From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever. http://storyofstuff.org
Join UNITED WE RISE for a Global Synchronized PRAYER ACTION at BANKS funding oil! Let's elevate the consciousness of every banker, stock holder, and executive at financial institutions around the World.
This prayer is a prayer of healing. Healing our patterns of short term profits and investing in our long term sustainability. We choose clean water for our grandchildren over cheap oil for ourselves.
In the midst of California's historic drought, Nestle Waters—the largest bottler of water in the world—is drawing millions of gallons of water a year from the San Bernardino National Forest. Nestle’s permit expired in 1988, at which point the Forest Service should have turned off the spigot. Let's hold Nestle accountable and ensure this shared public resource is protected for future generations.
Since the 1970's Majuli islander Jadav Payeng has been planting trees in order to save his island. To date he has single handedly planted a forest larger than Central Park NYC. His forest has transformed what was once a barren wasteland, into a lush oasis.
Humble yet passionate and philosophical about his work. Payeng takes us on a journey into his incredible forest.
Tomorrow - Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent
Many things have been tried to resolve the ecological and economic crises. They haven’t really worked. According to Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohammed Yunnus, the strongest driving force in human beings is their desire and their imagination. He believes that today we must make films and tell stories that spark the desire to build another world. This is what Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent decided to do by lining up known solutions in all spheres side-by-side to show what our society could look like tomorrow…
Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe and “Reverend Reality” Michael Dowd make a compelling case for recognizing that we are all personally affected by climate change, that we must address climate change first and foremost, that we are called into our greatness to address the crisis, and that philanthropy must step up to help support a grassroots climate campaign that quickly engages millions of Americans. See the campaign at: ASK PHILANTHROPISTS
Let us dream a new dream...
An environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet.
Tshering Tobgay: This country isn't just carbon neutral -- it's carbon negative
Deep in the Himalayas, on the border between China and India, lies the Kingdom of Bhutan, which has pledged to remain carbon neutral for all time. In this illuminating talk, Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay shares his country's mission to put happiness before economic growth and set a world standard for environmental preservation.- BY Ted Talks
Find out more: http://www.tsheringtobgay.com/