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A New Approach To Solving Problems | Charles Eisenstein

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It would be hard to argue that the environmental movement, which began in earnest in the 1960s, and despite several successes in the 1970s, has failed. Today, the Clean Water Act has been ignored with fracking, Fukushima is releasing millions of gallons of radioactive water into the ocean with no end in sight, countries are racing to begin drilling in the arctic which is only possible because of the warming planet. 

The warnings of environmentalists have not been heeded. Perhaps it is time to take a look at the approach. Maybe our habitual responses to the issues are part of the problem. In this short video, Charles Eisenstein explains how taking a closer look at how we respond and communicate about the environmental crises might illuminate a new pathway forward.

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Films For Action is a library for people who want to change the world.

 

Our mission is to provide citizens with the knowledge and perspectives essential to creating a more beautiful, just, sustainable, and democratic society.

Films For Action was founded in 2006 by a few friends in Lawrence, Kansas, after realizing how essential healthy media is to a healthy democracy.

Over the last 15 years, we've reviewed and curated over 1,000 free documentaries and 4,000 short films, plus over 150 pay-per-view documentaries, spanning 34 topics related to changing the world.

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