Frack attack! As the EPA launches public hearings into the fracking of the Marcellus Shale, Josh Fox, director of "Gasland", joins Abrahm Lustgarten on DemocracyNow to talk about fracking and it's dangers to the water supply. (watch video)
Rachel Armstrong on using "living architecture" to remediate environmental damage. She proposes saving Venice by encrusting the wood pilings that support the city with programmable proto-cells which would build a carbonate reef around the wood- "rather than the city of Venice wearing stilettos, as it currently does, it would be wearing platform shoes. . . "(watch video)
The Wild Horses of Newbury
Greens were filming the tragic destruction of two great old oaks of Newbury, when an amazing thing happened... watch the video
The Story of Stuff Don't miss this amusing survey of the consumerist reality and it's toxic consquences. (99% of our production is trashed within 6 months!) (Story of Stuff)
Ecoversity TV: Winter 2013
Here we have video and film selections from around the web, and from our own production. If you'd like to alert us to something interesting out there, or to submit material for publication use this email.
James Hansen at TED 2/12: Why I must Speak Out About Climate Change
Story of Stuff Project The inimitable Annie Leonard brings her "Story of Stuff" treatment to the Story of Bottled Water, the Story of Cosmetics, the Story of Cap and Trade, and more. . .
Powershift 2011 Watch keynote speeches by Van Jones, Bill McKibben, Tim deChristopher, and Al Gore; also an interview with Vandana Shiva and Maude Barlow on the UN's consideration of the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Nature. EcoV TV: Powershift 2011.
The Symphony of Science Mashups of 'Cosmos' and 'Life on Earth' beautifully melodified with heavenly chill music. What a wonderful project!
"The Symphony of Science is a musical project headed by John Boswell, designed to deliver scientific knowledge and philosophy in musical form. Here you can watch music videos, download songs, read lyrics and find links relating to the messages conveyed by the music." Watch "Symphony of Science: The Unbroken Thread", with Attenborough, Goodall, and Sagan.
Astonish Me! New film from the WWF.
Wade Davis at TED:
The worldwide web of belief and ritual Anthropologist Wade Davis talks in particular about his visits with the elder brothers of the Andes, including his most recent from which he has just returned.
(watch video) Wade Davis contributed to the 11th Hour Time Capsule project- you can see his time capsule here
"The time has come to move beyond eco-elitism to eco-populism."
The Commonwealth Club awarded Van Jones a 21st Century Visionary Award for guiding the nation to ecological equality. Jones called for a 'serious' climate and energy bill to stop companies from dumping 'planet-cooking pollution' into the atmosphere. 'If you take away that right to pollute for free,' says Jones, 'you send a signal to the only force in the world that can solve this problem - the entrepreneur.'
The Great Disruption: How humankind can thrive in the 21st Century Paul Gilding speaking at the RSA, June 2011.
The Green Patriarch:
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
The name "Green Patriarch' is hardly sufficient to describe this amazing man, who, while still in the grip of the tidal forces of human history unleashed by the collapse of the Roman Empire, is one of the few who really grasps the significance of the current moment for the future of humanity and Creation. His quiet and persevering influence has been great, up there with Al Gore, maybe more so. This is a powerful film on a true spiritual leader working behind the scenes to change the way humanity relates to Earth and Nature. (watch The Green Patriarch) May 7. Bartholomew has written a commentary on the Gulf oil disaster at the HuffingtonPost.
David Attenborough, Wonderful World, for BBC
Elisabet Sahtouris, evolutionary biologist and bio-futurist, speaking about our moment in planetary evolution. This three-part talk can be seen in it's entirety here. In part 3, Dr. Sahtouris relates her seminal metaphor of the caterpillar and butterfly in assessing our moment in the context of planetary evolution. (A further 6-part interview with Conscious.tv follows, with more interviews linked.)
(Elisabet Sahtouris video talk)
We've selected some online videos on various topics of interest; the playlists below will play each short segment for you in sequence. We add new videos to the playlists regularly.
Author Derrick Jensen:
Deep Green Resistance Amy Goodman: "We speak with Derrick Jensen, who has been called the poet-philosopher of the ecological movement. He has written some 15 books critiquing contemporary society and the destruction of the environment. His many books include A Language Older than Words, Endgame, What We Left Behind, Resistance Against Empire, and Deep Green Resistance. "I think a lot of us are increasingly recognizing that the dominant culture is killing the planet," Jensen says. "I think its very important for us to start to build a culture of resistance, because what were doing isnt working, clearly." (watch video)
The Botany of Desire
Whether or not you've read Michael Pollan's fascinating book "The Botany of Desire", you'll enjoy the excellent PBS Special based on it, and especially the show's smart and attractive website, with 'web extras'- like the interview segments with Pollan linked above, and a further graphically rich dedicated website to explore deeper the themes and frames of the book. (watch show segments and extras online)(Botany of Desire- website)
In the wake of the recall of a half a billion eggs due to salmonella contamination, Democracy Now did a triple header on food supply issues with David Kirby, author of "Animal Factory", and Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director of the Oakland Institute(watch videos)
Google Earth: Liquid Galaxy
Google Earth shows it's stuff at COP15 with "Liquid Galaxy" - a wrap-around quad-screen planetary explorer; looks like the future of Earth Studies. Fly down and examine some melting glaciers . . . Cruise the planet
Gaia Hypothesis Surprisingly good summary of the Gaia Hypothesis
Fragility, Gaia, and the Evolution of Humanity
"Xavier Le Pichon is one of the world's leading geophysicists, and his pioneering research on plate tectonics revolutionized our understanding of how the earth works. He has also spent decades living in community with people and families facing disability and has emerged with a rare perspective on the meaning of humanity - a perspective equally informed by his scientific and personal encounters with fragility as a fundament of vital, evolving systems..."
2010 Year of Biodiversity
UN General Secretary Ban-Ki Moon announces The Year of Biodiversity 2010.
The Impossible Hamster The absurdity of unending growth
HOME- The Movie
Yann Arthus-Bertrand, celebrated French journalist, photographer and environmentalist, has created an extraordinarily beautiful film of our home planet, and the impacts our species has made upon it's life systems. The photography is gorgeous, with excellent narration and a beautiful music score. The film, produced by Luc Bresson, premieres on the internet June 5. Watch in high quality full screen mode at YouTube.
To see more on the production of "Home", along with multilingual versions:
Isabella Rosselini's Green Porn
Sundance hosts the latest season of Isabella Rosselini's surprising and amusing series on creature sex. "Green Porn 3" can be viewed online HERE
Stop Plastic Pollution
The mission of Plastic Pollution Coalition is to create a global community and ignite a social movement to stop plastic pollution and its toxic impacts worldwide. (video)
A Buffalo Calf, Hungry Lions and a Crocodile: The Herd Comes to the Rescue
With 57 million views, this extraordinary clip is one of the all-time greats on Youtube- watch it, if you haven't already, and you will see why-
This clip is included in our Ecoversity TV Creature Feature playlist, along with many other fascinating animal videos.