Videos about Solutions
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Fungus: The Plastic of the Future
Motherboard dives head first into the R+D world surrounding the development of fungi as a viable replacement for plastic, and the people who hope it can lead to a better and...
Forget Shorter Showers
Would any sane person think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday; or that chopping...
Living With The Land
A rich and imersive nine part series looking at all aspects of living with the land. Produced by Permaculture magazine and Permaculture People the films explore successful...
How a Land High in the Western Himalayas Can Help Us Understand The Crisis of The Modern World
This is a clip from The Economics of Happiness (2011). Thanks to the filmmakers, you can watch the full documentary online for FREE through the month of August, 2015 here on...
Unity: Not The Same, But Equal (2015)
Seven years in the making, the new documentary, UNITY, takes an in-depth look at what it truly means to be human. Writer/Director Shaun Monson (EARTHLINGS), collaborates with...
The Venus Project by Jacque Fresco
For more information visit the official web site: thevenusproject.com Facebook: facebook.com/TheVenusProjectGlobal Music: Salomon Ligthelm - Close Horizonz Hanz Zimmer ...
ʻĀINA: That Which Feeds Us (2015)
ʻĀINA (pronounced "eye-nah") means "That Which Feeds Us" in the Hawaiian language. The film highlights a way to address some of the most pressing environmental and health...
Where is California's Water Really Going? (And Where is it not?)
Comedian Eddie Pepitone gives some revealing statistics about how California's water is distributed during the most recent water shortage. (2015)
Horizon-1: A New Horizon For Humanity
For two weeks in March 2015, a film crew was given exclusive access to the Horizon-1 high-tech experimental community, which has been in development since 2006 via an...
The Anarchist Ideal Summed Up Beautifully in 7 Minutes
This 7-minute clip from Engines of Domination discusses the abolition of armed central authority and what kind of world that would make possible -- a world of peaceful...
'Hobbit House' Family Succeed in Quest to save Home from Bulldozers
A young family has won its epic battle to live in a real-life “hobbit house” after defeating an attempt by planners to bulldoze it. Charlie Hague and Megan Williams, both 27...
Got First World Problems? This Might Help
A pop-up shop selling placebo pills for “first-world problems” just opened its doors in Amsterdam on June 7th. A Netherlands-based fund created the campaign to raise money for...
First He Left His Wall Street Job. Now He's Fed Over 14,000 Homeless For Free
In 2013, Mason Wartman left a successful career on Wall Street to open Rosa’s Fresh Pizza. Inspired by the kindness of one customer, Wartman instituted a system that allows...
Kid Warrior: The Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Story
The planet doesn't need saving. We do. Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is not your average 14 year old. Dubbed the ‘Anti-Bieber', he is mobilizing his army of teens in 25 countries to...
Redesigning Cities Could Solve Our Biggest Problems. But We're Hardly Talking About Them.
Cities are the biggest thing we create. But when we talk about sustainability, there is still surprisingly little discussion about how our cities are designed as a whole. This...
How to Fix America's Beef Problems, In Under Two Minutes
Denis Hayes recently dropped by the Grist office to talk about his new book,Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America’s Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and...
Tired of the Two-Party System Foiling Alternatives? Instant-Runoff Voting Is The Obvious Solution
Matt Gonzalez, President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, speaks to the Green Party national convention. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. June 26th, 2004. www.mattgonzalez.com
Can We Do It Ourselves? (2015)
Within modern life exists a paradox: we celebrate democracy as a political system, but not as an economic system, even though our workplaces have a far greater impact on our...
The Future of Energy: Lateral Power to the People (2015)
The Future of Energy is a powerful documentary that captures the movement across the United States to transition to renewable energy and what everyday people are doing to help...
The Bloom Episode 3: New Ways of the Sacred
Part III of The Bloom “New Ways of The Sacred” looks at how Transformational Festivals are venues for an active engagement with ancient, universal themes of MYTHOS, RITUAL and...
5 Dumbest Parts of the Black on Black Crime Myth
Black on Black Crime is the myth that just won't die. Despite being repeatedly shown to be ludicrous, it was still a large feature of the coverage of the Baltimore protests of...
The Soil Solution To Climate Change (2013)
What If A Solution To Climate Change Was Beneath Your Feet?  Soil is a living universe beneath our feet. As important to our lives as clean air and water, soil also holds a...
Capture the Rain and Rebuild the Economy
This fun animation shows how reconnecting trees to our city's watersheds is one of the fastest ways to create lasting jobs while rebuilding local economies and preparing our...
The Bloom Episode 2: Practicing The New World
Part II of The Bloom explores how Transformational Festivals have become incubators and spaces for “Practicing The New World”, where the festivals are produced using a model of...
