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Video - Dean Parchomchuk and Charlotte Yates at TEDx Tauranga
9 August 2013

In this talk you'll hear the amazing story of how a small team changed the lives of the people on a small tropical island of Tokelau by replacing their crippling dependency on diesel generated electricity with solar power, and the impact that living on this remote island for 6 months had on two New Zealand families.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations).

 

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