I remember watching as Ellen MacArthur stepped of her boat on to dry land in Falmouth, having completed her solo around the world trip in record time! It was such an incredible achievement and I was honoured to be there to see the last moments along with hundreds possibly thousands of others!
But seeing this video has changed that and i’ll tell you why… Since then I have heard very little about Ellen MacArthur. To be blunt I was not really that bothered by this, not in a horrible way just I assumed she had gone off and lived her life after an amazing achievement, also i’m not one who keep up with the celebrity intrusion the media imposes on us. But to me this 16 minute speech on TedTalks has top her achievement of that, not only have she given up her life of sailing but she has brought people together and set up this tremendous Ellen MacArthur Foundation. So to achieve, well lets face two monumental achievements that most people could only dream of is massive and I applaud her for the second time, in well my life I suppose.
I hope to read more about it and see it’s achievements grow and grow in the eyes of sustainability, thank you Ellen.
Enjoy (and thanks Make wealth history for sharing it with me 🙂 )
Over the last five years Ellen MacArthur has become the leading advocate of the circular economy, an unexpected career change after her success in sailing. In this talk from this year’s TED conference, she explains why her experiences as a solo sailor led directly into her work in sustainability. An inspiring story from a remarkable woman, and well worth a quarter hour of your time.