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If current trends continue, by 2050 70% of the world's population will live in cities. Knowing that cities will grow both in number and surface, it is time to recognize the city as a natural ecosystem. In order to meet human needs now and in the future, nature-based and...
Empathy can be a force for radical social change, but only if we understand how to unleash it. - Roman Krznaric at TEDxAthens 2013
WORLD PEACE IS A LOCAL ISSUE documents how local efforts can impact national issues. The story begins in 1983, showing worldwide efforts to reverse the escalation of the nuclear arms race.
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.
Watch the true story of a town who discovered strength in unity and turned the tables on the powerful oil & gas industry. Help us share this inspiring video with everyone you know! Visit http://earthjustice.org/advocacy-campaigns/unfracktured to learn more.
A whirlwind week in Singapore exploring the amazing story of how Singapore came to be one of the most 'biophilic' cities of the world, on the cutting edge of ecocity design and innovation. Did you have any idea? There has been unprecedented priority given in recent years to...
"Another World" is a film about the grassroots initiatives in Greece that form another world right here and now, away from the crisis and beyond capitalism (Greek narration, English subtitles in captions). We live in an upside world. Right now in the planet there is a unjust...
Bruce Parker is a small business owner from Alexandria, VA. He's concerned about climate change, and he joined Citizens Climate Lobby to do something about it. Bruce explains why he thinks a carbon tax is the best policy for our economy, our health, and our planet. Visit...
Today it is possible to create together a moneyless economy based on human needs. Bioecon provides the necessary tools so that we can make it at local, regional and global scales. READMORE Bioecon is a peer to peer, growth sensitive, decentralized and self regulated...
Worlds apart, a five-star chef, a twelve year-old girl, and a retired school teacher discover how their individual efforts to feed the poor ignite a movement in the fight against hunger. Award-winning chef Narayanan Krishnan, fighting against the caste system in India, quits...
The movement for localization is growing rapidly, worldwide. These international voices from the 2014 Economics of Happiness conference in Bangalore, India, succinctly tell us why globalization is so damaging, why localization is the most strategic antidote, and what we can...
"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
In Singapore, the challenge of feeding a growing population is pushing the concept of urban farming to new heights. A super-efficient vertical farming system is producing greens for 5 million residents. "Can we supply enough food for everyone on the planet?" is a question...
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...
Action for Happiness is a movement for positive social change. We're bringing together people from all walks of life who want to play a part in creating a happier society for everyone. For fifty years we've aimed relentlessly at higher incomes. But despite being much...
Your community needs you – now, more than ever. This books tells you why and what you can do to help, giving examples of creative, exciting and fulfilling projects and initiatives being done by people just like you, in places just like yours The new book from Rob Hopkins...
Meet Mr. Happy Man: 88-year-old Bermudian Johnny Barnes devotes six hours every day to an endearing traffic ritual that has made him one of the island’s most cherished citizens. Come rain or shine, he’s there. He stands and blows kisses. This story will make you smile. Every...
Travel to 9 countries with Matt Briggs to uncover the best ideas, cutting-edge technologies and restorative solutions to help curb climate change. You can view the full program or the chaptered version. DEEP GREEN Chapter Editions include: Energy Efficiency Most of us don’t...
What if you really could change the world? Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize winner, firmly believes that each and every one of us can and should contribute to creating a better world. In this empowering RSA Short Jody explains why it is so important that we strive to make a...
FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental...
Never before in known history have so many people relied on so few for the basic essentials of life. In our present-day democracies, freedom is slowly being commodified. We have been giving our democratic governments more and more freedom while they have been busy restricting...
On October 2nd 1992, Marland Mold, a Pittsfield, Massachusetts plastic mold manufacturer became an employee-owned company. The once radical notion of worker ownership was employed for conservative purposes--conserving jobs. Within months, with ongoing company-wide democratic...
Every libertarian should watch and share this with their libertarian friends for extended discussion. Classical anarchists will love it too. The video kindly cuts through all of the divisive rhetoric and misunderstandings and offers a constructive path towards greater human...
A documentary film introducing Permaculture - designing a world where people and planet can thrive. Update On Our Goal (5-4-14) We've met our initial goal! The way that folks have mobilized around this campaign is powerful and inspiring. Thank you. It speaks to the...
What if roads and parking lots were solar, fueling enough energy from the sun to power nearby communities as well as electric vehicles? Scott and Julie Brusaw, the inventors/creators have the answer. They have a IndieGoGo funding campaign active through May 31st...
What 3 words would you use to describe your home town? This is a small taster of the larger documentary yet to come which tries to summarise what the final production will be. This is a documentary concerning Newtown. (Y Drenewydd) A documentary about Newtown and the...
Feel like doing something fun, cool and important? Go out and clean a beach! This is an inspirational film about cleaning a beach, with information about where all the litter comes from and how much is in the ocean. The message is also to have fun while you are at it. Enjoy!
Youth in 70 countries are calling for climate action with more than 230 documentaries. The response to the Action4Climate competition has been overwhelming. The competition closed April 1, and the Connect4Climate team worked hard to compile a trailer of some incredible...
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 architecture...
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 Permaculture Classroom as...
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 impressively simple...
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 plague:" manicured...
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 himself as...
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 information and extra...
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 that inspires young...
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 is in need of serious...
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 continuously lower work hours...
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 donating to this and...
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 not employed to carry...
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, they will have to...
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 to fix the financial...
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 narrowly on creating and...
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 debt? Take action: Join...
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 limits of the...
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 design will use...
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 and play a...