The 5 best Ted Talks for students of Environmental Studies and Earth Sciences


Working on changing the world is anything but an easy task. And probably the most difficult step to take is the first one. But thousands of domestic and international students take on this endeavor and set out to better the world we live in and ensure that the generations to come will have a healthy environment to pursue their dreams as well.


Students analyse both local and global environmental problems and throughout their study course and programme, learn to formulate the much-required policies and strategies for sustainable development. To give them a little bit of help in their adventure, we have selected here the top 5 best Ted Talks on Environmental Studies and Earth Sciences.

1. How to rethink environmental folklore.

Most of us want to do the right thing when it comes to the environment. But things aren't as simple as opting for the paper bag, says sustainability strategist Leyla Acaroglu. A bold call for us to let go of tightly-held green myths and think bigger in order to create systems and products that ease the strain on the planet.

2. How can we make the world a better place by 2030?

Can we end hunger and poverty, halt climate change and achieve gender equality in the next 15 years? The governments of the world think we can. Meeting at the UN in September 2015, they agreed to a new set of Global Goals for the development of the world to 2030. Social progress expert Michael Green invites us to imagine how these goals and their vision for a better world can be achieved.