Saturday, November 23, 2013

''SOS Philippines'' - The song after the storm! [TYPHOON HAIYAN / YOLANDA]

Please share this song and video on all social medias. You should hear these children's voices! They're from different parts of Panay island, also hit by the storm. Please help us encourage more help/aid from the rest world, and to deliver a message of hope and solidarity to the Philippines and humanity. The Filipino spirit is a force of nature, struggling to rise up. With all your help, we can survive this crisis. This song connects us all as one humanity, from our island, to the rest of the Visayas, the Philippines - and the rest of the world! Please ask all your friends to share. One Love! Thanks for those who contributed to delivering this SOS.

Monday, October 21, 2013

What if we change: Documentary on Ecosystem Restoration by John D. Liu

All across the world, people are making efforts to restore and protect the ecosystem they are part of. Video reporters of the initiative What if we change followed the work of local communities and organizations in India, Bolivia, Mali and Bonaire for two years. This documentary is compiled from over 1000 video stories they produced for the interactive platform whatifwechange.org. It shows both the challenges AND the solutions when it comes to offering nearly 7 billion people a healthy life on earth.

Environmental filmmaker John D. Liu offers reflections on the benefits of ecosystem restoration for people and planet.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Worlds Largest Bicycle Parking Facility at Trainstation Utrecht Central, The Netherlands

Utrecht Central Station will get the largest bicycle parking facility in the World; it will house some 12.500 bicycles. The first part will be ready in 2016, in 2018 the entire parking facility and the square on top of it will be ready.

Greenland's Mega Canyon: Another 'Grand Canyon'

Hidden for all of human history, a 460 mile long canyon has been discovered below Greenland's ice sheet. Using radar data from NASA's Operation IceBridge and other airborne campaigns, scientists led by a team from the University of Bristol found the canyon runs from near the center of the island northward to the fjord of the Petermann Glacier.

A large portion of the data was collected by IceBridge from 2009 through 2012. One of the mission's scientific instruments, the Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder, operated by the Center for the Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets at the University of Kansas, can see through vast layers of ice to measure its thickness and the shape of bedrock below.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Liquid Ivory: How Palm Oil is Killing Indonesia's Elephants

The Ecologist Film Unit travels to Indonesia to investigate the impact palm cultivation - and the resulting deforestation - is having on the Sumatran elephant, the world's most critically endangered elephant.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Thai Oil Spill Hits Beach at Koh Samet Island

Crude oil that leaked from a pipeline in the Gulf of Thailand over the weekend has reached a tourist resort.




PTT ... and at least 300 navy soldiers are cleaning up the damage caused by an oil slickthat has pollutedAo Phrao beach on Samet island. On Monday the oil entered the bayand washed up on the beach at Ao Phrao, on the western part of the island, on Sunday night. The oil slickhas affected the entirebeach of the small bay. Read more at Bangkok Post

PTT Global Chemical Plc (PTTGC) apologised on Monday for the oil spill from its pipeline that has damaged a beach on Koh Samet, one of the country's most popular tourist destinations, and promised to complete the clean up and restoration by Thursday. Read more at Bangkok Post

Monday, July 29, 2013

World Tiger Day: Tiger Island - A BBC Natural World Documenrary

'Tiger Island' is a BBC Natural World documentary following Panthera's CEO and tiger expert, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, as he investigates a controversial project to rehabilitate and release conflict tigers in Sumatra. Travel with Dr. Rabinowitz as he visits a 'sanctuary' for conflict tigers in southern Sumatra and learn what he discovers while monitoring tigers released back into the wild. Find out if this new and radical approach to tiger conservation could put tigers and local villagers in harm's way or be a tool used to help save the Critically Endangered Sumatran tiger from extinction.

Global Tiger Day: The Wild American Tiger by National Geographic

With more tigers living in captivity in the United States than in the wild, what effect is the relationship between human and beast having on the wild tiger crisis?

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Company of Ants and Bees Documentary

Documentary in which Professor James Gould argues that ants and bees have important things to tell us about human society and its future chances.

Vanishing Of The Bees Full Movie

Stop the Hunting of Polar Bears for Profit

The polar bear's future is melting away, along with its Arctic sea ice habitat. Yet some countries still allow the bears to be hunted for profit and their body parts sold in the international market.

Skywatcher: The Scariest, Most Shocking Climate Change Video of 2012

This documentary should make you think twice before dismissing persistent tracks in the sky from condensation trails, or "chemtrails."

Skywatcher is a 25-minute science presentation discussing weather modification and the REAL cause of climate change, which is anthropogenic CLOUD cover-- much more than greenhouse gases like CO2-- and the spraying of "cloud seeding" chemicals (especially silver iodide) for precipitation enhancement.

This video shows exactly HOW we make clouds with aircraft, why the jet contrails persist now (when they used to disappear much more quickly), and why we're finding high levels of metals in our water and soil, including aluminum and strontium. ...you sure you want the truth?

Don't Let the Belugas Go Silent by Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan calls for citizen action to stop the Apache Alaska Corporation from deploying seismic airguns in the critical habitat of the last 284 beluga whales of Alaska's Cook Inlet.

Bringing Back the Rainforest

Tar Sands Oil Is Killing Our Planet by Robert Redford

Developing the Canadian tar sands will wreak havoc with our climate for decades to come. And the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry this toxic tar sands fuel from Alberta to Texas, would threaten drinking water supplies in America's heartland.

