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India’s Coal Rush (Video)

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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 […]

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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 »

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 »

Video Review – Zeitgeist: Moving Forward

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By Bhavani Prakash Zeitgeist roughly translates from German into “spirit of the times.”  The movie Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, directed by Peter Joseph was released globally on January 25th, 2011 as a sequel to “Zeitgeist“(2007) and is available to everyone free for non-commercial use as a public commons. I haven’t watched the 2007 movie at the […]

January 29th, 2011 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Climate Change,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 »

Annie Leonard: The Story of Electronics

Story of Electronics

by Bhavani Prakash Annie Leonard, creator of a series of informative animations, The Story of Stuff, The Story of Bottled Water, The Story of Cosmetics and The Story of Cap & Trade has just released the latest one taking the electronics industry to task:  The Story of Electronics. It shows the negative impact of the […]

November 10th, 2010 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Electronics and E-Waste,Sustainable Growth/Development | Read More »

What ancient civilisations teach the modern world about sustainability

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   “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it”                                     — Edmund Burke   Indeed!  Here is a collection of videos that show how and why some civilisations have soared and fallen. While theories abound in explaining these, we can see an underlying thread of resource overuse beyond sustainable realms, leading societies to an eventual state […]

March 27th, 2010 | Posted in Sustainable Growth/Development | Read More »

The Impossible Hamster : Limits to Economic Growth

the impossible hamster

Here’s a cool new video by the New Economic Foundation (NEF) to highlight the limits to economic growth that come from thinking that “exponential” acceleration can continue forever.   According to the NEF website, ” Four years on from NEF’s Growth isn’t Working (report), this new report goes one step further and tests that thesis […]

February 19th, 2010 | Posted in Growth/Sustainable Development,Sustainable Development,Sustainable Growth/Development | Read More »

Loss of Biodiversity: Why are we losing so many species? Part IV

Why are we losing so much of our biodiversity? To make sense of the specific reasons for the loss of biodiversity, this is one programme (“The State of the Planet”, part of BBC’s “Earth” DVD series) that hit the nail on the head. It’s always a pleasure to watch Sir David Attenborough, and of course […]

November 26th, 2008 | Posted in Biodiversity,Climate Change,Sustainable Growth/Development | Read More »

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