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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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!
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 needs of people and the planet. A new approach to economic policy, from the global to the local, is desperately needed...
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...
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 overcome the lack of sustainability existing currently across the world and to work to incorporate new methods and...
"The real revolution is the revolution of values." While the idea of "sustainability" is typically associated with technical processes, eco-theory and engineering today, we often forget that our values and beliefs precede all such ideas and applications...
This starts video starts so well, it points to the futility of small lifestyle tweaks without tackling the bigger underlying issues, it then goes on to poke fun at the "we're here to save you" privileged white male attitude exemplified by certain...
The Española Farmers Market and Cultural Center is at 1005 North Railroad Avenue in Española, New Mexico. The market opens in mid June of each year and runs through October. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., every Monday. The outdoor farmers market has fresh fruits...
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...
Chris Bedford and Shelley Morhaim made this award winning 56 minute long film on the sustainability revolution in materials and manufacturing. "The Next Industrial Revolution" tells the story of architect William McDonough's and chemist Michael Braungart's...
CALL TO ACTION: Tell Kamehameha Schools to end genetic and chemical contamination of Ali'i Trust Lands! Dee Jay MailerCEO, Kamehameha Schoolsdemaile@ksbe.org Christopher PatingVP of Strategic Planning & Implementation, Kamehameha...
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...
This week, Cenk Uygur sits down with Peter Joseph, founder of the Zeitgeist movement and creator of Zeitgeist: Moving Forward. The Zeitgeist movement's goal is to create global sustainability by changing established social systems. Can people save the...
This film recounts the 2012 student strike in Quebec through the TV student's cameras at the University of Montreal : Universitv or UTV . It is made by the students themselves, at Montréal during the strike, using the video as a medium to militate against...
"Imagine what it would be like if, instead of branding us by our brains or looks, our schools and televisions described the divinity and greatness inside each one of us, and taught us the means to realize it. If, instead of idolizing wealth and fame...
“It’s kind of embarrassing,” Emmanuel of Oakland, California, responded when asked about carrying a reusable shopping bag. “It looks like a man-purse.”1 Emmanuel was part of a recent OgilvyEarth study entitled, Mainstream Green: Moving Sustainability from...
The Bottleneck. The Great Disruption. Peak Everything. The Great Turning. Whatever you call it, it's the big enchilada. In the words of filmmaker Tom Shadyac, "The shift is hitting the fan." We're experiencing the dawn of a revolutionary transformation...
“People are realizing that we can’t rely on the industrial food system much longer. The awakening that’s happening is our greatest opportunity,” says New Mexican farmer and activist Miguel Santistevan. This awakening has sparked the revival of local...
A friend of mine invited me to attend the World Ocean Summit titled “Sustainability and Governance” hosted by The Economist recently at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Half Moon Bay, CA. Sponsored by Shell, DNV-GL, and Google among others, it was attended by...
Feeling anxious about life in a broken economy on a strained planet? Turn despair into action. Feeling anxious about life in a broken-down society on a stressed-out planet? That’s hardly surprising: Life as we know it is almost over. While the...
Ecological economist Dave Batker questions whether GDP is an adequate measure of society's well-being and suggests workable alternatives. In this film produced by John de Graaf of AFFLUENZA fame, ecological economist Dave Batker presents a humorous...
It all started, in part, with Thomas Chevallier growing his own organic veggies and realizing the benefits of following a system that reflects the natural world, not only in the healthy food that was being produced, but the lesson of everything's inter...
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