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"The road stretched out ahead, and we still have far to go."
"the smell of salt and burning wood filled our senses."
“We made it,” I said. “We made it.”
National Sun Yat Sen University (April 2023)
"Awaken the Storyteller Within: Introduction to Storytelling"
Taimei Family Foundation Children's Library (March 2023)
"Storytelling for Sustainability: Skills for the 21st Century"
Yenching Scholars x Philanthropy in Motion (May 2022)
Lilly: Featured Work
Lillygol Sedaghat & Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jenna Jambeck | Upcycling Our Planet through Collaboration
Lillygol Sedaghat is a National Geographic Explorer and multimedia storyteller at the intersection of science, systems, and people. She has worked in Taiwan as a Fulbright - National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow documenting Taiwan's waste management system, plastics recycling, and Circular Economy initiatives, tracing the human narrative using infographics, videography, and photojournalism. Lillygol is a 2019 National Geographic Sea to Source Plastics Expedition Team Member responsible for storytelling and land-based waste management and infrastructure research along the Ganga River from Bangladesh to India. She runs the expedition's digital field journal and is creating a database of Circular Living case studies. A spokesperson for National Geographic’s global “Planet or Plastic?” Campaign, Lillygol has launched the campaign in China, Nat Geo Asia's #PlasticFreeResolutions, and spoken at United Nations World Environment Day India, Nat Geo on Campus, and the National Geographic Live series, among other events. She has been named one of the “5 Under 25: Leaders in U.S.-China Relations” by China Hands magazine. Lillygol received her Bachelor of Arts in political economy from the University of California, Berkeley, and will pursue her MPhil in Nature, Society, and Environmental Governance at the University of Oxford in Fall 2019. ลิลลี่กอลเป็นนักสื่อสารมวลชนด้านสิ่งแวดล้อมที่คร่ำหวอดทั้งในด้านวิทยาศาสตร์ ระบบ และบุคคล โดยใช้อินโฟกราฟฟิก มิวสิควิดีโอ แผนที่ และการบอกเล่าเรื่องราวผ่านสื่อดิจิทัล เพื่อส่งเสริมความรู้ด้านสิ่งแวดล้อม โดยมีวัตถุประสงค์ในการเปลี่ยนความคิดของผู้คนที่มีต่อขยะ ซึ่งมักถูกมองว่าเป็นสิ่งไร้ค่าและใช้ได้เพียงครั้งเดียว ให้กลายเป็นสิ่งที่มีคุณค่า นอกจากนี้ ลิลลี่กอลยังเป็นกระบอกเสียงให้กับโครงการระดับโลก “Planet or Plastic?” ของเนชั่นแนล จีโอกราฟฟิกอีกด้วย
Expedition: Earth | National Geographic Asia | Official Trailer
Join Lilly and the National Geographic Explorers on an audio journey to reconnect with the wonders of the world and find a way to protect them. Expedition: Earth will be streaming on Earth Day, 22 April via Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube. #ProtectTheWonder
Reimagine Sustainability: Think Circular, Travel Better | SingapoReimagine Global Conversations
SingapoReimagine Global Conversations is a thought leadership series that aims to catalyse discussions on how to reshape global travel. The sessions bring industry and business leaders, from Singapore and beyond, together to share perspectives, exchange ideas and explore opportunities for collaboration. In this conversation, recorded from a virtual event on 24 March 2022, human geographer and multimedia storyteller Lillygol Sedaghat spoke with fellow National Geographic Explorers Arthur Huang and Andie Ang, as well as industry leaders Lee Cheh Hsien and Rohit Bhattacharya on the solution-focused shift from linear to circular in travel and tourism. MODERATOR Lillygol Sedaghat National Geographic Explorer Human Geographer, Multimedia Storyteller PANELLISTS Arthur Huang 2016 National Geographic Emerging Explorer Engineer, Architect, Founder of Miniwiz Andie Ang National Geographic Explorer Primatologist, Research Scientist at Mandai Nature Lee Cheh Hsien Divisional Director, Planning at Sentosa Development Corporation Rohit Bhattacharya Chief Financial Officer at TiNDLE by Next Gen Foods Catch more episodes from the SingapoReimagine Global Conversations series at https://bit.ly/globalconvosYT and learn more at https://bit.ly/globalconvos. #SingapoReimagine #GlobalConversations #ReimagineSustainability
Lillygol Sedaghat: The Glitter of Garbage: Taiwan's Innovation in Waste Management