It's time for millions of us to come together and demand clean power. "Join me in saying No to tar sands oil and Yes to clean energy!" -Robert Redford

Making People Care About Climate Change

Remember climate change? For the first time since 1984, the issue didn't even come up in a presidential debate. But bringing climate change back into our national conversation is as much a communications challenge as it is a scientific one. Scientist Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, joins Bill to describe his efforts to do what even Hurricane Sandy couldn't — galvanize communities over what's arguably the greatest single threat facing humanity. Leiserowitz, who specializes in the psychology of risk perception, knows better than anyone if people are willing to change their behavior to make a difference.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Climate Change: "I told you so..."

The Pacific Adventures of the Climate Crab

The Pacific Adventures of the Climate Crab aims to raise awareness of the science and impacts of El Niño and La Niña and encourage Pacific Islanders to take early action in preparing for these extreme events.

Friday, July 5, 2013

The Wild and Beautiful Bering Sea

This beautiful, wild place, home to one of the most productive ecosystems on the planet is at risk. Unsustainable fishing will continue destroying essential habitat in the Bering Sea Canyons, and taking massive amounts of fish that other animals depend on to survive - unless we act now to protect it.

Get the Coal Energy Facts: Help Us Stop Coal Exports Explained by Alia Shawkat aka Maeby

Multi-billion dollar coal companies like Arch, Ambre, and Peabody want to ship the coal buried under the United States to Asia, releasing disastrous amounts of carbon pollution, just to line their own pockets. This expansion in US coal exports could release more carbon pollution than any other new fossil fuel project in the United States.

Coal exports out of the Pacific Northwest could pose a bigger climate threat than the Keystone XL pipeline. Coal companies are scheming to export over 150 million tons of coal through the region. If we're serious about halting the worst impacts of climate change, we must do something to stop Arch, Ambre, and Peabody's plans, and keep this coal in the ground.

Disappearing Arctic Sea Ice: Melting Polar Ice Cap

"Arctic Sea Ice Max is 5th-Lowest on Record - This animation shows the seasonal change in the extent of the Arctic sea ice between March 1, 2012 and February 28, 2013. The annual cycle starts with the maximum extent reached on March 15, 2012. Every summer the Arctic ice cap melts down to its minimum extent before colder weather builds the ice cover back up.

This new ice generated on an annual basis is called 'first-year' ice and is thinner than the older sea ice. The perennial ice is the portion of the ice cap that spans multiple years and represents its thickest component. On September 13, 2012, the sea ice minimum covered 3.439 million square kilometers, that is down by more than 3.571 million square kilometers from the high of 7.011 million square kilometers measured in 1980. The annual maximum extent for 2013 reached on February 28 reached an extent of 15.09 million square kilometers."

Greenland Ice Melt At 97 Percent, NASA Satellites Show

Greenland's ice sheet is losing some 150 gigatons of ice a year and three satellites have found that 97 percent of Greenland has undergone a thaw never before seen in 33 years of satellite tracking. In other words, the pace of ice melt is increasing.

Arctic ice melting at amazing speed

David Shukman visits the Ny-Alesund research base in Svalbard. Scientists in the Arctic are warning that this summer's record-breaking melt is part of an accelerating trend with profound implications.

Norwegian researchers report that the sea ice is becoming significantly thinner and more vulnerable.

I Love The Arctic: See What Happens

President Barack Obama Encourages You to Join the Energy Revolution

Gasland I The Full Movie (2010)

Gasland II Official Trailer, Premieres July 8th 2013 on HBO

GASLAND Part II from Emmy Winning and Oscar Nominated Director Josh Fox premieres on HBO July 8th 2013. Check local listings.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Sustainable Palm Oil: The Way Forward

This video describes the work of the Sustainable Palm Oil team in WWF-Malaysia. It also shows how some oil palm companies are already contributing a role in conservation work on the ground. You too can make a difference.

Underground Bicycle Parking Systems in Japan

Too many bicycles and not enough space in Japan - so what do they do?
They dig wells in the ground and build robotic systems to store your two wheelers underground - safe from harsh weather and naughty thieves.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Education For All: Class of 2015

75 million children are out of schoool, and millions more struggle to stay in school. This is a battle we can win - with the right political will and resources Education for All is possible.

This short film was produced for the Education for All: Class of 2015 that was launched at the UN in September 2008. The class brings together celebrities, world leaders and activists to ensure that Education for All becomes a reality.

Millenium Development Goals for 2015

In the year 2000, 189 leaders from around the world met at the historic Millenium Summit in New York.

According to the then Secretary-General of the UN, Kofi Annan, the UNs role for the next millenium will be crucial; making it a focal point for joint efforts in a world that presents worrisome statistics that endanger the perpetuation of generations to come.



• 1.2 billion people live with less than US$1.00 per day.
• 800 million people are malnourished.
• 153 million children are below their ideal weight.

• 115 million children are not enrolled in school.
• 97% of these children are in developing countries.

• 64% of the worlds illiterate population are women.
• 80% of the worlds refugee population are women.
• 60% of children not enrolled in primary school are women.

• Every year 10 million children die of preventable diseases.
• 30 thousand deaths per day.

• Anually, 500 mil thousand women die when giving birth or during their pregnancy.
• In Africas Sub-Saharan region 1 in 16 women die in these conditions.
• In countries of the OCDE this same proportion is of only 1 in every 2800 women.

• In the year 2000, 22 million people had died of AIDS.
• 13 million children lost their parents to the HIV virus.
• 40 million people live with the virus.
• Anually, 300 million cases of malaria are detected.
• Anually 60 million people are infected by tuberculosis.

