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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 […]

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

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 »

Vandana Shiva: Traditional Knowledge, Biodiversity and Sustainable Living

Vandana Shiva inaugurating Grandmothers University

By Bhavani Prakash Dr Vandana Shiva needs little introduction as a prominent environmental, social justice and anti-GM activist.  In 2010, she received the Sydney Peace Prize and was named by Guardian UK in March 2011 as one of the top 100 women in the world. In the following interview, she explains the work done at […]

March 31st, 2011 | Posted in Activism,Biodiversity,Climate Change,Food,Gardening,Green Activism,Sustainable Agriculture,Sustainable Agriculture/GMO/Organic,Sustainable Growth/Development | Read More »

Dr Vandana Shiva’s Sydney Peace Prize Lecture: Time to End War on Earth

Dr Vandana Shiva  - Source: Wikipedia

By Bhavani Prakash The end of December is a not only a good time to reflect upon the year that has passed, but also to take stock of why we are here on this planet as human beings. “Do we have a higher end?” is a question to which every individual, every society, every civilisation […]

December 26th, 2010 | Posted in Activism,Biodiversity,Climate Change,Sustainable Agriculture,Sustainable Growth/Development | Read More »

Songs for the Environment

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Asha Edmund is an award winning Singaporean singer and composer, steadily making a name in the international dance music scene.  She shares with us six songs with an environmental theme that have touched her. SONGS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT By Asha Edmund Combing the internet for environmental songs showed me just how many artists feel the […]

September 25th, 2010 | Posted in Activism,Behaviour Change,Music | Read More »

6 Grassroots Activists win Goldman Environment Prize 2010

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This year’s Goldman Environment Prize, considered the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for the Environment, was awarded to 6 Grassroots activists. The causes ranged from saving elephants in Cambodia, sustainable agriculture in Cuba, protecting biodiversity in Poland, protecting the indigenous people against forcible evictions in Swaziland, fighting against water pollution by industrial animal farming in USA and campaigning against […]

May 19th, 2010 | Posted in Activism,Food,Poverty & Hunger,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

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