Gary Tyrrell talks passionately about why we should connect with the beauty of nature around us. A Tallaght native, Gary has spent most of his life living in the area, He has always been an admirer of the outstanding natural beauty that his locality has to offer. Ever since he was a young boy scout, Gary has always relished being outdoors. It is this early enjoyment and appreciation of the outdoors that has led to a shift in career, from a stable job as an engineer for a multi-national company, to a less stable, but ultimately more enriching career as an environmental educator. Having achieved a 1st Class Honours in Energy & Environmental Engineering and a Masters in Environmental Policy, he now lectures in IT Tallaght, teaches outdoor education with Sonairte and Coillte's 'Compass Club', voluntarily gives talks about climate change as one of Al Gore's 'Climate Reality Leaders', is a Dublin Mountain Ranger, takes part in local clean ups and is an activist with Friends of the Earth.
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What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxBallyroanLibrary, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxBallyroanLibrary event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.