• In the year 2000 1 billion people in developing countries didnt have access to drinkable water.
• 2.4 billion people didnt have access to sanitary services.
• 14% of the worlds population (in the developed world) produces 44% of the yearly CO2 total.

• US$ 100 billion are necessary for acheiving the MDGs.
• 0.5 of the GDP of developed countries is necessary for raising that amount.

The result of this meeting?
A commitment, with a set deadline; 2015.
Erradicate extreme poverty and hunger.
Achieve universal primary education.
Promote gender equality and empower women.
Reduce child mortality.
Improve maternal health.
Combat AIDS/HIV, malaria and other diseases.
Ensure environmental sustainability.
Develop a global partnership for development.

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): Let's Step Up #MDGMomentum

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are the most successful global anti-poverty push in history. Governments, international organizations and civil society groups around the world have helped to cut in half the world's extreme poverty rate. More girls are in school. Fewer children are dying. The world continues to fight killer diseases, such as malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS.

As we approach the 2015 target date for the MDGs, there are less than 1,000 days to accelerate action on issues such as hunger, access to education, improved sanitation, maternal health and gender equality. Check out these new MDG infographics showing the world's progress and the challenges that remain. To build a better world, let's together drive #MDGmomentum.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Alberta Oil Sands: The Real Story about Tar Sands

Find out the real story about the Alberta oil sands, including the challenges we are facing and how the Government of Alberta is addressing them as a responsible energy producer.

Genetic Engineering: The world's greatest scam? #GMO

Genetic engineering is a threat to food security, especially in a changing climate. The introduction of genetically manipulated organisms by choice or by accident grossly undermines sustainable agriculture and in so doing, severely limits the choice of food we can eat.

Once GE plants are released into the environment, they are out of control. If anything goes wrong - they are impossible to recall.

GE contamination threatens biodiversity respected as the global heritage of humankind, and one of our world's fundamental keys to survival.

Unacceptable Levels Trailer by Ed Brown

Unacceptable Levels examines the results of the chemical revolution of the 1940s through the eyes of affable filmmaker Ed Brown, a father seeking to understand the world in which he and his wife are raising their children.

To create this debut documentary, one man and his camera traveled extensively to find and interview top minds in the fields of science, advocacy, and law. Weaving their testimonies into a compelling narrative, Brown presents us with the story of how the chemical revolution brought us to where we are, and of where, if we’re not vigilant, it may take us.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

President Obama's plan to address climate change and transition to clean energy #Infographic

President Obama believes we have a moral obligation to lead the fight against carbon pollution. Share the details of his plan to help make sure people in your community get the facts

LGBT Timeline: Love is Love

Robert Redford thanks President Barack Obama for Acting on Climate Change

President Obama has taken a big step in combating climate change by tackling carbon pollution at its source, power plants. We owe him thanks for protecting our families and future generations.

President Barack Obama Speaks on Climate Change

President Obama lays out his vision for a comprehensive plan to reduce carbon pollution, prepare our country for the impacts of climate change, and lead global efforts to fight it.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Addressing the threat of Climate Change by President Barack Obama

At 1:35 on Tuesday June 25th President Obama will speak at Georgetown University on the growing threat of climate change. He will lay out his vision of where we need to go, to do what we can to address and prepare for the serious implications of a changing climate.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

World Refugee Day: More than 45 million refugees message by Mia Farrow

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow has added her voice to those calling for more protection and support for the world's more than 45 million refugees on World Refugee Day.

Save The Arctic: The Arctic ice we all depend on is disappearing. Fast.

In the last 30 years, we’ve lost as much as three-quarters of the floating sea ice cover at the top of the world. The volume of that sea ice measured by satellites in the summer, when it reaches its smallest, has shrunk so fast that scientists say it’s now in a ‘death spiral’.

For over 800,000 years, ice has been a permanent feature of the Arctic ocean. It’s melting because of our use of dirty fossil fuel energy, and in the near future it could be ice free for the first time since humans walked the Earth. This would be not only devastating for the people, polar bears, narwhals, walruses and other species that live there - but for the rest of us too.

The ice at the top of the world reflects much of the sun’s heat back into space and keeps our whole planet cool, stabilising the weather systems that we depend on to grow our food. Protecting the ice means protecting us all.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Greenpeace Airship Flies Over Beautiful Juneau, Alaska to Protect the Bering Sea

Greenpeace's 105-foot thermal airship, A.E. Bates, flew over Juneau, Alaska while the North Pacific Fishery Management Council was meeting to decide whether or not to protect the world's largest underwater canyons in the Bering Sea.. The North Pacific Council is the governing body that decides how much fish is caught in Alaskan waters and what protection measures need to be taken.

Over a billion dollars of seafood - mostly pollock, but other species as well - is harvested in the Bering Sea each year. Zhemchug and Pribliof Canyons -- the largest underwater canyons in the world - are carved into the Green Belt zone along the shelf break where they fuel high productivity and provide critical habitat for fish and wildlife. Despite the ecological and economic importance of this stretch of ocean, the increasing threat of climate change, and the uncertainty involved in managing these fisheries, there are no areas protected from fishing along the entire shelf break. That must change. Given how little we understand about deep sea ecosystems or the connections between seafloor habitats and commercially important species, it is extremely risky not to set aside representative portions of the shelf break as a buffer against uncertainty.

