Film by Wicked Delicate Films for the 2016 Disruptive Innovation Festival


CBS: As part of our series, Real Food, we take a look at the growing trend of kelp. On the Connecticut shore, a simple harvesting technique is paying off for fishermen who are no longer able to rely on a steady supply of fish and say kelp farming is a sustainable solution for both fishermen and the environment.


Video by NationSwell. Special thanks for The University of Connecticut and Professor Charles Yarish.


Bren Smith, founder of GreenWave and winner of the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge award, tells his personal story of ecological redemption. He dropped out of high school and became a commercial fisherman at age 14, but witnessed the destruction of the ocean firsthand.

Bren Smith's vertical ocean farm in Long Island Sound grows seaweed and shellfish and is designed to restore ecosystems, mitigate climate change, and create blue-green jobs for fishermen. 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.

Video by Huffington Post. Underwater 3D farms could revolutionize food production, using previously untapped space to grow kelp, scallops and mussels. 


Video by Ashoka. Bren Smith is building a blue-green economy that will restore oceans, mitigate climate change and re-invent the fishing profession.