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O.U.R. Ecovillage is a sustainable educational center and a presentation ground situated in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Their activities are rooted in Permaculture standards and give educational opportunities for natural...
Intro: 0:00 Part 1: Why Change?: 4:12 Part 2: Post Scarcity: 30:59 Part 3: Economic Organization and Calculation: 1:11:01 Q&A: 1:45:10 Berlin, Germany. November 12th, 2013   
Join Geoff Lawton on a Permaculture adventure as he demonstrates how to grow a food forest from start to finish. Over 90 minutes of quality information to get you on the right track in creating your own garden of Eden. We start with a 20 minute...
Soon after the destruction of typhoon Yolanda last November 2013, industrial designer Joshua Doolittle came to the Philippines to promote bamboo as a post-disaster rebuild strategy. Along with the help of willing locals, Doolittle designed and built an...
In this introductory video to permaculture, Bill Mollison, the movement's co-founder, takes the viewer through the history and developments of the movement. With startlingly laconic humour and insight he deconstructs the modern agribusiness and the "modern...
This is the kind of good I like to see in the world. Not only are they breaking down stereotypes, but they're doing something really meaningful. I absolutely love what he says about empowering children when they need it the most. One of the guys refers to...
An interactive film about permaculture in the tropics, with education and inspiration as the main threads running through this hour-and-a-half-documentary. We remind you subtitles are available! Visit http://www.seedsofpermaculture.org for more...
In this beautifully animated clip from Dirt! The Movie, Wangari Maathai tells an inspiring tale of doing the best you can under seemingly interminable odds.
Generation Waking Up is a global campaign to ignite a generation of young people to bring forth a thriving, just, sustainable world. This video is part of the Generation Waking Up Experience - called a 'WakeUp' for short - a multimedia educational workshop...
Complex tax systems allow for avoidance, evasion and expensive administration costs to both the public and private purse. At the recent G8 summit, the UK placed tax compliance as one of the most important issues facing the world today. Our fiscal system...
This animated short film visualizes what the Basic Income is, why a movement for it is growing around the globe, and how we could pay for it.
Can America follow the Swiss and afford to give its people a basic income? Due to Technological Unemployment, Ben Still believes the Basic Income not only is desirable, but will inevitably become essential in the long term. We will also need to...
A philosophical treatise against the practice of forced labor for income. An abridged reading of 'The Abolition of Work' by Bob Black. Please take the time to read the full, unedited essay available here: http://deoxy.org/endwork.htm Please consider...
It's the 21st century -- why are we working so much? And is there a solution that would have radically positive effects for all aspects of society and the economy? In Part 2: A Town Without Poverty Transcript: A lot of tasks are carried out by people...
We all use money, we all rely on money. But do we know how money works? Where does money come from? How is money created?
10 minutes of plain-spoken awesome. Economic Democracy is the BIG IDEA of our time. Make sure you don't miss the awesome moment starting at 2:30 that goes until 3:25!  "People will have to opt for either political democracy or economic democracy. That is...
Enough Is Enough lays out a visionary but realistic alternative to the perpetual pursuit of economic growth-an economy where the goal is enough, not more. “Based on the best-selling book by Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill, the film explores specific strategies...
Our ideas about financial investment have been fairly limited thus far. Investment has been all about maximizing financial return at any cost, even if that cost is environmental pollution, human dignity, or our moral compass. Our economy has focused...
If someone told you that a mountain of personal debt could be cleared via 3 simple changes to the way that money and banking works, would you like to know how? Would you like to see a more stable economy, with more jobs, less personal and government...
Imagine a world where you know, regardless of the nature of your work, that your efforts provide you with a livelihood that contributes to the well-being of others - your family, your friends, and society as a whole - in a way that respects the ecological...
Nigeria will be celebrating its 100th birthday in 2014 and as part of the celebration a new city will be built based on biomimicry. Following the systems of nature, the 'Smart City' will be built in Abuja, being self sufficient and interdependent. The...
Kids, try this one at home. Wish you could do more? You don't need a Kickstarter account, or even any Internet at all. Jealous that the folks behind this video, Urban Innovation Exchange and Detroit SOUP, are having all the fun? Invite some friends over...
In this colorfully animated short, Jacque Fresco talks about two different ways that people have gone about solving problems.
