Ireen is an Amsterdam University College alumnus, climate activist, and peat-enthusiast.
As her understanding of the climate and ecological crisis developed during her university studies, her commitment for organising a strong climate movement grew.
Towards the end of 2019, she found out about the power of peatlands in the climatological systems and joined RE-PEAT, a youth-led collective pushing for a peatland paradigm shift.
Since then she has been advocating for peatland restoration, protection, and appreciation by deconstructing current conservation narratives and using a process of reimagining.
During this talk you will be fully immersed into the magical peat-world. Ireen will share why she became a true peatland-activist, and how we can use the collective imagination to think of a world beyond ecological destruction and climate disruption. Ireen is an Amsterdam University College alumnus, climate activist, and peat-enthusiast. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx