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Understanding the human face of climate change

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By Bhavani Prakash In September 2013, the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) released its fifth assessment report based on peer reviewed science, that it was ‘extremely likely’ that humanity is to blame for global warming.  It mentioned that global temperatures are likely to rise by 2 degrees Celsius by 2100 from pre-industrial revolution levels. […]

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January 4th, 2014 | Posted in Climate Change | Read More »

Kavita Bahl: ‘Cotton for My Shroud’ – a story of farmer suicides in Vidarbha

Kavita Bahl

By Bhavani Prakash The film ‘Cotton for My Shroud,’ a heart-rending story about cotton farmers of Vidarbha in Maharashtra (western state of India) is directed by Kavita Bahl and Nandan Saxena. The national award winning movie, made by Top Quark Films throws light on how cotton farming with Bt (Genetically modified) cotton has led to a spate of […]

September 14th, 2012 | Posted in Activism,Sustainable Agriculture,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev: Project Green Hands and Tree Planting in Tamil Nadu

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

By Bhavani Prakash It is a rare opportunity indeed to meet someone who deeply understands the connect between ourselves and the living planet, and is taking direct action in terms of mobilising people into planting millions of trees, whilst simultaneously giving the practical tools to profoundly change one’s own inner wellbeing. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, founder […]

September 1st, 2012 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Biodiversity,Climate Change,Climate Change,Communities and Governance,Sustainable Agriculture,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

India’s Coal Rush (Video)

india's coal rush al jazeera tv

By Bhavani Prakash One of the things that easily catches one’s attention during a train journey in India is the so-called ‘goods’ trains that ferry coal to and fro many parts of the nation. While railways have provided a vast network of sustainable transport options for millions of Indians every day, it is still predicated on […]

March 28th, 2012 | Posted in Climate Change,Sustainable Growth/Development | Read More »

Anne Leonard: The Story of Broke

The Story of Broke

Here’s Annie Leonard of The Story of Stuff Project with her latest animated video called, “The Story of Broke.”  She poses the question, “Why is there enough money for war, to subsidise big oil or to bail out banks, but when it comes to investing in a better future, the government is broke?” She says, “If half […]

November 11th, 2011 | Posted in Activism,Cartoons/Entertaining Green Videos,Sustainable Growth/Development | Read More »

Vandana Shiva speaks at Right2Know March

Vandana Shiva

Our friends at MADGE Australia shared this video on Facebook showing Vandana Shiva speaking at the Right2Know March: A mobilisation on GMO Labelling.  She is seated here in front of the White House on October 16 2011, World Food Day. Video link here Vandana Shiva, the well known anti-GMO activist is one of the co-authors […]

November 7th, 2011 | Posted in Food,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

The Light Bulb Conspiracy: The Story of Planned Obsolescence

Constant stream of e-waste due to Planned Obsolescence

By Bhavani Prakash Our review of the movie “The Light Bulb Conspiracy” coincides with the resignation of Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple Computers. Steve Jobs certainly deserves a lot of credit for his role in building up Apple as a technology leader; however as a company, Apple is very much a part of the […]

August 26th, 2011 | Posted in Electronics and E-Waste | Read More »

Nero’s Guests and Farmer Suicides in India

Indian farmer in distress

The documentary directed by Deepa Bhatia, “Nero’s Guests” is a story about India’s farmer suicides as unravelled by Palagummi Sainath, Rural Affairs Editor of Hindu newspaper. Nero was an ancient Roman emperor who used to conduct one of the biggest parties ancient Rome had ever seen. And for the guests to enjoy the beautiful garden, Nero […]

August 6th, 2011 | Posted in Poverty & Hunger,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

The Source Project

Working on the soil Photo by The Source Project

Jason Taylor is a London based documentary filmmaker, who has over the past decade been commissioned by several international agencies such as UNICEF, UNAIDS, UNDP, SCF, Action Aid, Concern Worldwide, and IDRC Canada. The Source Project is a series of short videos and imagery that emanate from his strong desire to break away from ‘institutionalised’ […]

June 13th, 2011 | Posted in Sustainable Agriculture,Sustainable Growth/Development | Read More »

Power Shift 2011

Photo by Shaw Thacher

“Power Shift is the name of an annual youth summit which has been held in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. Other Power Shift Conferences are also being organised by members of the International Youth Climate Movement including Africa, Japan and India. The focus of the events is on climate change policy. […]

May 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Activism,Behaviour Change,Climate Change | Read More »

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