My second TEDx talk, “What everyone gets wrong about the environment” and how to get it right

I am deeply grateful to the TEDxWaltham team for inviting me and hosting the event, October 5, 2019.

Here’s the blurb:

Josh shares his remarkable, radical, personal journey to more sustainable living — away from a standard American diet (and life) to his vegan, nearly package-free diet and away from a jet-setting lifestyle to not flying for 4.5 years and counting — and his profound discovery of a common misconception about acting on environmental values that can help each help each of us live more sustainably and enjoy it.

Joshua Spodek PhD MBA is the bestselling author of Leadership Step by Step and Initiative, host of the award-winning Leadership and the Environment podcast, and a professor at NYU.

Josh has challenged himself to live a sustainable life- he takes 16 months to produce one load of garbage, and hasn’t flown (by choice) since March 2016. He blogs daily at

And here’s my first TEDx talk at TEDxNYU:

Some stills:

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