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LIVING INTO BEING

“What futures are YOU living into being?” asks this short film, taken from an interview with Culture Designer/Evolutionary Joe Brewer. A conversation about the context of the time we are living in, combined with aerial cinematography from various locations in the USA and Iceland.

Bhutan: The world’s first carbon negative country

Know about world’s first carbon negative country, Bhutan in under two minutes.

This country isn’t just carbon neutral — it’s carbon negative | Tshering Tobgay

Deep in the Himalayas, on the border between China and India, lies the Kingdom of Bhutan, which has pledged to remain carbon neutral for all time. In this illuminating talk, Bhutan’s Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay shares his country’s mission to put happiness before economic growth and set a world standard for environmental preservation. TEDTalks is […]

Rachel Armstrong — Creating carbon negative architecture

TEDGlobal 2009 Fellow Rachel Armstrong shows us a revolutionary approach to fight climate change — a way to make a building without emitting pollutants and instead captures and stores carbon dioxide See also http://livingarchitecturesystems.com/

Sabine Fuss-Negative Emissions in a Multi-Objective World

December 14th, 2015 “Negative Emissions in a Multi-objective World: Harnessing Carbon Dioxide Removal Potentials Under Sustainability Concerns” Sabine Fuss Head of the Working Group on Resources and International Trade Mercator Research institute on Global Commons and Climate Change Berlin, Germany

How can negative emissions become a reality at scale?

Carbon Brief asked attendees at The International Conference on Negative CO2 Emissions 2018, in Gothenburg, “What needs to happen for negative emissions to become a reality at scale?” Negative emissions: Scientists meet in Sweden for first international conference With contributions from (in order of appearance): Dr James Hansen, director of Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions […]

Sunshine Stories. Episode 5 Solar energy strengthens health services

More than 150.000 women die in Africa each year in childbirth. Solar energy helps to improve health services on the African countryside, especially for expectant mothers and their newborns. It saves lives!

Sunshine Stories. Episode 4 Solar power improves educational opportunities

Mwende is in her last year of primary school. The establishment of a solar-based mini-grid in the village has made it possible for her to do homework in the evenings and has raised the quality of teaching.

Sunshine Stories. Episode 3 Solar energy can revolutionize agriculture and boost food security

In Sub-Saharan Africa 2 billion acres of farmland are weather-dependent. Small farmers who have adopted solar water pumps and dryppirrigation reduce the risk of crop failure, improve productivity and increase food security.

Sunshine Stories. Episode 2 Solar boosting business

Access to electricity fosters entrepreneurship and increased economic activity. In this episode, you will meet men and women who has gotten their dream come through thanks to access to solar energy.

Sunshine Stories. Episode1 Solar energy leapfrogging central grids

Solar energy does more than generating power. Solar energy change and improve lives. Sunshine Stories is a short documentary series on how solar energy is a liberating power highligting tales of rural Africa.

High School Environmentalists Persuade Republican Congressman

Members of Traverse City Central High School’s SEA (Students for Environmental Advocacy) Club traveled to DC to attend the Citizens’ Climate Lobby national conference and to meet with their Representative, Congressman Jack Bergman on the issue of climate change. Citizens’ Climate Lobby: Homepage House Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus: Climate Solutions Caucus Press Release: https://curbelo.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1694

Paul Hawken – Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

Talk by Paul Hawken editor of the new book “Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming” recorded April 21st at Town Hall Seattle.

How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change | Allan Savory

“Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, it’s happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes […]

James Hansen and Daniel Galpern: Making the Carbon Majors Pay for Climate Action

Dr. James Hansen and his legal advisor, Daniel Galpern, Esq., discuss making the fossil fuel companies, the ‘Carbon Majors’, pay for the damage they have done to society, not only in terms of climate change and all of its impacts, but also health impacts. This Climate Matters show, videotaped at COP-23 in Bonn, Germany, furthers […]

James Hansen & Michael Shellenberger: Nuclear Power? Are Renewables Enough?

Climate Matters – In this show from COP-23, James Hansen and Michael Shellenberger present a compelling case for re-evaluating the role that a modern generation of nuclear power must play in the world’s energy mix if we are to avert a climate catastrophe of immense proportions. Be prepared to have some of your own personal […]

Kevin Anderson & Hugh Hunt – Quit the loose talk on climate change and let’s get serious!

In this Climate Matters show live from COP-23 in Bonn, Kevin Anderson of Britain’s Tyndall Center and Hugh Hunt of Cambridge University, go at it in a lively discussion of all the loose talk happening about climate change and the lack of meaningful action. A lively and light conversation for a very serious and weighty […]

This Exercise Is All the Help You Need

Why meditation may be important in the battle against climate change. In order to succeed in the battle agains climate change, global awareness raising is crucial. And to be effective, I believe outer and inner awareness raising must go hand in hand. Meditative/spiritual practices, creating links between the individual, the spiritual self and the planet, […]

A young inventor’s plan to recycle Styrofoam | Ashton Cofer

From packing peanuts to disposable coffee cups, each year the US alone produces some two billion pounds of Styrofoam — none of which can be recycled. Frustrated by this waste of resources and landfill space, Ashton Cofer and his science fair teammates developed a heating treatment to break down used Styrofoam into something useful. Check […]

The silent drama of photography | Sebastião Salgado

A very strong statement by the photographer Sebastião Salgado about the planet, the destructive behaviour by the human species, and what we need to do. Economics PhD Sebastião Salgado only took up photography in his 30s, but the discipline became an obsession. His years-long projects beautifully capture the human side of a global story that […]