Films For Action & The Bloom: Transformational Festivals Panel - "Practicing The New World"
Transformational Festivals Panel for “Practicing The New World” LIVE at 7:00pm April 29th following the LIVE MASS VIEWING of THE BLOOM PART II  Part II of The Bloom explores...
How We Live: A Journey Towards a Just Transition
Modern production is based on extraction from the planet, and modern finance is based on extraction from the many for the benefit of the very few. What would a new economy look...
The Bloom Episode 1: Fundamental Frequencies
The Bloom Part I looks at the “Fundamental Frequencies” of the Transformational Festival experience—how they immerse participants in a world of INSPIRATION, restoring a deeply...
Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective (2015)
Humanity is more than ever threatened by its own actions; we hear a lot about the need to minimize footprints and to reduce our impact. But what if our footprints were...
The System Is Failing. We All Know It. It's Time to Start Talking about What's Next
Growing inequality, political stalemate, and climate disruption prompt an important insight. When the old ways no longer produce the outcomes we are looking for, something...
The Emperor's New Clothes (Trailer)
The Emperor's New Clothes trailer - a film by Michael Winterbottom with Russell Brand. Milton Friedman once said that every crisis was an opportunity.
WeTheUncivilised: A Life Story (2015)
Grassroots documentary film, seeking to challenge the story of civilisation, by exploring an inspiring narrative of connection and belonging.  At the heart of our...
This Is What Energy Democracy Looks Like
Profit-driven approaches to our energy supply are not working. Emissions continue to rise and our climate is rapidly changing. How can we move toward “energy democracy,”...
Seeds of Time
A perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. Gene banks of the world are crumbling, crop failures are...
What Does It Take to Start a Worker Co-Op? A Practical Video Guide to Democratizing Our Economy
A new film asks whether practicing workplace democracy would be easier if our media gave us as many visions of collaboration as they do of competition? As Sarah van Gelder...
The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible - Charles Eisenstein
"There is a vast territory between what we're trying to leave behind, and where we want to go - and we don't have any maps for that territory." - Charles Eisenstein Filmed in...
Intro to Participatory Economics
This is a short animated introduction to Participatory Economics. It's made about 10 times more hilarious and enjoyable to watch thanks to the laugh track and frequent jokes.
Money Is The Problem
For us to survive as a species we have to understand what money is doing to us, and how we can address these issues. This is the overview video explaining what the problem with...
Bill Moyers: Imagine If America Had Adopted Martin Luther King's Economic Dream
A discussion on King’s vision of economic justice, and how so little has changed for America’s most oppressed.  
Democracy Needs A None Of The Above Option To Work (2014)
Four videos by NOTA UK on why we need a formal 'None of the Above' (NOTA) option on the ballot paper for all future elections and how to properly implement it. All too often...
A Sustainable Death
What do you want to happen to your body after you die? Our current funeral practices are far from sustainable. Even a "green" funeral fails to account for the existing toxins...
Detroit Part II: Bankruptcy Dictatorship & Foreclosed Futures
 On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin, features part II of BTS' on-the-ground coverage from Detroit. 
This Community Is Transforming a Blighted Neighborhood Into a Vibrant Lab of Possibilities
The Urban Farming Guys have been busy the last several years, doing amazing work transforming one of the most blighted inner-city zip codes in Kansas City. They're not just...
Protecting the Source, Inspiring the Future: The Story of Pachamama Alliance
The Pachamama Alliance is a non-profit organization working to create a just, thriving and sustainable world for all. Our work started in the Amazon rainforest with a call from...
How Whales Change Climate
When whales were at their historic populations, before their numbers were reduced, it seems that whales might have been responsible for removing tens of millions of tonnes of...
Wayward Nation: The New American Dream Is a Catalyst
The last stop of the trip, or so they think, is when the group arrives in Boston, the birthplace of America. It's been a few months since the horror of the Boston Marathon...
INSURRECTO-RIOTOSIS
This week we bring you an exclusive report on the pandemic that’s infecting the globe. Insurrecto-Riotosis. The first wave of the pandemic was reported in the city of Nantes in...
Wayward Nation: The New American Dream Is Alive
The next stop is New York City, where they meet Jess Matthews, the inventor of the Soccket Ball, a soccer ball that charges electricity and has been championed by Bill Clinton...
Time As Money: A Documentary Film About Time Banking
From small town neighborhoods to cities, the shift in the economy and continued financial struggles is having an adverse effect on communities and creating devastating...
Wayward Nation: The New American Dream Is Gutsy
In Detroit the guys face a more serious challenge. They meet Jackie Zimmerman, creator of Girls With Guts, a support group for young women with IBD and Crohn's Disease. She has...
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...