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Environment: Save the planet

Fracking Hell: The Untold Story about The Marcellus Shale

An original investigative report by Earth Focus and UK's Ecologist Film Unit looks at the risks of natural gas development in the Marcellus Shale. From toxic chemicals in drinking water to unregulated interstate dumping of potentially radioactive waste that experts fear can contaminate water supplies in major population centers including New York City, are the health consequences worth the economic gains? Marcellus Shale contains enough natural gas to supply all US gas needs for 14 years. But as gas drilling takes place, using a process called hydraulic fracturing or "fracking," toxic chemicals and methane gas seep into drinking water. Now experts fear that unacceptable levels of radioactive Radium 226 in gas development waste. Fracking chemicals are linked to bone, liver and breast cancers, gastrointestinal, circulatory, respiratory, developmental as well as brain and nervous system disorders. Such chemicals are present in frack waste and may find their way into drinking water and air.

Fracking Explained by CNN

How is hydraulic fracturing different from drilling for oil? And why is it called 'fracking'? CNN explains it to you.

Fracking by David Letterman

Perhaps you've notice the similarities between Tobacco advertising and that of the Natural Gas Industry. Years ago the tobacco industry vehemently denied any connection between smoking and health issues. Tobacco advertising in the 1950's would often include doctors and other medical professionals in their ads as a method of allaying public concerns. After all if you doctor smoked, what's the harm? The Natural Gas industry hasn't gone as far as including doctors or even actors dressed up as doctors in their advertising, nonetheless, the advertising and talking points do include words like "Safe", "Natural", "Clean". These words are selected to make the public feel more comfortable.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Stop Coca-Cola Trashing Australia

In March, Coca-Cola won its court case to stop a popular and proven 10 cent recycling refund scheme in the Northern Territory -- a program that has already doubled recycling rates in the territory, and operated successfully in South Australia for over 30 years saving tens of millions of plastic containers from ending up in our beaches and oceans. This loose rubbish is estimated to affect up to 65% of Australian seabirds. Some mistake the plastic for food. When they swallow too much, their tiny stomachs become so full they're unable to ingest any food -- literally starving to death on a full stomach.

Please watch our ad NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell

Tell key decision-maker, NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell, to stand up and support the popular and proven Cash for Containers scheme: http://bit.ly/13H6q7y

After Channel 9 deemed our Coke TV ad "too offensive" to go on air, Channel 10, Channel 7 and SBS followed suit, saying that it wasn't in their commercial interests. So we took around the streets of Sydney on a 10 metre truck-mounted movie screen!

Tar Sands Greenwash: Buying Ads is Easy

Greenpeace will never be able to match the government and oil industry ad budgets, but with your help we can use humour to turn their own ad budgets against them. If enough people see our ads, the tar sands' spin doctors will realize that the more of our tax money that they spend on public relations to sell the tar sands as environmentally friendly, the more ridiculous they are making themselves look. Our goal is for them to cancel their ads faster than you can say, "oil spills create jobs."

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Tar Sands Greenwash: Good News, Bad News

The Harper government currently plans to spend $16 million of taxpayer money on ads that greenwash the tar sands. What the government's ad campaign doesn't tell you is how Canadian environmental laws were gutted in order to fast-track new tar sands mines and pipelines as part of the omnibus budget bills. And it certainly doesn't tell you that unconstrained tar sands development has made Canada one of the world's biggest contributors to climate change.

Slug It Out by Fabio Monticone - The Story of the Sanremo Baseball Club

"When the passion of a small Italian baseball team is challenged daily, in a country, Italy, that has no interest or feelings toward this sport, the love and dedication this team has becomes the solution to all their problems.

Documentary filmmaker Fabio Monticone, tells the story of the Sanremo Baseball Club, a rare breed in a country where soccer is the only sport with national relevance. A story that begins during World War II and takes us all the way up to today, where, despite all the financial hardships and a lack of future prospects, Sanremo Baseball not only survives, but manages to give rise to an incredible sport miracle..."


Friday, June 7, 2013

The Bedrock Beneath Antartica by NASA

Our understanding of what lies beneath the world's biggest ice sheet has taken another leap forward. In this video we strip away Antarctic ice to reveal a new, and much more detailed map of the bedrock below. This map, called Bedmap2, was compiled by the British Antarctic Survey and incorporates millions of new measurements, including substantial data sets from NASA's ICESat satellite and an airborne mission called Operation IceBridge.

Tar Sands Greenwash: Greenwash 2.0

Help us laugh the Harper government's ad campaign to greenwash the tar sands right off the air by sharing with your friends and signing the petition at http://www.stopgreenwash.ca

Monday, June 3, 2013

How China's fertilizer industry is endangering villager lives

Investigations made by Greenpeace East Asia have exposed the illegal dumping of massive amounts of hazardous waste in the Southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan. The stacks of phosphogypsum, a byproduct of phosphate fertilizer production, were found dangerously close to residential areas.

The Story of Broke by The Story of Stuff

The United States isn't broke. But the truth is, our economy is broken, producing more pollution, greenhouse gasses and garbage than any other country. In these and so many other ways, it just isn't working. But rather than invest in something better, we continue to keep this 'dinosaur economy' on life support with hundreds of billions of dollars of tax money.

The Story of Broke calls for a shift in government spending toward investments in clean, green solutions—renewable energy, safer chemicals and materials, zero waste and more—that can deliver jobs AND a healthier environment. It's time to rebuild the American Dream; but this time, let's build it better, build it sustainable.

Sustainability explained through animation

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Beautiful Planet Earth

The Obama Tar Sands Pipeline?

