This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In his TEDxJacksonville talk, Anderson implores us to restore our link to nature, to turn off our television sets and smart phones, and go explore the magnificent resources in our own backyards. “To love everything, everywhere,” says Anderson, “you’ve got to love something, somewhere . . . our somewhere can be HERE.”
Warren Anderson invites you to go back to your childhood, to think about those special places in the great outdoors that first introduced you to the awesome majesty of the natural world. When did that sense of communion fade? What has happened to those places? Have those natural cathedrals been paved over for parking lots, or are they just waiting for you to rediscover them?
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