurst's talk, she discusses how she and a team of volunteers took to the streets to turn empty plots of unused land into "communal vegetable gardens" all in the name of changing "the narrative of food in their community." Now that's powerful.

3. Steve Howard: Let's go all-in on selling sustainability

Sustainable building structures are everywhere and Steve Howard, chief sustainability officer at Ikea, knows it. That's why Howard gave a TED Talk about how sustainability "has gone from a nice-to-do to a must-do." We couldn't agree more.

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