Environmentalist and entrepreneur Paul Hawken, CEO of OneSun Solar, an energy company focused on ultra low-cost solar based on green chemistry and biomimicry. His speech at the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship 2010 focuses on environmental problems around the world.
Can shopping save the world? The Story of Change urges viewers to put down their credit cards and start exercising their citizen muscles to build a more sustainable, just and fulfilling world.
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A behind-the-scenes look at where Portland’s food waste left at curbsides goes to be composted.
Bicycle Boulevards in Portland are a thing of beauty, safety, and tranquility. They are also wonderful streets to live on. Mia Birk, former manager of City of Portland’s Bicycle Program (1993-99), and Mark Lear of the Portland Office of Transportation explain a few of the many strategies employed to keep thru traffic off [...]
Portland: Quest for the Livable City is a documentary film and educational outreach project produced as a collaboration of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Northern Light Productions. Incorporating historic footage of Portland’s growth as the self-proclaimed “City that Works,” and recent interviews with city leaders and neighborhood residents during the battles [...]
The Traditional Native American Farmers Association, also known as TNAFA, held its 16th Annual Indigenous Sustainable Communities Design Course July 2011, in collaboration with Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture in Northern Arizona. TNAFA has been working since 1992 to increase the Native community’s interest in agriculture, especially the youth. Instructor Lilian Hill taught a natural [...]
The United States isn’t broke; we’re the richest country on the planet and a country in which the richest among us are doing exceptionally well. 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 [...]
Jeannette Armstrong (Syilx, Okanagan) speaks to the loss of community and the value of building long-term relationships with people and place.
Larry Merculieff (Aleut) critiques the use and meaning of the term “sustainability,” and he speaks to the potential for human beings to draw upon our inherent intelligence to live in alignment with all of creation.
Jeannette Armstrong (Syilx, Okanagan) discusses the importance of every human being taking responsibility to protect the health of the planet.
Roberta “Bobbie” Conner (Cayuse) shares her hope for communities that are grateful for what they have and define wealth by non-materialistic measures.
Guujaaw (Haida) introduces himself and the Haida people and describes what he understands as simply the natural way to live.
Nichole Maher (Tlingit) discusses the idea of cultural sustainability in terms of focusing on preserving the strengths and gifts of indigenous cultures and instilling youth with a sense of responsibility and belonging.
Larry Merculieff (Aleut) suggests that understanding how to address the problems we have created requires that we ask the right questions, look inward at ourselves and engage in dialogue with diverse perspectives.
Guujaaw (Haida) speaks to the importance of the land in meeting the needs of the Haida people, and of having an economy that works with his people’s focus on the multigenerational aspects of life.
Young engineer takes on a global challenge: Clean and sustainable energy, one village at a time.
Host Lisa Van Pay meets with NSF-funded scientists Yang-Shao Horn and Yogi Surendranath at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as they take on the hydrogen energy challenge. Hydrogen bonds are an extremely efficient way to store energy, and scientists would like to capture this energy to power all sorts of things–from cars to [...]
A documentary portrait of ecologist Pierre Dansereau, the film takes us from Baffin Island to New York City, from the Gaspé Peninsula to Brazil. At each stop on this world tour, we hear his story and witness landscapes of breathtaking beauty.
In this short documentary, a group of pupils aged 8 to 13 embark on a school project to find out all they can about garbage and its impact on the environment. The places they visit tell us a lot about the society we live in and about ecology, cities, [...]
Concerns about food security are growing as the global population climbs to a projected peak of 9 billion by 2050. This audio slide show introduces Science’s 12 February 2010 special issue and the challenges of addressing food security, particularly in the developing world.
In the 29 July 2011 issue, Science examines the opportunities and challenges created by demographic changes around the world.
A film about creativity, optimism and having fun cleaning our beaches around the world.
As E.O. Wilson accepts his 2007 TED Prize, he makes a plea on behalf of all creatures that we learn more about our biosphere — and build a networked encyclopedia of all the world’s knowledge about life.
What if human consciousness isn’t the end-all and be-all of Darwinism? What if we are all just pawns in corn’s clever strategy game to rule the Earth? Author Michael Pollan asks us to see the world from a plant’s-eye view.
Yale professor discusses what must happen in order to achieve global sustainability.
Anderson, the CEO of Interface Global, is leading the charge on sustainable business models in the US. He discusses the genesis of his sustainable inspiration along with what he learned in his journey.
The founder of ‘The Natural Step’ discusses the question of whether or not sustainability is possible.
“The Natural Step USA – Miles the Can”
Outlining the process of aluminum can recycling, The Natural Step’s video follows the journey of aluminum recycling.
Explaining ‘The Natural Step‘ in just two minutes, this video outlines ecological and economic sustainability.
Mary Evelyn Tucker discusses how Thomas Berry’s work and studies led him to religion and specifically, Confucianism. Through his studies in religion, he was able to understand how you ‘periodize’ great sweeps of history: human, earth, and universe.
Thomas Berry explains that humans are here for the perfection of the earth; earth is not here for the perfection of humans. Humans, he explains, give the universe a consciousness of itself.
In this TED talk, Arthur Potts Dawson discusses his vision for a waste-free restaurant. Restaurants are notoriously producers for significant amounts of waste, and Dawson wishes to present solutions for making restaurants more sustainable.
Children and young adults discussing the water crisis and need to recycle water.
Video discusses Lynn White’s 1967 watershed article, “Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis,” and the idea that nature is not sacred and disposable, which he calls ‘Selfish Anthropomorphism.’ The video debunks the idea that Christianity is at odds with environmentalism, and discusses the environment in terms of creation. The lecture also discusses Stuart [...]
The Smart Grid would be able to draw energy from renewable resources to existing power grids. It would also be able to control the flow of energy between power grids as not just going from the plant to your home, but instead back and forth through [...]
An MIT graduate student explains the CityCar—a folding, stacking, computer-driven car that could potentially the problem of carbon emissions, parking, and other car-related problems.
Green in every sense of the word, growing grass and other plants on your roof can both significantly cut energy bills but also reduce home and building energy consumption. This video explores what it takes to design and maintain a roof of a large campus [...]
Documentary about how planned obsolescence and the consumer mentality of ‘newness’ is breaking our planet down. Full version also available online here.