LEYLA ACAROGLU
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LEYLA ACAROGLU
Sustainability Provocateur, Designer, Sociologist, Experimental Educator and Social Change Maker
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Dr. Leyla Acaroglu challenges people to think differently about how the world works

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu challenges people to think differently about how the world works. 

As an award winning designer, UNEP Champion of the Earth, social scientist and entrepreneur, Leyla developed the Disruptive Design Method and designs cerebrally activating experiences, gamified toolkits, and unique educational experiences that help people make the status quo obsolete.

Her mainstage TED talk on sustainability has been viewed over a million times, and she leads presentations around the world on activating positive social and environmental change through creative interventions. She is the founder of the UnSchool of Disruptive Design, and two design agencies, Disrupt Design and Eco Innovators

Leyla is an inspiering communicatopr and educator with a PhD in how to make change in the world. 

People like Leyla Acaroglu are so important to driving this change. Leyla is a 2016 UN Environment Champion of the Earth for science and innovation. Leyla inspires and helps people to equip themselves with agency, tools, and knowledge they need to shape the world and transform our lifestyles.
— Erik Solheim, Executive Director UNEP
 

On TED.com: Most of us want to do the right thing when it comes to the environment. But things aren't as simple as opting for the paper bag, says sustainability strategist Leyla Acaroglu. A bold call for us to let go of tightly-held green myths and think bigger in order to create systems and products that ease strain on the planet.

 

Leyla Acaroglu UNEP Champion of the earth awards

In 2016, United Nations Environment named Leyla Champion of the Earth for her pioneering work in science and innovation for sustainability and social change. 

Game Changer Game by Leyla Acaroglu

Leyla has designed many award winning activation toolkits for helping others make a positive impact on the planet.

San Fransisco UnSchool Fellowship

Founded the award winning UnSchool of Disruptive Design, a learning lab for purpose-driven creative changemakers.

Disruptive Design Method

She developed the Disruptive Design Method for activating Positive Social and Environmental Change

Leyla did a super engaging talk at Made in Space that the audience really loved - she is a visionary, progressive thinker that in an optimistic and constructive way can address some of the big challenges we face as a human race and still leave a room uplifted and filled with hope.
— Simon Caspersen, Made in Space, Copenhagen