Auke-Florian Hiemstra


As a biology student it is becoming more and more clear to me that we are not living in harmony with our planet. Our society is in need of creative solutions for the development of a sustainable lifestyle, a lifestyle that will secure our valuable biodiversity for generations to come. TED talks, with their optimistic, refreshing and inspiring ideas, play an important part in this.

As columnist of TEDx Leiden I will use my experience in creative communication to write about the most inspiring speeches. This way I hope to inspire others and contribute to a greater awareness and a change in behaviour, which are both of crucial importance for the development of a sustainable lifestyle and a better world.  Furthermore I see TEDx Leiden as a great opportunity to meet new people and I am proud to be part of it.