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Produced by Dr. Jonathan Scherch, Mr. Lobsang Tsering and a team of university students and professional advisors, the film builds on Scherch's and Tsering's sustainable agriculture and permaculture design projects over the years and introduces the challenges and...
What defines true sustainability? How can we begin to create sustainability in a world that has such vastly differing views on the subject? If we perceive our external world as "unsustainable" what does this suggest about our own internal landscape? This film follows 2...
The world wants green energy and low-priced fat. To meet these demands, international conglomerates build oil palm plantations as far as the eye can see -- and cut down the rainforest in exchange. Sustainability certificates and eco-labels are meant to set the consumers'...
Envision a society where economic opportunity, social justice and sustainable culture all spring from environmental stewardship. Imagine a world where nurturing the health of the planet is the catalyst for global financial success and social stability. Can you? Ten years...
Tour Scott McGuire's "White Sage Gardens" in the back yard of his rental home -- a demonstration site for suburban sustainability. He ponders, "How might a household produce and preserve a significant portion of its own food supply?" Composting, a water-conserving greenhouse...
This film, produced by a student workshop in Arizona State University's School of Sustainability, documents communities creating visions and strategies for justice and sustainability in South Phoenix. It tackles issues of health, environmental justice, urban history and...
Think it's all hopeless? Think there are too many problems and our children's future is doomed? In 16 minutes, renowned and inspiring speaker Guy Dauncey explains why pessimism is the wrong answer to our society's challenges. There's already a massive world-wide movement to...
Earth needs humans to figure out our shared destiny, says Alan Seid, whose interest is both the outer and inner dimensions of sustainability. Outside there's ecology, social systems and economics (e.g., in Permaculture). Inside is the psychological dimension of personal and...
For those of you who are curious exactly how Richard Register's ideas would work in practice, here's what it could look like if Americans ever decided to retrofit their downtowns for true sustainability. We know how to build the ecocity. It's easy if you want to: up-zone...
In a new video series on sustainability, filmmaker Alexia Prichard focuses on shelter, food, water, waste & community. In this first installment we meet architect and author Sarah Susanka (the "Not So Big House" series) to learn about the true meaning of "home."
In this final installment of the "Shelter" segment of the Sustainability Series, we meet Dr. Eugene Tsui, a non-traditional architect whose design inspiration comes from nature and all the brilliant systems and methods found therein. Dr. Tsui shows us city designs inspired by...
Prosocial Progress aims to demonstrate how behavioural science can be utilised on a large scale in areas of child development, education and the culture itself in order to bring about sustainability both on a social and environmental level. The film is rooted in behaviour...
The brilliant author/entrepreneur/change-maker Paul Hawken encourages us all to embrace a new type of "infinite game," one without losers that supports the future of life and a re-imagined world of growth without inequality, wealth without plunder and work without exploitation.
In this segment environmental architect David Hertz walks us through the sustainable aspects of his own home in Southern California.
My aim in this essay is to explore the history of the terms sustainable and sustainability, and their various published definitions, and then to offer a set of five axioms (based on a review of the literature) to help clarify the characteristics of a durable society. The...
Considerations such as 'what do you really care about' and 'who do you serve' should be drivers of sustainability, not profit. Wouldn't it be nice if the best business decision were aligned with the best ecological decision? Some people say that often it already is, and that...
It would seem that there are certain strands of thought within many religions that are highly unsustainable, for the health of individuals as well society and the planet as a whole.  See this trailer for Holy Wars, as an illustration:
Abby Martin discusses the history of the Black Hills in South Dakota, the US governments seizure of the land and subsequent offer of $1 Billion to the Sioux tribe, which they refuse to accept.
This new documentary  tells the inspiring story of a sustainable agro-forestry community in Trinidad, West Indies, called Fondes Amandes, led by a charismatic Rastafarian woman, Akilah Jaramogi. Three decades ago Akilah settled on a barren, deforested hillside, blighted with...
Scott Kellogg runs the Radix Center in New York state's capital Albany, where he teaches ecological literacy and showcases different aspects of sustainability to urban residents. He talks about the importance of working in cities to effect real change in society.
Nicole Caldwell speaks about Better Farm, the sustainability education center she owns and runs in Redwood, NY. As people look for ways to lead a more sustainable lifestyle, training and education centers like Better Farm are becoming ever more important.
The environmental film that environmental organizations don't want you to see. COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret, is a groundbreaking feature length environmental documentary, following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing...
The Film is part of the web series "Future Megacities" by Marcus Mangeot.  The project is a research and demonstration project of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under the research program "Research for the Sustainable Development of Megacities...
In Brief: There will be at least 100 million more Americans by 2050, and likely 150 million more. Yet the cities that will house them are so spatially and economically unstable that it is impossible to do much beyond superficial sustainability planning. One solution is to...
Psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how America's culture of consumerism undermines our well-being. When people buy into the ever-present marketing messages that "the good life" is "the goods life," they not only use up Earth's limited resources, but they are less happy and...
What do you do when you are the heir to the Proctor and Gamble fortune and you have spent years surrounding yourself with new agey thinking and conspiracy theories?  You make a film like ‘Thrive‘, the latest conspiracy theory movie that is popping up all over the place.  I’ve...