Discover the truth about the Keystone XL pipeline. Former Obama administration greens jobs advisor Van Jones cuts through the myths and explains what is really going on -- and who will be to blame if the pipeline is approved.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Ten Things You Didn't Know About Earthquakes

Iain Stewart looks at some of the world's most dramatic earthquakes and reveals the stories and science behind them. In seconds, these powerful forces of nature which cannot be predicted or prevented can shake a town to destruction and shift the landscape forever. We discover why quakes can last 60 times longer on the moon than on earth; how one particular earthquake fault line can produce hallucinations; and how 1960s Cold War spying gave scientists a crucial clue to understanding them.

National Geographic Colliding Continents

Documentary of earth's violent past and tectonic plates

Countries inside Countries: Bizarre Borders

The importance of the high seas

WWF's Global Marine Programme is working to increase international attention for the conservation of vast expanses of ocean, and immediately protect the high seas. Around 64% of the oceans - an area covering half the planet - lie beyond the national jurisdiction of any country. Known as the high seas, these international waters are open-access common areas for everyone.

Seedlings 3: The importance of living more sustainably in today's world

Seedlings is a new online web series telling of a new way. Following the day to day lives of people at ecological projects in the beautiful Pacific coast of Costa Rica, living amongst nature as nature intended! Watch their progress as they strive to reforest some of the mined areas of the Costa Rican coast, re-establishing our planets natural beauty as well as showing you how to live and build a more sustainable life!

In this episode, Matthew and Chris talk us through the current developments in the sustainable living facilities at Ocean Ranch Park and the importance of living more sustainably in today's world so we don't just sustain ourselves but we thrive as human beings!

Inside Wildlife Crime

On the trail of wildlife crime from Gabon to Thailand, following the burning of ivory in Gabon to the seizure of ivory and smuggled tiger kittens in Thailand.

Wildlife crime not only threatens nature's most iconic species, but exacerbates poverty and corruption, funding an entire spectrum of related international crime. These images trace the story from beginning to end, across continents, offering a sense of the fragility of the human lives that lie in its wake.

Ban Thai ivory trade and save Africa's elephants by WWF

"Say NO to rhino horn" with singer My Linh

Monday, May 6, 2013

Wind and solar energy is growing in India

Today coal accounts for approximately 57% of India's total energy consumption and is responsible for 67% of India's increased carbon emissions.

But renewable energy alternatives are growing rapidly throughout the country. Solar technology, wind power and other natural resources sources have been utilised to produce electricity, bringing power to those who would otherwise be without.

The abundance of natural resources in India uncover its potential as a world leader in renewable energy and prove that increased coal exports from Australia are unjustified and harmful.

Seedlings 2: Showing you how to live and build a more sustainable life

Seedlings is a new online web series telling of a new way. Following the day to day lives of people at ecological projects in the beautiful Pacific coast of Costa Rica, living amongst nature as nature intended! Watch their progress as they strive to reforest some of the mined areas of the Costa Rican coast, re-establishing our planets natural beauty as well as showing you how to live and build a more sustainable life!


A New Coca-Cola Ad With A Twist

Coke is trying to crush a hugely popular and proven recycling scheme before it can be implemented nationally.

Greenpeace made a new Coca-Cola ad — with a twist It exposes how this corporate giant is willing to let plastic pollution trash our oceans and kill our marine life by crushing the proven ‘Cash for Containers’ scheme. Coke won’t like it one bit — but it’s high time Australians knew the truth. Watch it now and stop Coca-Cola trashing Australia.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Tuna: Transhipment, Transparency

On the fringes of the Mauritian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), Greenpeace International ampaigners witness how tuna is offloaded from a longliner to a reefer. Known as transshipping, this is a fishing operation that has little monitoring. This can lead to reefers, owned by international companies, receiving unsustainably or illegally caught tuna.

LIFE OF PI is helping WWF save the tigers

Join LIFE OF PI to help WWF double the number of tigers in the wild by 2022.

Hope in a Changing Climate Documentary by John Liu

John D Liu is an international expert on large scale restoration projects on degraded lands. First exposed to large-scale degraded ecosystems in the Loess Plateau in the upper and middle reaches of the Yellow River in 1995, I became fascinated by how human history has altered physical landscapes.

The loss of biodiversity, hydrological regulation, weather regulation, climate regulation, soil fertility and agricultural productivity had led to massive poverty and continuous ecological crisis. "Over the years I have witnessed the steps the Chinese people have taken to restore this region's ecology and have tried to understand the implications of what I have seen and documented"

Seedlings: Showing you how to live and build a more sustainable life

Seedlings is a new online web series telling of a new way. Following the day to day lives of people at ecological projects in the beautiful Pacific coast of Costa Rica, living amongst nature as nature intended! Watch their progress as they strive to reforest some of the mined areas of the Costa Rican coast, re-establishing our planets natural beauty as well as showing you how to live and build a more sustainable life!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

TED Conference: How to green the world's deserts and reverse climate change by 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 -- and his work so far shows -- that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Africa Rising Documentary Narrated by Tilda Swinton

Examining the failure of western policies towards Africa and rethinking the role of western aid workers on the continent.

TEDxNJIT: Sustainably Dense by Richard Garber

Richard Garber is an associate professor at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design. Here he discusses the role of architecture and urban planning in creating sustainable living spaces.

TEDxNJIT: Working on Sunshine by Don Sebastian

Donald Sebastian is the Sr. Vice President for Research & Development at New Jersey Institute of Technology and he discusses the broader context for sustainability in driving a research agenda.

