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Sustainability in Exile: Tibetan Farmers Cultivating Compassion
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...
Sustainability in Bangladesh : Call for an Emergency wave
Sustainability in Bangladesh : Call for an emergency wave According to 2014 Environmental Performance Index data Bangladesh ranks among 178 countries are 169th in environmental friendly countries, 88th in having enough forests, 123rd in biodiversity and it is the most air...
The Sustainability of Self (2012)
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 Sustainability Lie
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'...
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)
The World's largest environmental organizations are failing to address the single most destructive force facing the planet today. Follow the shocking, yet humorous journey of an aspiring environmentalist as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing...
A Passion For Sustainability (2008)
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...
The Ecocity Visions of Richard Register. Or: How to Retrofit Your Downtown for True Sustainability
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...
TEDx, Guy Dauncey: Seven Ways We Can Win the Sustainability Endgame
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...
The Intersection Between Justice and Sustainability: Voices and Views from South Phoenix (2011)
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...
A Sustainability Renaissance Man
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...
An Experiment in Back Yard Sustainability
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...
How Transformational Festival Culture Is Modelling Sustainability
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: A Blueprint For Social Sustainability (2013)
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...
Propeller Sustainability Series, "SHELTER: Part 1"
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."
Propeller Sustainability Series: "SHELTER, Part 5"
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...
Biology, Resistance and Restoration: Sustainability as an Infinite Game (trailer)
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.
Let's Be Honest: Real Sustainability May Not Make Business Sense
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...
Propeller Sustainability Series: "SHELTER, Part 3"
In this segment environmental architect David Hertz walks us through the sustainable aspects of his own home in Southern California.
What’s More Important… Economic Growth or Sustainability?
“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...
Five Axioms of Sustainability
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...
Can We Talk about Sustainability without Talking about Religion and Spirituality?
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:
Pine Ridge Reservation: From Broken Treaties to Future Sustainability
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.
Earth, Water, Woman: Community and Sustainability in Trinidad (trailer)
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...
The Radix Center, ecological sustainability in the heart of Albany, NY
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.
Better Farm, a sustainability education center in Redwood, NY
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.
Future Megacities - Governance for Sustainability in Hyderabad, India
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...
What Is Sustainability?
This video provides a basic definition of sustainability. This video is available under a Creative Commons Attribution license.
Bay Area Green Tours Supporting Sustainability Tours for Under-Represented Youth
Bay Area Green Tours 501(c)3 is a one-of-a-kind, nonprofit organization providing eco-educational tours of the green sustainable movement that is rapidly growing throughout the bay area.  During this incredible time of revitalization it is important to keep our city's youth...
CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY AND LOCAL FOODS
The American University of Rome and the American Academy in Rome  in collaboration with the Economics, Management and Institutions Department of the University of Naples Federico II and the Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Pisa University under the...
Why Sustainability Matters- A Philosophical Perspective 2015
This video if from a lecture/ workshop series I organized and I was given the option of approaching sustainability from any angle. I decided on addressing it with the words I'd never heard from any other environmentalist in my life time. March 13th, 2015 Vancouver, BC...
L.A. Just Called. It Says Go Find Another Dystopia.
In 10 years, Los Angeles plans to reduce per capita water use by 22.5 percent. It will no longer get any of its electricity from coal-fired power plants. It will turn public library lawns into urban gardens and lay out rain barrels like a city full of survivalist...
Revolution - Block Aid Action against Woodside - Save the Kimberley
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...
Portraits of the Solidarity Economy: Food Cooperatives
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...
Farm for the Future (2009)
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.
Actions for Future (trailer)
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!
Grow the Change You Want To See In The World
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...
When It Comes To Food Security, The Question Is, Where Do We Want To Go From Here?
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
Corporate Couple Become Permaculture Activists
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
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
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...
Peter Joseph: When Normality Becomes Distortion
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: Everything you need to know about the secret U.N. plot, in one comic
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 (2010)
"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
A Fobia Da Relatividade (The Phobia Of Relativity)
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...
John Warner: Intellectual Ecology
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...
Permaculture: A Quiet Revolution (2008)
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...
The Zeitgeist Movement
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...
Sea Change: We All Live Downstream
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: From "We" Societies to "Us/Them" Societies and Back Again
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...
A Science of Behavior Applied to Society
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/