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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...
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 for...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Transformational festival culture strives to create and become the more beautiful world it imagines. Traveling to several of these festivals across the world, this short film looks at the ways these festival communities are putting sustainability into practice. Certainly...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
“The world has physical limits that we are already encountering, but our economy operates as if no physical limits exist.” -Christopher Martenson What will the earth look like in 50 to 100 years from now? To some of us that may sound like a long time, but in reality it...
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:
  Cowspiracy - preview by pandasilence   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...
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 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...
Honorable Tony Burke MP, Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, PO Box 6022, House of Representatives, Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600.Dear MinisterI and a broad section of the Australian Community are absolutely sickened by the...
Natural World: Farm for the Future BBC documentary on the precient global farming and food crisis, filmed in the UK. Topics covered are the influence of oil on the food production, peak-oil, food security, carbon emissions, sustainability and permaculture.
In a solidarity economy, our needs are met by exchanging goods, services, resources and knowledge in ways that advance core values of justice, democracy, cooperation, and ecological sustainability. Produced by Caroline Woolard, Cheyenna Weber, and Michael Johnson of...
Actions for future is a teaser for a documentary series from "Sattva-reports" in Taiwan. The reports introduce projects and people working for sustainability in the Vegan Food movement, Permaculture, Spiritual Communities and Yoga/Detox. Find your inspiration!
COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret (http://cowspiracy.com) is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today, and investigates why the world's leading...
A short film fom Over Grow The System that showcases young farmers who are growing the change they want to see in the word. Over Grow The System has been dedicated to raising awareness around our food system, sustainability, and how to live a life that is more in tune with...
Short film where a British Columbia farmer discusses where the sustainability movement is going and what needs to change to foster greater local and global resilience. See more at http://www.overgrowthesystem.com
Asking “wouldn’t it be wonderful if our city could feed itself?” Joe Leitch ponders everybody in Portland planting a chestnut tree. Pam Leitch relates how they both left the corporate world after reading the book “Your Money or Your Life”. As educators on sustainability and...
A Thousand Suns tells the story of the Gamo Highlands of the African Rift Valley and the unique worldview held by the people of the region. This isolated area has remained remarkably intact both biologically and culturally. It is one of the most densely populated rural...
The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over...
Trading on Thin Air explains the methods used by the financial oligarchy to extract the wealth of the nation and how the same strategy is being used to subvert a movement for conservation and sustainability and harness it to create the next big bubble.
Oct 8th 2011, Marina Del Rey California. This program considers the quality of our beliefs, actions and intents within the overarching context of what supports good public health, prosperity and sustainability and what does not. The subjects of Politics, Economics and...
Agenda 21: It’s the biggest threat to your freedom, and unless you regularly attend yahoo-filled local planning and zoning meetings, you’ve probably never even heard of it. Until recently, this 20-year-old United Nations plan to promote “sustainable development” was known...
"The Nature Of Cities" follows the journey of Professor Timothy Beatley as he explores urban projects around the world, representing the new green movement that hopes to move our urban environments beyond sustainability to a regenerative way of living. Director: Charles Davis
Art is but a tool to call for general global awareness! All means are available nowadays for us all to share a fair, free and clean world: economic sustainability, ecological mentality and resource based lifestyle. One Love, One World, We are One Music by Emphapsyzer - more...
Nature teaches us that no system is truly isolated and positive synergies are often at work. Yet the isolation of the various technological disciplines in our educational and industrial institutions has limited synergy in the human-built world. These walls are starting to...
As corporate media fails to provide accurate news of the world's dire environmental predicament, the Earth sends a clear message in the form of record-breaking natural disasters, famine and epidemics. People are mobilizing for what lies ahead. In May 2007, the 8th...
Started in late 2008, The Zeitgeist Movement exists as the communication and "Activist Arm" of an organization called The Venus Project. The Venus Project was started many decades ago by Social/Industrial Designer Jacque Fresco and his life's work has been to address and...
SeaChange Flotilla is a participatory voyage down the Hudson River in a fleet of full-scale paper boats, charting a course from upstate New York to New York City in a convergence of art and activism to coincide with the meeting of world leaders at the United Nations Climate...
Greg Sarris describes how his people (descendants of Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo) are using their understanding that they have always been a part of the natural world to embark on a major commitment to position themselves as “keepers of the land” once again. Using ancient...
This film covers cutting-edge perspectives in the areas of child development, education, sustainability, cultural change, and economics. It was produced for the 11th International Conference on Behavior Studies, November 2014. http://www.iescum.org/doceboCms/  
This 30-minute documentary focuses on Permaculture and Organic Farming in South Africa and what it can do to transform society at a grass roots level, to create sustainable lives for individuals, communities and South Africa as a whole. The documentary aims to educate the...
The political and economic policies that have shaped our world today systematically favor large, transnational corporations over small local businesses and farmers, ecological health and community well-being. In short, they favor economic growth and corporate profits over the...
David Suzuki, iconic Canadian scientist, educator, broadcaster and activist delivers a 'last lecture' -- what he describes as "a distillation of my life and thoughts, my legacy, what I want to say before I die". Filmed before a live audience, in front of a memory box of...
If we can make radical changes in how we think about our relationship to nature and economic growth, we will see restored, vibrant ecosystems and healthy, prosperous farmers, cows, consumers, employees, investors and future children. So says the iconic food entrepreneur...