Antarctica's Ice on the Move: Antarctica's Climate Secrets

Antarctica is the iciest place on Earth, but not all of the ice on the continent is the same -- nor is it sitting still. Antarctica has both floating ice and land-based ice. What is the difference between ice sheets, ice shelves and sea ice? How does this ice affect the stratification and circulation of global oceans? How does it affect climate? And why does melting sea ice not raise sea level but melting land-based ice sheets do?

Earth Under Water, Our Greatest Challenge Yet BBC Documentary

Imagine sea levels rising to over 70 metres... Eminent climatologists think another Great Flood is inevitable if current CO2 emissions continue. Based on research by NASA astro-biologist and paleontologist Professor Peter Ward and a group of respected American climatologists, Earth Under Water is an eye-opening documentary uses scientific evidence past and present, archive footage, location photography and CGI to explore the terrifying consequences should the atmosphere's CO2 levels treble over the next 100 to 300 years, as predicted.

Step by step, it paints a chilling picture of the world as the sea levels rise from between one and 70 metres, unravelling the science behind this cataclysm, revealing when it could strike and what its impact would be on humanity. The film also questions experts and politicians about what measures can be taken now to stop the current rise of CO2 emissions, and explores how extreme engineering will buy us time. But the message of this film is stark, spelling out in graphic detail the Earth's apocalyptic future that we have been avoiding.

Killing Bees: Are Government And Industry Responsible?

Honey bees, the essential pollinators of many major US crops, have been dying off in massive numbers since 2006. This threatens the American agricultural system and the one in twelve American jobs that depends on it. There is growing evidence that a new class of pesticides -- nerve toxins called neonicotinoids, which are used on most US crops including almost all corn -- may be toxic to bees.

The Environmental Protection Agency allowed neonicotinoids on the market without adequate tests to determine their toxicity to bees. Environmentalists want neonicotinoids banned until needed safety tests are done. While the US government is slow to act and neonicotinoid sales reap billions for the chemical industry, bees continue to die.

TEDxNJIT: Sustainability on a Smarter Planet by Florence Hudson

As a director in IBM Corporate Strategy with leadership in developing solutions for energy and the environment, Florence Hudson talks about how we can create a Smarter Planet.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Story of Cosmetics by The Story of Stuff

The Story of Cosmetics examines the pervasive use of toxic chemicals in our everyday personal care products, from lipstick to baby shampoo. Produced with Free Range Studios and hosted by Annie Leonard, the seven-minute film by The Story of Stuff Project reveals the implications for consumer and worker health and the environment, and outlines ways we can move the industry away from hazardous chemicals and towards safer alternatives.

The film concludes with a call for viewers to support legislation aimed at ensuring the safety of cosmetics and personal care products.

The Story of Stuff by The Story of Stuff

From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.

Global Warming, What You Need To Know: Documentary on Climatic Change

Who are very interested in Health, Life, Earth, Medical and Engineering Science and I would like to share these videos to anyone who is interested in learning. For purely educational purpose.

Reality Drop: Spread Truth. Destroy Denial

The science is settled: Manmade carbon pollution is to blame for the climate crisis. We’re already seeing the results, with extreme weather happening more frequently around the world.

But Big Oil and Big Coal are spending big money to spread lies about climate science. Their “think tanks” produce false theories. Their “experts” spout false claims. They flood online comment streams with false information.

The result? People aren’t sure whether we should do anything about climate change — or if it’s even happening.

Reality Drop’s mission is to reveal the denial and deception around climate change and spread the truth — so we can clear the way toward real solutions.





The Story of Cap & Trade by The Story of Stuff

The Story of Cap & Trade is a fast-paced, fact-filled look at the leading climate solution being discussed at Copenhagen and on Capitol Hill. Host Annie Leonard introduces the energy traders and Wall Street financiers at the heart of this scheme and reveals the "devils in the details" in current cap and trade proposals: free permits to big polluters, fake offsets and distraction from whats really required to tackle the climate crisis. If youve heard about Cap & Trade, but arent sure how it works (or who benefits), this is the movie is for you.

The Story of Bottled Water by The Story of Stuff

The Story of Bottled Water employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industrys attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces.

The film concludes with a call to take back the tap, not only by making a personal commitment to avoid bottled water, but by supporting investments in clean, available tap water for all.

America's Water Crisis: The Fight for California's Fresh Water

In the Golden State of California, freshwater in the San Joaquin Valley is on the brink of disappearance. Governor Jerry Brown's proposal for a peripheral canal is reigniting centuries-old battles over water rights, and environmentalists, citizens, and billionaires alike are all vying for control over California's water supply.

In the final episode of a three part series, Emerson Rosenthal gets his inner Erin Brockovich on as he investigates a water war that could potentially destroy access to California's drinking water for millions. Welcome to California, ground zero of America's water crisis.

America's Water Crisis: Florida Sinkholes are Swallowing Cars

The wonderful state of Florida has pumped so much groundwater from underground aquifers that its foundation is literally sinking. The result: A rash of sinkholes across the state's gut has been sucking homes, humans, and housepets into the Earth. Emerson dons his speedo, flip-flops, and "best Florida shirt ever" to sniff out a sinkhole and find out why Floridians keep pumping their state dry.


America's Water Crisis: New York's Toxic Wasteland

Every time it rains in New York City, billions of gallons of raw sewage are piped directly into the Hudson River. Superstorms like Hurricane Sandy only magnify the issue by flooding New York's waterways with even more human feces. It's a direct effect of the way New York City's wastewater pipes were built, and it's the same basic infrastructure problem facing over 40 million people in 700 American cities.

