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Published on Jun 12, 2014
Christian Freitag, executive director of the Sycamore Land Trust, sits in people's living rooms every week and talks about saving their land "forever." At TEDxBloomington, Freitag challenges us to rethink perpetuity by embracing a new land ethic that reflects a different scale of time. Born and raised in northwestern Indiana near the shores of Lake Michigan, Freitag holds a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University, a law degree from the IU Maurer School of Law, and a Ph.D. from the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs. His experience includes working with the Powder River Basin Resource Council, the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, and the Indiana Supreme Court. Selected as a National Fellow with the Environmental Leadership Program, Freitag has also been recognized as a Distinguished Hoosier by Governor Mitch Daniels.
About TEDx, x=independently organized event. 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)