I had the great pleasure of working with the brilliant and inspiring Arash Derambarsh for the first ever TEDx event in LA. Arash single-handedly got the French government to pass a law prohibiting supermarkets from dumping surplus food, with a single stroke saving tons of food yearly and feeding masses of people who don't have enough to eat.
It's estimated that more than 7 million tons of food is thrown away in France each year. The figure worldwide is more than 1 billion tons. Arash is now working to persuade governments all over the world to pass similar laws. The power of this idea is astonishing—it takes nothing more than passing a single law to work a massive change that directly affects the lives of millions of people and the future of the planet.
Arash's TEDx talk was his first ever in English. He worked like a demon to make sure it was intelligible and dynamic, and he hit it out of the park. I'll post video when it becomes available in a month or two.