In the first part of a three-part series on freshwater in America, Emerson Rosenthal takes a dip in the grand Hudson River to find out just how far we've swum up shit's creek.



Toxic Linfen: The Devastating Effects of Pollution in Shanxi Province, China

The single most polluted place on earth, the coal-mining town of Linfen in Shanxi Province, China, where kids play in dirty rivers and the sun sets early behind a thick curtain of smog.

Hurricane Sandy: A New Reality

The Dirty Weather Report continues the in depth look at Hurricane Sandy and the new reality the east coast was exposed to during the super storm.

The Price of Carbon Narrated by Reggie Watts

We are all paying the price of carbon pollution. It's time to put a price on carbon and make the polluters stop the carbon destruction.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Share This Video to Help Animals

If 25,000 people share this video, $25,000 will be donated to The Humane Society of the United States to help animals.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth Day 2013: Relaxing Piano Rain Music Nature Scenes

Earth Day 2013: Mother Earth Song

A song for Mother Earth to appreciate and cherish this planet we all call home.

Earth Day 2013: Climate Change

Over the past 100 years human activity has led to an increase in earth's average surface temperature. Scientists have measured the increase to be three-quarters of a degree celsius.

The global warming is caused by an increase in greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide. The extra CO2 enters the atmosphere. Then the CO2 acts like glass in a greenhouse. The suns rays pass through the atmosphere then when reflected heat energy tries to escape it gets trapped making earth warmer. This process is called the greenhouse effect.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Earth Day April 22nd 2013 by NASA

NASA's fleet of science satellites and research aircraft are at work around the world 24/7 helping scientists discover just how our living planet really works. Take a look at some of the insights and don't forget to celebrate Earth Day on April 22!

Earth Day 2013: Mobilize the World by Michael Knight.

Earth Day is on the 22nd of April 2013. On April 22, more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day 2012 and help Mobilize the Earth™. People of all nationalities and backgrounds will voice their appreciation for the planet and demand its protection. Together we will stand united for a sustainable future and call upon individuals, organizations, and governments to do their part.

Earth Day 2013 Song

Earth Day 2013 Anthem Song will be sung on APRIL 22nd celebrating Earth Day. Save Planet Earth supporting the WWF Earth Day for kids, children and adult evenst. A song to sing for Earth Day 2013 Celebrations and activities (see google earth day to appreciate our world) by Tokyo Rose The official Song for Earth Day and Earth Hour Events in the 2013 Earth Day Calendar.

Ecological Design: Inventing The Future

Ecological Design: Inventing The Future is an educational documentary film which illuminates the emergence of ecological design in the 20th century. The film features the ideas and prototypes of pioneering designers who have trail-blazed the development of sustainable architecture, cities, energy systems, transport and industry.

Beginning in the 1920's with the work of R. Buckminister Fuller, moving throiugh the 1960's and the Counter Culture and ending on the doorstep of the 21st century: the film follows the evolution of ecological design from the visions of a few independent thinkers to the powerful movement it is becoming.

Earth Day 2013: The Atomic States of America


In 2010, the United States approved the first new nuclear power plant in 32 years, heralding a “Nuclear Renaissance”. But that was before the Fukushima accident in Japan renewed a fierce public debate over the safety and viability of nuclear power.

The Atomic States of America journeys to nuclear reactor communities around the country to provide a comprehensive exploration of the history and impact to date of nuclear power, and to investigate the truths and myths about nuclear energy.

Monday, April 15, 2013

From 'moo' to shoe: Slave to Shoes by DanWatch

A video on the modern slavery in the cattle industry of Brazil. This might be where the leather in your shoes, jackets or handbag comes from.

The video is part of the project "From 'moo' to shoe" in which DanWatch looks into the the first levels of the supply chains of leather for shoes in Brazil and India, two of the world's biggest producers of bovine hides.

Hidden Flow: The Rising Tide of European E-waste in West Africa

This investigative film produced by CI's corporate watchdog partner DanWatch reveals how a staggering 500,000 used PCs arrive in Lagos every month - 75% of which go straight to landfill. This is just the tip of the 6.6 million tons of European e-waste dumped on the developing world every year, despite international bans.

Coal Curse Movie by Paranjoy Guha Thakurta supported by Greenpeace

"Coal Curse", a film on the political economy of coal energy in India, by Paranjoy Guha Thakurta supported by Greenpeace, takes you on a journey to the land of dirty coal trials and tribulations of the people working in the coal mines.

The documentary film explores the political economy of coal in contemporary India with the ground situation in Singrauli as a case study.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Keeping a Close Eye on Greenland's Jakobshavn Glacier

Jakobshavn Glacier, one of the fastest moving glaciers in Greenland, has been the focus of IceBridge survey flights for five consecutive years. Here, images from an IceBridge mission on Apr. 4, 2013 and video footage from the 2012 Arctic campaign show this rapidly changing ice stream and how IceBridge is using its suite of airborne instruments to collect crucial data on ice movement and how much glaciers like Jakobshavn might contribute to future sea level rise.

Flying Low over Southeast Greenland by NASA

Few of us ever get to see Greenland's glaciers from 500 meters above the ice. But in this video — recorded on April 9,2013 in southeast Greenland using a cockpit camera installed and operated by the National Suborbital Education and Research Center, or NSERC — we see what Operation IceBridge's pilots see as they fly NASA's P-3B airborne laboratory low over the Arctic. Following a glacier's sometimes winding flow line gives IceBridge researchers a perspective on the ice not possible from satellites which pass in straight lines overhead. By gathering such data, IceBridge is helping to build a continuous record of change in the polar regions.