This fun animation provides a vision of what a post-consumer society could look like, with people working fewer hours and pursuing re-skilling, homesteading, and small-scale enterprises that can help reduce the overall size and impact of the consumer economy. Narrated by...
Introduction to hyperlocavore.com a free yard sharing community. Please help us spread the idea! Share This Video! What is yard sharing? What is a hyperlocavore? Why would I do this? I have land How do I get started? I am looking for land to share- How do I get started? What...
Education For a Sustainable Future presents information on how today's practices in schools are socially unsustainable. The documentary film critically analyses what is considered socially relevant in a new education system which brings out the most potential in all of...
From their “Zero Mile Meal Eatery” to zoning and financing innovations, O.U.R. Ecovillage in BC, Canada has paved the way for many communities worldwide. For Brandy Gallagher, the story on the planet right now could be a shared ethos of caring: “Everyone is fed. Everyone is...
“Petroleum Man is dead. Infinite Growth Man is dead. Post Petroleum Human is alive,” announced Michael C. Ruppert on May 22, 2011. Members of this emerging “species” know they must live in balance with the Earth, while remembering the lessons of industrial civilization. The...
The epic tale of a maverick Midwestern farmer. An outcast in his community, Farmer John bravely stands amidst a failing economy, vicious rumors, and violence. By melding the traditions of family farming with the power of art and free expression, this powerful story of...
Thirsty? So is everyone else. We're headed for a water shortage. Here's how simple daily choices can reduce your water use. A GOOD Transparency video.
The goal of Four Years. Go. is to build a global movement of commitment and action that will cause a positive tipping point in humanity’s future by the end of 2014, setting us irreversibly on a new path to a just, thriving and sustainable future for all. Four Years. Go...
Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis. Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water...
This 7 minute film tells the story of the Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium and how the Pacha Mama Alliance is writing a new chapter in the history of encounters between the modern world and the indigenous world. The Symposium is an interactive...
Cities should be a solution not a problem for human beings. The city of Curitiba has demonstrated for the past 40 years how to transform problems into cost-effective solutions that can be applied in most cities around the world.A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from...
Twenty years ago, Stefan Sobkowiak bought a commercial apple orchard with the intention of converting it to an organic orchard. He did just that, but eventually understood the limitations of the organic model originating from monoculture. He then decided to tear out most of...
Peak Moment 200: "Is the world a better place because you were born?" asks author Derrick Jensen. He contrasts sustainable indigenous cultures, who enrich their habitat, with the current "dominant culture destroying everything." He explores how industrial civilization is...
Bali is a little island with a big problem - it's drowning in trash. In this short film, host & pro-surfer, Kyle Thiermann, shows the good, the bad, and the ugly of Indonesia and what we can do to restore it to the pristine, tropical paradise it once was.
Imagine an international mega-deal. The global organic food industry agrees to support international agribusiness in clearing as much tropical rainforest as they want for farming. In return, agribusiness agrees to farm the now-deforested land using organic methods, and...
A documentary, a research project, a story of stories about the construction of a sustainable, solidary and decentralized economy. Weaving nets that overcome the individualization and the hierarchical division of work. Thousands of people every day all over the world. Here...
Taking completely trashed cars, artist Felipe Carrelli, with friends Tobias Rodil and Thiago Carvalhaes, turns them around by making them part of is old car art series that livens up the streets around urban neighborhoods. Local residents want to take part in the project...
A permaculture jamboree. You've never seen a music video like this. "Yield" by Formidable Vegetable Sound System (feat. Ensemble Formidable) from the album "Permaculture: A Rhymer's Manual". Permaculture principle 3: "Obtain a Yield" Written and performed by Charlie Mgee.
THREE great (FREE) films at the Brecht Forum - Sunday April 21 at 4:00 PM Meetup.com and the Brecht Forum are being kind enough to allow us to screen three fantastic films on Sunday, 21 at 4:00 PM. Admission is FREE, as this is a 'fair use' screening.  The Brecht Forum...
The Riviera Maya is a pristine river system that provides Mexican residents on the Yucatan Peninsula with the only source of freshwater in the area. The unique river system is currently under threat from human contamination, pollution and plans for development. For any...
How do we change the world? Change the story. "The greatest illusion of this world is the illusion of separation." Once the story our world is built on reflects the reality of interconnection, we will be on a true path towards sustainability. The speaker is Charles...
THE COUNTER ECONOMY: A WHOLE NEW WORLD IS GROWING UP FROM THE ASHES - A presentation by Katie Patrick. The Counter Economy; a self sustaining ethical economy that respects the boundaries of nature. It is growing on top of the existing polluting economy. How do we help...
My life experiences have enabled me to have rich experiences in a broad range of fields: military officer (U.S. Army, artillery), professional sports (tennis), business (entrepreneur), politics (U.S. congressional candidate), architecture (masters degree), religion (Harvard...
http://www.trocaire.org Across the developing world, food crops are being destroyed to make way for biofuels. Actor Aidan Gillen (The Wire, Game of Thrones, Love/Hate) travels to Guatemala with Irish development agency Trócaire to meet the Rio Frio community who were...