Speaker Josh Tickell inspires change as an internationally recognized author, film director, speaker and expert on sustainability, the climate and Millennials. Josh has been a featured guest on Jay Leno’s, The Tonight Show and Good Morning America. His insight into current issues has made him a regularly featured opinion leader in news stories on channels including CNN, Discovery, Reuters and NBC.
Keynote speaker Josh Tickell has been inspiring change since 1997, when he captured global attention by driving a van powered by used French Fry oil across the United States. “The Veggie Van,” as it was called, was a viral sensation. This was only four years after the first web browser was introduced, yet Tickell’s Veggie Van Website received over 1 million visitors!
By 1998, Tickell had published his first book and was touring colleges. College students enthusiastically embraced Tickell’s philosophy of making the world a better place through disruptive technologies, efficiency and common-sense changes to wasteful practices. Tickell continued his lecture tour de force for a decade – going to over 150 colleges. His journey culminated in 2008 with the release of his first feature film, FUEL. It won the Sundance Audience Award for Best Documentary, was shortlisted for an Oscar, was screened in the White House and was released theatrically globally. He followed the movie up with the critically acclaimed, award-winning energy-related films, The Big Fix and PUMP.
In 2017, Tickell’s long-awaited book Kiss the Ground: How the Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body and Ultimately Save the World was published. It quickly became an Amazon Bestseller in four categories. Kiss the Ground details Tickell’s decade-long journey around the world to learn how the effects of climate change can be reversed through regenerating the worlds soils. The companion documentary to the book (also entitled Kiss the Ground) is being executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio!
“Let us, the human race, learn to adapt” – Josh Tickell, TEDxSoCal
Tickell’s multiple award-winning films have appeared on Netflix, ITunes, Hulu, Canal+, TeleSur, CNBC and multiple media outlets, as well as in theaters worldwide. Articles about speaker Josh Tickell and his films have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, USA Today, The Huffington Post, Forbes, Popular Mechanics and thousands of international newspapers and magazines.
Speaker Josh Tickell regularly consults with large corporations and governments on sustainability and the future of energies, fuels, on trends and technologies. He has been called one of the very best keynote speakers on these topics. Josh has consulted with governments including US Dept. of Energy, Cuba, Argentina, and Australia on their energy and fuel policies. As well as consulting with major companies including Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Yum Brands, Cliff Bar, General Motors, Audi USA, Green Mountain Energy Resources.
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