Sea Ice Max 2013: An Interesting Year for Arctic Sea Ice by NASA

After a record melt season, an Arctic cyclone, and a fascinating fracturing event, Arctic sea ice has reached its maximum extent for the year.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Climate Change Is Simple by David Roberts

This video is to promote general awareness of the science of climate change. It features David Roberts of Grist, and short clips from around the web. Edited by @ryanlcooper.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

The Girl Effect

The girl effect is about leveraging the unique potential of adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves, their families, their communities, their countries and the world.



The Power of Water: Solving The Water Crisis

The water and sanitation problem in the developing world is far too big for charity alone. At Water.org, we are driving the water sector for new solutions, new financing models, greater transparency, and real partnerships to create lasting change. Our vision: the day when everyone in the world can take a safe drink of water.

World water Day: The Story of Bottled Water

The Story of Bottled Water World Water Day 2010 employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. 

Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industrys attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The film concludes with a call to take back the tap, not only by making a personal commitment to avoid bottled water, but by supporting investments in clean, available tap water for all.

The Water Crisis: Water Changes Everything.

Almost a billion people live without clean drinking water. We call this the water crisis. It's a crisis because it only starts with water -- but water affects everything in life.

World Water Day: Water Re-Use in Agriculture

Traditionally, the wastewater from many cities which draw their water supply from nearby rivers is disposed of further downstream in the same river. This animation explores the possibilities and possible environmental benefits of the same wastewaters re-use in Agriculture.

World Water Day: The Water Cycle

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon message "World Water Day 2013"

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Earth Hour 2013 message

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Dutch Water Defence: The Dutch Water Line

The Dutch Water Line (Dutch: Hollandsche Waterlinie) was a series of water based defences conceived by Maurice of Nassau in the early 17th century, and realised by his half brother Frederick Henry. Combined with natural bodies of water, it could be used to transform the economic heartland of the Dutch Republic almost into an island.

Early in the Eighty Years' War of Independence against Spain the Dutch had realized that flooding low lying areas formed an excellent defence against enemy troops, as was demonstrated, for example, during the siege of Leiden, 1574. In the latter half of the war when the economic heartland of the Dutch Republic (i.e. the province of Holland) had been freed of Spanish troops. Maurice of Orange Nassau planned to protect it with a line of flooded land protected by fortresses that ran from the Zuiderzee (present IJsselmeer) down to the river Waal.

In 1629 prince Frederick Henry started the execution of the plan. Sluices were constructed in dikes and forts and fortified towns were created at strategic points along the line with guns covering especially the dikes that traversed the water line. The water level in the flooded areas was carefully maintained to a level deep enough to make an advance on foot precarious and shallow enough to rule out effective use of boats (other than the flat bottomed gun barges used by the Dutch defenders).

Under the water level additional obstacles like ditches, trous de loup and later barbed wire and mines were hidden. The trees lining the dikes that formed the only roads through the line, could be turned into abatis in time of war. In wintertime the water level could be manipulated to weaken ice covering, while the ice itself could be used when broken up, to form further obstacles that would expose advancing troops longer to fire from the defenders.




Wednesday, January 9, 2013

US Sees Hottest Year Ever

The hottest year yet... that's what scientists are saying about the US in 2012 after 12 months of droughts, cyclones and wildfires. And these are not just isolated cases. Climate scientists say extreme weather leading to disasters is a fact of our modern world, and global warming is to blame.

Climate Change Fake? The World Has Never Been Hotter

"The numbers are in: 2012, the year of a surreal March heat wave, a severe drought in the Corn Belt and a huge storm that caused broad devastation in the Middle Atlantic States, turns out to have been the hottest year ever recorded in the contiguous United States.

How hot was it? The temperature differences between years are usually measured in fractions of a degree, but last year's 55.3 degree average demolished the previous record, set in 1998, by a full degree Fahrenheit."*

The numbers are in: there has never been a hotter year in recent history than 2012. Can we deny climate change any longer? Why is this story being pushed aside by most media outlets? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down.

Little Big Cat: Running with a Cheetah Cub

Kito the cheetah cub watches Elephants drinking from a river in Kenya's Masai Mara game reserve, and goes for a run in the sun. Endearing wildlife clip from Cbeebies series, Little Big Cat.

Trials of Life: Cutest Baby Chimp Early Learnings by David Attenborough

David Attenborough observes the behaviour of young Chimpanzees, looking at how they interact with their elders in this clip shot in a forest on the Ivory Coast for the series Trials of Life.

Little Big Cat: Leopard Cubs Learn to Climb

Leopard clubs Jua and Paka are ready to learn how to climb, and a tree that has collapsed over a river seems like a good place to begin! Cute scenes from children's wildlife series Little Big Cat

Little Big Cat: Leopard cubs in the tree tops

The Leopard cubs Joya and Packa explore their new playground, high in the tree tops of the Masi Mara.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Big Oil Threatens the Spirit Bear Coast

Kevin Bacon calls attention to a proposed pipeline and supertanker traffic that would endanger the world's last 400 Spirit Bears in British Columbia.

Shell Oil Threatens a Birthing Ground of America's Polar Bears

Robert Redford calls on the Obama Administration to stop Shell from drilling this summer off the coast of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge -- our nation's largest onshore birthing ground for polar bears.

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