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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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
“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:
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.
  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...
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...
Permaculture designers and educators Bonita Ford and Sébastien Bacharach talk about how they integrate permaculture principles in the way they design their garden and other aspects of their life.
The Permaculture Orchard : Beyond Organic is a full-length educational film that will give you the tools necessary to get started on your own project, whether it's a multi-acre commercial orchard, or a few fruit trees in your urban backyard. Get the film at...
The 150 year old cabin has been home for many people and creatures. Now with your help I am restoring it to its former glory, with a little free library and community center.  
On March 1st 2010 Transition Heathrow members swooped on an abandoned market garden site in Sipson; one of the villages to be completely tarmacked to make way for a third runway at Heathrow. Nearly five years later the group has cleared 30 tonnes of rubbish and runs a...
From left to right: Starhawk, Julia Butterfly Hill, Majora Carter, Vandana Shiva, and Patricia Gualinga. August 26th is Women’s Equality Day, a day to honor when American women gained the right to vote, 95 years ago. In honor of women’s equality, we present 5 fearless women...
Powaqqatsi is a Hopi word meaning "parasitic way of life" or "life in transition". While Koyaanisqatsi focused on modern life in industrial countries, Powaqqatsi, which similarly has no dialogue, focuses more on the conflict in third world countries between traditional ways...
Despite what many of those who advocate meat-eating would like to believe, humans do not sit at the top of the food chain. In any event, it’s a food web rather than a chain, due to the many complex interactions involved. An article commenting on our position in the food web...
Permaculture designer Andrew Faust gives us an inspiring and heady narrative about the evolution of all life and human consciousness on Mother Earth.  For more info about Center for Bioregional Living or to subscribe to the newsletter: 
A Piece of Ecocity is an inspiring 2-part film about one of the only inner-city eco-housing projects in the world. It is a great example of what could be possible everywhere.  Part 1 is an introductory 10 minute overview which outlines the multiple community and...
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The Tenderloin is a community where love is the answer, and has been for years. The seeds have been planted, now it is time for beauty to grow. This video is an entry into One Day in SF 2014 to provoke dialogue regarding the neighborhood that is always changing, yet always...
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
The economic and legal system rewards corporations that bulldoze, stripmine and burn. A new law against ecocide could halt this destruction. Designer Vivienne Westwood expressed anguish and alarm at the worsening state of the planet, at a press conference yesterday. "The...
At a recent Rio+20 presentation at the Museum of Modern Art (MAM), the director shared information about the current pilot project of urban permaculture and agroforestry systems in the Complexo do Alemão: Rio+20 Rio+Verde. This program, with the support of the NGO Ciclo...
Why are global businesses taking part in #theBIGshift?  Find out in this video.
Valhalla is a sustainable community hell-bent on inspiring people to be the change they wish to see. Together we can create the beautiful world our hearts tell us is possible. The website is developing a whole array of free resources to inspire and uplift. With cutting...
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!
This series of 'Short Take' interviews offer sneak peaks of characters from the upcoming documentary film "Final Straw," a film which explores Japanese natural farming and the relationships between people and the environment. This time around, we meet Osamu Yoshino, a...
Climate change is taking place. Will we have the wisdom to survive? The film features thought leaders and activists in the realms of science, economics and spirituality. The focus: how we can live creatively and even joyfully in the face of this catastrophe, and how can we...
On the edge of Lake Atitlan, in the small pueblo of San Juan la Laguna, Solola, Guatemala, tourists can visit the local cooperative of guides - Rupalaj K'istalin - to make an appointment to take part in a Mayan tree planting ceremony that is both a show of helping the...
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.
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...
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...