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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Who’s protecting Lake Naivasha?

East africans

by Julie Ardery Lake Naivasha is at the center of Kenya’s flower production, but now, despite a self-regulating flower council, the lake’s fish are dying. Can the industry adequately police itself? Kenya’s flower industry, after years of success that have induced many other African nations to jump into floral production, took a big hit last […]

May 28th, 2010 | Posted in Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

6 Grassroots Activists win Goldman Environment Prize 2010

Goldman prize

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 »

Can One man and One cow Save our Planet?: Seeding the real Green Revolution

One Man One Cow One Planet

by Bhavani Prakash Why on earth would an 80 year old New Zealander pack his bags for good to spend the rest of his life in rural India, teaching farmers how to swirl cow dung in a vortex of water? Meet Peter Proctor, in the movie below, the man with a mission to save Indian agriculture from the […]

May 11th, 2010 | Posted in Food,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

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