Go Green, Go Vegan is a short clip about a movement of volunteers promoting the vegan lifestyle in Taiwan. They offer vegan lunch boxes to the younger generation in different schools and universities to offer sustainable solutions to inspire teenagers for...
Justin Auciello grew up in Seaside Park, NJ loving the ocean, beach and surfing. But, that wasn't the only thing he loved. When he heard fire alarms go off, he'd hop on his bike and chase fire trucks because he "always wanted to be in the know," sharing...
With all due respect to Lizzie Velasquez, the vast majority of TED and TEDx talks are complete bullshit, and it's high time someone called them out on it. Benjamin Bratton, Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego, has...
This film is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. There are stories of communities printing their own money, growing food, localising their economies...
Full-length documentary following the legendary Masanobu Fukuoka on a visit to India. Masanobu Fukuoka is a farmer/philosopher who lives on the Island of Shikoku, in southern Japan. His farming technique requires no machines, no chemicals and very little...
The film, narrated by Peter and produced and directed by Tom and Barbara Burstyn, features Peter Proctor of New Zealand, the father of bio-dynamic agriculture. The documentary highlights his journey throughout India helping farmers revive their poisoned...
The Love Mob is: organized acts of Love. 
Khanyisa Mnyaka, co-founder of Agape Love Foundation, wants us all to be Superheroes. For more information visit www.agapelovefoundation.org  Supergirl - performed by Heather M. (www.reverbnation.com/heatherm) Used with permission. Video by Heather McCuen
This is a general overview of how to built a 14x14 solar cabin for under $2000. For complete step-by-step directions, videos, and more project plans including how to install solar power, drill your own well, build a composting toilet and more please visit...
This 90-minute biography of a fabulously quirky character aired on the PBS series American Masters. The producers found superb archival footage that demonstrated the genius and the iconoclast in Buckminster Fuller—architect, engineer, poet, inventor and...
The Peaceful Gathering of Hands is a free and collaborative event to unify diverse groups and individuals working for a more healthy, sustainable, and peaceful city. Please share this video with friends and family!
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...
What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.
Follow Grand Designs as they document the building of a self contained, sustainable earthship home using mostly recycled materials for construction. Earthships = the houses of the future! http://www.groundhouse.com/ Enjoy :) Daren Howarth and partner...
'Connected' is a film made by Paul and Kate Maple, a UK based couple who have made it their lives for the last 4 years. Worried about the future and the seemingly insurmountable mountain of problems in the world, Paul and Kate decided to ditch their busy...
This is the story of an ancient meditation technique named Vipassana, which shows people how to take control of their lives and channel them toward their own good. It is the story of a strong woman named Kiran Bedi, the former Inspector General of...
We as consciousness are doing what we can to help wake ourselves up. 0N3 L0V3
Addressing the UN Climate Talks on behalf of the Philippines, Yeb Sano didn't hesitate to connect Typhoon Haiyan to climate change and the fossil fuel industry's role in fueling the crisis. While he almost breaks down at several moments during his...
The Killing Fields is a documentary highlighting the importance that economics and taxation plays in wildlife conservation. The Film explores the relationship between Wildlife, Land, taxation and Law. The film Documents how the introduction of Land Value...
Archangel Ancient Tree Archive is a non-profit organization that collects, propagates, archives, and replants the genetics of ancient and iconic trees to restore the natural filter system to our water and air. These trees have the ability to clean our...
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...
This video consists of three mini-documentaries about permaculture: 1. (0:12) FOREST GARDENING with Robert Hart Find out loads about what forest gardening is, and how to make your own! 2. (15:55) PLANTS FOR A FUTURE with Ken Fern Second is an...
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...
The triple bottom line for business is people, planet, profit. What is it for housing? A group of people in Leeds, England have built a cohousing project that sets a triple-benefit bar for housing projects by prioritizing three core tenets: the...
Words From The Edge is a film about the unprecedented transition that we are undergoing from a culture of industrial growth and inequality to what must inevitably be more localised, sustainable, living economies. It's a film about what this shift...
Zumbara is a time-banking community that facilitates thousands of exchanges between people in Istanbul and in other cities in Turkey. Zumbara recognizes the opportunity to use the tool of time-banking to create a better connected community and an...
On every continent, women are taking the lead to protect and restore the natural environment, and are empowering others to respect the earth. Arise presents the stories of a diverse group of 13 women in five countries who have initiated solution-oriented...
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