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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.

Game Over for the Climate?

Eminent Arctic and Ocean Physics scientist, Dr. Peter Wadhams, and Dr. Maria Pia Casarini discuss the possibility that it’s ‘game over’ for the climate. Hosted by Stuart Scott, at COP22 Marrakesh. Please watch and share.

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: Home One: Landing House Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus: Climate Solutions Caucus Press Release: […]

The Crisis of Civilization – Full Length Documentary Movie HD

A dark comedy remix mash-up bonanza about the end of industrial civilization. Created by Dean Puckett http://www.graspthenettlefilm.com/ & Nafeez Ahmed https://www.patreon.com/nafeez Animations by Lucca Benney Based on the Book by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed https://twitter.com/NafeezAhmed Like the book on which it is based, the film consists of seven parts which explore the interconnected dynamic of global […]

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 […]

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 wood and carrying water would have gotten people out of Tsarist prisons; or that dancing around a fire would have helped put in place the Voting Rights Act […]

James Hansen & Granddaughter Sophie at COP-23: Young People’s Burden

Dr. James Hansen and his granddaughter, Sophie Kivlehan, confront the world leaders with the truth of the burden being placed on young people. (RCP is defined here https://youtu.be/4dSe1vCHUto?t=7m0s) You will find this Climate Matters show, videotaped at COP-23 in Bonn, Germany, to be most pertinent and pointed.

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 […]

James Hansen – Scientific Reticence: A Threat to Humanity and Nature

James Hansen, Pam Peterson, and Philip Duffy join us to discuss how the hesitancy among scientists to express the gravity of our situation is a major block to our understanding and response to climate change, The reticence results from a combination of factors: political pressure, institutional conservatism, the desire to avoid controversy, aspiring to objectivity, […]

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 […]

A Human Being Is A Part Of The Whole

Words of Wisdom by Albert Einstein A quote by Einstein: A human being is a part of the whole, called by us “Universe”, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is […]

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 […]

TEDxEQCHCH – Helena Norberg-Hodge – The Economics of Happiness

Part of the process of re-imaging Christchurch is taking a look at our place in the world, and in particular the rapid cultural shifts we’ve seen in the short existence of the city that urbanisation and the shift in economics have driven. One presenter who can help inform us about these issues is Helena Norberg-Hodge. […]