Lillygol Sedaghat documented Taiwan’s waste management system and innovations in plastics and electronics recycling through film and digital media. She hopes to inspire conscious consumerism – the realization that every choice we make affects the environment – and spark a global discussion on trash with the #MyWasteMyWay. Using music videos, info-graphics, and maps to promote environmental education, she aims to transform people’s perceptions of trash from something disposable to something valuable. Although she began her research with limited vocabulary, she believed in the importance of using Chinese as the language of choice for her field work and worked hard to improve her Mandarin. While she is still working on finding her voice, she acknowledges that the journey is long, but definitely worth it. Lillygol Sedaghat is a multi-media environmental journalist and speaker focusing on the intersection among science, systems, and people. She is a 2017-18 Fulbright–National Geographic Digital Storyteller. She is an active contributor to National Geographic's "Planet or Plastic?" global campaign. Lillygol has spoken at UN World Environment Day, Influence Nation Summit DC, and National Geographic on her research. She completed a B.A. in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley and was named 5 Under 25: Leaders in U.S.-China Relations. Celebrate 60 years of Educational Exchange http://www.fulbright.org.tw/60years Home & Scholarships http://www.fulbright.org.tw ETA Program http://eta.fulbright.org.tw YouTube http://video.fulbright.org.tw Facebook http://facebook.com/FulbrightTaiwan Online Journal “Research & Reflections” http://journal.fulbright.org.tw See more at: 7 Things You Didn't Know about Plastics & Recycling: https://bit.ly/2wlt5j4 12-day Zero Plastic Waste Challenge: https://bit.ly/2UPU4er w/u - Danshui 淡水 (Music Video) : https://bit.ly/2UPU51Z
Earth Day 2021 Virtual Celebration | Earth Day 2021 Planet Possible | National Geographic UK
National Geographic takes you on a virtual journey to celebrate Earth Day with a star-studded lineup of visually stunning musical performances from some of the most beautiful places in the world and appearances by National Geographic Explorers! Through the combined power of music and storytelling from our National Geographic Explorers, you’ll leave uplifted, energised, and with a renewed commitment to living more lightly on the planet. Hosted by travel expert Jessica Nabongo, Nat Geo’s Earth Day Eve Celebration 2021 features performances from Angélique Kidjo, AURORA, José González, Maggie Rogers, Rostam, Valerie June, Willie Nelson, Yo-Yo Ma and Ziggy Marley, all from places of importance to them. Renowned Nat Geo Explorers Dr. Jane Goodall, Lillygol Sedaghat, Dr. Lucy Hawkes, and Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant will join along for the celebrations to share their work to protect the wonder of the world. When we come together, even the smallest act can make big change possible. Start exploring Planet Possible now https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/planet-possible Watch National Geographic on Sky (129), Virgin Media (266), BT (317), TalkTalk (317), NOW TV & TV Player Watch National Geographic WILD on Sky (165), Virgin Media (264), BT (318), TalkTalk (318) & TV Player Get more from National Geographic UK: Subscribe ➡️ https://goo.gl/j7D4nd Website ➡️ https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk Facebook ➡️ https://www.facebook.com/NatGeoUK Twitter ➡️ https://twitter.com/NatGeoUK Instagram ➡️ https://www.instagram.com/NatGeoUK #NationalGeographicUK #EarthDay2021 About Nat Geo UK: Igniting the explorer in all of us. National Geographic gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible through groundbreaking storytelling. From the best and brightest scientists, explorers, photographers, and filmmakers, Nat Geo is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure.
Planet Possible Day | National Geographic
Last 24 October, we witnessed how the National Geographic Explorers and Changemakers came together for #PlanetPossibleDay. Plus, amazing musical treats by @benandbenmusic, @moirarachelle, and Inch Chua. Let's relive the event and get inspired to start living more lightly on the planet. (This event is co-produced by @astromalaysia, @CignalTVPH, @FirstMediaWorld, @MNCVisionID, and Sky Cable.)